The Office of Spiritual Life is the only official source of information pertaining to Convocation events, credits, and requirements.

Mission & Purpose

Samford’s Convocation program encourages students to develop both spiritually and academically by providing a variety of programs that seek to integrate faith and learning from a distinctively Christian perspective. As a graduation requirement for all undergraduate students, Convocation reinforces Samford’s identity as a Christ-centered university and is designed to challenge students to think carefully about matters of faith and learning so that they may act responsibly in the world.

Requirements

Undergraduate students are required to complete 60 Convocation credits in order to graduate. 30 Convocation credits must be completed by the time a student earns 64 academic credits. Otherwise, that student will be delayed in the ability to register for classes the following semester. Convocation credit is earned when a student attends an approved event and swipes a valid ID card at the conclusion of the event. Students may not receive credit for attending repeating events more than once.

Students may check their Convocation record any time by logging into Samford’s online portal. Additionally, students receive weekly email updates listing all credits required and earned. If a student’s record is in error, that student may submit a Convocation Record Adjustment from within 30 days of the event in question to correct the error. Graduating seniors must submit all adjustment forms no later than two weeks prior to graduation.

Transfer Students Requirements

Convocation requirements are prorated for transfer students according to schedule below. This proration includes any credit earned at a college or university or AP credit that is accepted by Samford University. (Students seeking a second undergraduate degree do not have any Convocation requirements.)

Transfer Students
Academic Transfer Credit Credits Requirement
1-15 credits 60 credits
16-31 credits 52 credits
32-47 credits 44 credits
48-63 credits 36 credits
64-79 credits 28 credits
80-95 credits 20 credits
96-111 credits 12 credits
112-127 credits 6 credits
128 or more credits 0 credits

Convocation Forms

October
Major Connections Fair
October 17, 9:30 am - 11:30 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Bobby Gatlin
October 17, 10 am - 11 amDown arrow selection icon
Center for Faith and Health Seminar
October 17, 10 am - 11 amDown arrow selection icon
Women in Economics - Mama Rwanda Screening
October 19, 3 pm - 4:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
Women in Economics - Mama Rwanda Screening
October 19, 3 pm - 4:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
Science and Religion Club Debate
October 21, 5 pm - 7 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship - Glenn Packiam
October 22, 10 am - 11 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2019 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
October 22, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Worship Exchange Lunch - Glenn Packiam
October 22, 11:30 am - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Wisdom in the Bible and Beyond, Dr. Will Kynes
October 22, 3 pm - 4 pmDown arrow selection icon
Honor Code Town Hall
October 22, 5 pm - 6 pmDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
October 23, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship My Story: Dr. Andy Westmoreland
October 24, 10 am - 11 amDown arrow selection icon
Q Union
October 24, 5 pm - 7 pmDown arrow selection icon
Institute for Humane Studies - Dr. Art Carden
October 26, 8 am - 5 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship - Herbie Newell - Lifeline Children's Services
October 29, 10 am - 11 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2019 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
October 29, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship (CPF) Chapter Meeting
October 29, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
'A Place at the Table' - Documentary + Discussion 2 credits
October 29, 5 pm - 7 pmDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
October 30, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Bobby Gatlin
October 31, 10 am - 11 amDown arrow selection icon
November
A Capella Vespers
November 1, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
Magic City Religion: Religious Diversity in Birmingham
November 4, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship: Jarman Leatherwood
November 5, 10 am - 11 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2019 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
November 5, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
November 6, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship - Sharon Ketcham- Holley-Hull Lecture
November 7, 10 am - 11 amDown arrow selection icon
Christy Garmon: Faith and Pharmacy for P2s
November 7, 10 am - 10:50 amDown arrow selection icon
Holley - Hull Lecture
November 7, 3 pm - 4 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship - Bobby Gatlin
November 12, 10 am - 11 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2019 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
November 12, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
November 13, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship: Robert Holmes with Dr. Westmoreland
November 14, 10 am - 11 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship - David Beckham - President Bread for the World
November 19, 10 am - 11 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2019 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
November 19, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
David Beckman Event
November 19, 4 pm - 5 pmDown arrow selection icon
Ben Stuart - Fall Greek Speaker
November 19, 6 pm - 8 pmDown arrow selection icon
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship (CPF) Chapter Meeting
November 20, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
November 20, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship: John Michael Ogletree/John McCullough
November 21, 10 am - 11 amDown arrow selection icon
Carden Bose Lecture
November 21, 4 pm - 6 pmDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2019 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
November 26, 10 am - 10:45 am
January
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
January 22, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
January 29, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
A Capella Vespers
January 31, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
February
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
February 5, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
A Capella Vespers
February 7, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
February 12, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon