It is with sadness that we announce the cancelation of Family Weekend this fall semester. In all of our decisions, the welfare of the Samford community is our priority. We feel the need to make this decision now so you and your families can plan accordingly.

At its heart, Family Weekend gives parents the opportunity to check in on their students and connect and build relationships within the greater Samford family. Social distancing protocols will prohibit so many of the interactions we have come to love and enjoy that the quality and depth of the experience will be drastically reduced, if not eliminated.

In the place of Family Weekend 2020, the Office of Parent and Family Programs will host virtual “Family Fridays” September 18, September 25, October 2, and October 9. You will receive an email on the Monday prior to each Family Friday outlining activities that can be done remotely with your student and/or with your student the next time you are in town. While these events will not fully replace our in-person connections, they will allow you to connect with and check in on your student and get to know Samford and Birmingham in new ways. More details will be coming soon!