Published on September 11, 2019 by Sarah Cain  
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A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. near the Talbird Circle entrance, to celebrate the completion of Samford’s university center renovation as envisioned in the strategic plan and the campus master plan.

The updated space includes new student gathering spaces, an expanded food court, a renovated bookstore and new offices for the Division of Student Affairs. The planning phase included partnering with Samford’s interior architecture students and their designs and inspirations really helped bring the space into the 21st century. The students provided input on designs to create a space that could serve as a destination place for students to gather, collaborate, eat, study and attend events.

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 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.