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

January
Campus Worship: Scott Guffin
January 23, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship: Bobby Gatlin
January 28, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
January 28, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
January 29, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
January 30, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship (CPF) Chapter Meeting
January 30, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
A Capella Vespers
January 31, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
February
Campus Worship Spring 2020
February 4, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
February 4, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
February 5, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Black History Month Harriet Movie Screening
February 5, 6:30 pm - 8:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
February 6, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
A Capella Vespers
February 7, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lead with Love Candlelight Kick off
February 9, 6 pm - 7:15 pmDown arrow selection icon
Defamation Experience
February 10, 6 pm - 7:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship: Reginald Calvert, Lead with Love
February 11, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
February 11, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Cultural Talk on Systemic Racism
February 11, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
Cultural Talk on Systemic Racism
February 11, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
Cultural Talk on Systemic Racism
February 11, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
Lunch & Learn: Courtney Shields (Registration Required)
February 12, 11:30 am - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
February 12, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
SP20 WKSP: 7 Habits of Emotionally Resilient People(Reg Req)
February 12, 5 pm - 6 pmDown arrow selection icon
Spring20 C&WP Workshop: Real Relationships 101 (EVE Reg Req)
February 12, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
February 13, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Lead with Love Workshop with Courtney Shields
February 13, 4 pm - 5 pmDown arrow selection icon
SP20 C&WP WKSP: Divorce Is Not the Final Word (Reg Req)
February 17, 1 pm - 2:15 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship: Worship with Liz Vice
February 18, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
February 18, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Worship Exchange Lunch - Liz Vice
February 18, 11:30 am - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
February 19, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
February 20, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
SP20 C&WP WKSP: Living Through Loss (Reg Req)
February 20, 3 pm - 4:30 pm
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship (CPF) Chapter Meeting
February 24, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
BHM: Msiza Convo Presentation
February 24, 3 pm - 5 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship: Paul Msiza, President of Baptist World Alliance
February 25, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
February 25, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
SP20 C&WP: Eating Disorder Awareness Panel
February 25, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
Core Texts Student Panel Discussion
February 26, 3 pm - 4 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship: "For the Good" Richard Simmons with Dr. Westmoreland
February 27, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
A Capella Vespers
February 28, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
March
Campus Worship Spring 2020
March 3, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
March 3, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
March 4, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
March 5, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
A Capella Vespers
March 6, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
A Capella Vespers
March 6, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Campus Worship Spring 2020
March 17, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
March 17, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Dance for Downs
March 17, 6 pm - 8 pmDown arrow selection icon
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship (CPF) Chapter Meeting
March 18, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
March 18, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship: Student Speaker- Andrew Waite
March 19, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship: Tray and Melody Lovvorn
March 24, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
March 24, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
March 25, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Core Texts Faculty & Student Panel Discussion
March 25, 3 pm - 4 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
March 26, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
March 31, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
March 31, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
The Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author Series
March 31, 7 pm - 8:15 pmDown arrow selection icon
April
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
April 1, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
April 2, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
A Capella Vespers
April 3, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
A Capella Vespers
April 3, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
April 7, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
April 7, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
April 8, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
April 9, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship (CPF) Chapter Meeting
April 10, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
A Capella Vespers
April 10, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Campus Worship Spring 2020
April 14, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
April 14, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
April 15, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
April 16, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Maximizing Professional Relationships: Integrating our Values into the Work World with Authenticity & Courage
April 16, 5 pm - 6:15 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship: Sozo Children's Choir
April 21, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
April 21, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Worship Exchange - Lester Ruth
April 21, 11:30 am - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
April 22, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
April 23, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Spring 2020
April 28, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Catholic Eucharist (Mass)
April 28, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
April 29, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon