For most of our programs, this is the first day of class.  Faculty members will arrive early to put the last elements into place on their syllabi and march to class to practice their craft, staff members in our various offices will prepare themselves to answer old questions and address new problems, and students will begin to see how their lives will be changed because of the experiences of this semester.  Marked by excitement and anxiety, this day marks the restoration of life to a university, and it is a celebration of the prospect of new growth.  It is a great day.


The world is better because of the first day of class.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.