Published on October 16, 2019 by Kimberly Brown  
Summer 2019 was a busy season for renovation and renewal on Samford’s campus, and implementation of the campus master plan can be seen in various stages all over campus.
New Hub in UC

Approved by the Samford Board of Trustees in December 2016, this 20-year comprehensive plan outlines campus growth, renovations, sustainability, wayfinding, new build, parking and transportation, infrastructure, and deferred maintenance.

Facilities Management and Capital Planning completed nearly 40 projects across the campus this summer, some large and some small, but all significant in helping maintain quality spaces for teaching, learning and living.

New Football Scoreboard

The completion of Ralph Beeson University Center. This $20 million renovation includes a new food court, expanded Samford Shop, student commons, post office, Harry’s, Dale-Washington Courtyard, and student life and Student Affairs spaces. The renovation of Talbird Circle is expected in summer 2020.Some of these projects include:

  • A newly renovated Daniel House in London. An extensive upgrade was completed over the last 18 months and all plumbing, electrical, mechanical, life safety, security, and new furnishings and fixtures were completed.
  • Plumbing, electrical, carpentry, general maintenance, HVAC repairs, painting, floor wax, and deep cleaning of over 2,000 residential spaces.
  • New key card access in West Campus.
  • 110 new HVAC units in West Campus.
  • The complete remodel of 43 bathrooms in West Campus and Beeson Woods.
  • Added parking in Beeson Woods.
  • The remodeling of three community baths in Vail Hall and new flooring on the second floor in Vail Hall.
  • New cabinets in Malcolm Hall.
  • The completion of the construction phase of the campus infrastructure improvement project with a guaranteed performance contract investing $31 million in infrastructure upgrades that is expected to save $51 million in energy costs over the next 20 years.
  • Repair to hoods in Propst Hall, upgrades to the cadaver lab and a new roof.
  • Stairs to connect Rotunda Drive to Dawson Drive.
  • ADA enhancements such as sidewalks at Sherman Circle and behind Brooks Hall.
  • Complete renovation of two classrooms in Cumberland School of Law.
  • Infrastructure upgrades to drainage and pipes and roads.
  • New Samford football scoreboard.
  • Repairs to Pete Hanna Center roof and a new fence for Samford baseball.
  • New exterior campus signage, including wayfinding signage, with installation continuing into the fall semester.
  • An outdoor stage in Boren Courtyard which was completed in September.
  • New student recycling options will be rolled out for fall 2019.

Learn more about the Forever Samford places and spaces campaign.

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.

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