Published on September 19, 2017 by Maryellen Newton  
Family Weekend 2017

There is still time to register for many Samford University Family Weekend events and Parents Academy classes, according to Director of Parent Programs Susan Doyle. Registration must be done by midnight Sunday, Sept. 24. 

Family Weekend is Sept. 29-Oct. 1. 

Events with available tickets remaining include the Samford soccer match on Friday, the Samford Theatre production throughout the weekend, the parents breakfast and tailgate lunch on Saturday. Jim ‘N Nick’s Barbecue will be catering the tailgate lunch. There are also both general admission and reserved seat tickets available for the football game. 

Doyle encourages parents to register even if they are not attending Parents Academy classes or buying tickets because there is a gift with a postage stamp featuring Mr. Beeson and Samford postcards. Parents can pick up the goody bags at check-in which will be held Friday and Saturday in the Howard Room of the Beeson University Center. 

If there are parents who want a spot in one of the Parents Academy classes, Doyle asks they email to be placed on a waiting list. She also asks those parents who have registered but cannot attend to email her at

“The Samford community does have such a family spirit, and Family Weekend is the epitome of that,” Doyle said. “We can’t wait to welcome families back to campus and spend the weekend together.” 

For more information about Family Weekend, visit

Maryellen Newton is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Division of Marketing and Communication.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.