Bulldog Days is Samford’s orientation program for new students and parents. That's right! We ask parents to attend orientation along with their students so you will know what to expect for the next four years. You will enjoy a schedule that’s been designed just for you. From the parents’ perspective, you will learn all about academics and campus life, helpful resources and services, the Samford Parents Association, and more. Plus, you will meet current Samford parents who can answer questions and share their stories as well as begin friendships with the other parents going through this college transition along with you.

For more information about Bulldog Days, visit our orientation website.

Recommended Reading

A Parents’ Guide to the Christian College

T. Ream, T. Herrmann, C. Trudeau, 2011

A New Beginning

K.B. McGarry,M.Ed., 2001

Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money

H.E. Johnsons, C. Schelhas-Miller, 2000

Empty Nest…Full Heart

A.V. Steenhouse, Ph.D., 1998

Give Them Wings

C. Kuykendall, 1998

The Happiest Kid on Campus

H. Cohen, 2010

I’ll Miss You Too

M. Woodacre and S. Bane,2006

Letting Go

K.L. Coburn, M.L.Treeger, 2003.

Making the Most of College

R. Light, 2004

Millennials Rising

N. Howe, W. Strauss, 2000

The Prepared Parent’s Operational Manual

M. Pinak Carr, 2008

The Educated Student

R. Labunski, 2003

What to Expect When Your Child Leaves for College

M.Spohn, 2008

You’re on Your Own

M. Savage, 2003