Published on February 16, 2018 by William Nunnelley  
2017 commencement

Samford University will graduate approximately 1,300 students during seven commencement ceremonies in May. All ceremonies may be viewed via live stream.

The schedule of programs includes: 

May 4, Beeson Divinity School, Hodges Chapel, 11 a.m. 

May 4, College of Health Sciences Graduate Students, Hanna Center, 2 p.m. 

May 11, Brock School of Business, Wright Center, 11:30 a.m.

May 11, College of Health Sciences Undergraduate Students, Wright Center, 3:30 p.m. 

May 11, Cumberland School of Law, Wright Center, 6:30 p.m. 

May 12, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Wright Center, 10 a.m. 

May 12, School of the Arts and Orlean Beeson School of Education, Wright Center, 2 p.m. 

Other activities related to commencement during this period include: 

May 4, Ida Moffett School of Nursing Accelerated Second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Shades Mountain Baptist Church, 10 a.m. 

May 11, Ida Moffett School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Shades Mountain Baptist Church, 10 a.m. 

May 12, Graduating Senior Art Exhibit Reception sponsored by Steve and Debby Heitzke, Samford Art Gallery, Swearingen Hall, following School of the Arts and Orlean Beeson School of Education commencement 

 

 
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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and US News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.