Send-off Parties Welcome Samford University’s Class of 2022

Published on June 19, 2018 by Maryellen Newton  
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Throughout July and early August, Samford University will host send-off parties for incoming freshmen and their families, allowing them to meet other freshmen and families from their area. Samford staff members will also be available to answer any last-minute questions. 

This summer, send-off parties are scheduled in Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Huntsville, Louisville, Mobile, Nashville, Newport Beach, Orlando, Slidell and Tampa. 

These events are helpful in building a Samford community away from the campus itself, according to Susan Doyle, office of family and parent program director. Students often meet each other and coordinate rides to and from home, delivery of packages and find a friendly face to smile at around campus. 

“Send-offs help new Samford families make connections with as many students and family members as possible so they all feel right at home when school begins,” Doyle said. 

These parties will be held in homes or event venues in the scheduled city. Samford President Andrew Westmoreland has also been known to make surprise visits in some cities, Doyle added. 

Atlanta

July 23, 7 – 9 p.m.

Roswell Historic Cottage, 972 Alpharetta St., Roswell

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Austin

Aug. 4, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Home of the Welch Family, 4500 Mantle Drive

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Birmingham

Aug. 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Pete Hanna Center East Lobby, Samford University

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Chattanooga

July 24, 7 – 9 p.m.

Home of the Armor Family, 1244 Longholm Court

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Dallas/Fort Worth

Aug. 5, 6 – 8 p.m.

Home of the Tyler Family, 1908 Arrington Court, Colleyville

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Houston

Aug. 2, 7 – 9 p.m.

Avalon Diner, 8823 Katy Freeway

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Huntsville

July 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The Hall at the Lumberyard, 611 Meridian St.

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Louisville

July 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Home of the Johnson Family, 17904 Aaron Creek Way, Fisherville

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Mobile Area

July 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Timbercreek Community Center, 20170 Leyland Lane, Spanish Fort

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Nashville

July 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon St.

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Newport Beach Area

Aug. 7, 7 p.m.– 9 p.m.

Home of the Ewing Family, 1316 Antigua Way, Newport Beach

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Orlando

Aug. 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Home of the Brady Family, 4 First Court, Windermere

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Slidell/New Orleans Area

July 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Home of the Welch Family, 17 Harbor Cove

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Tampa Bay

Aug. 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Tampa Bay Yacht Club, 5320 Interbay Blvd.

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