Parent Programs

The Office of Parent Programs is your connection as a Samford parent to the university and the university’s connection to you. We are thrilled your student is now a Bulldog and, even more so, that you are now a Bulldog parent! We look forward to the privilege of getting to know you and partnering with you to ensure your student’s success through these next years.

College brings a unique time of growth and change for both you as a parent and your student. While you are letting go and encouraging independence, you are still providing support and guidance from a distance as your student navigates some of their most impactful years and makes some of their most life-forming decisions. You aren’t alone as you enter these years. Samford offers a wide range of resources to help you help your student in the very best way possible. We hope you will take full advantage of the services, opportunities, and resources Samford can provide. This office is here for you!

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Welcome to Samford Grandparents’ Day!

April 28, 2018

If you would enjoy a glimpse into your grandchild’s Samford experience, this day is for you! We look forward to hosting Samford’s first-ever Grandparents’ Day on April 28. Grandparents’ Day is open to grandparents of current Samford undergraduates. Samford grandparents will meet and hear from Samford administrators, tour special spaces across campus, and leave campus with a better understanding of Samford’s academic rigor.

Space is limited to the first 100 grandparent registrants. Other family members are welcome to accompany grandparent guests to campus but are asked to limit attendance to lunch and the ballgame so seats in the morning sessions are available for grandparents. Attendees must be able to walk short distances and navigate a small number of stairs.

Activities will begin with check-in from 8-8:45 a.m. and end with a 2 p.m. Samford baseball game.

The cost of $25 per grandparent includes registration materials, lunch, on-campus transportation, and tickets to the afternoon Samford baseball game. Students may join grandparents for lunch at no charge. Additional lunch guests are $8.60 a person.

Due to technical difficulty, registration will now open March 5 and will be available through April 22 or when 100 grandparents have registered.

Specific details regarding parking and check-in will be emailed ahead to registrants.

If you have questions about Grandparents’ Day, please email