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 that nurtures persons “for God, for learning, forever.” Convocation programs do not attempt to coerce students to worship or embrace a particular set of beliefs. Rather, programs expose students to many perspectives, challenging them 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. 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.)

Convocation requirements are prorated for transfer students according to schedule below.

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

Cadres

Cadres are Convocation credit small groups led by faculty, staff, or selected students that meet at least 6 times during a semester to discuss a book, biblical text, specified topic, or to participate in a service project. Those interested in leading a Cadre may submit proposals online for review by The Office of Spiritual Life. Cadre sign-ups take place online during the first week of classes each semester. An email will be sent to all undergraduates announcing that students may log into Banner to access online Cadre sign-ups under the “Spiritual Life” tab.

January
Spring 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
January 23, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
January 24, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
January 29, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
January 30, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
January 31, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
February
Campus Worship
February 5, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
February 6, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
February 7, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
February 12, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
February 13, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
February 14, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
February 19, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
February 20, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
February 21, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
February 26, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
February 27, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
February 28, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
March
Campus Worship
March 5, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
March 6, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
March 7, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
March 19, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series presents Eric Metaxas
March 19, 7 pm - 9 pmDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
March 20, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
March 21, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Dance For Down Syndrome (2cr)
March 21, 2 pm - 10 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
March 26, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
March 27, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
March 28, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
April
Campus Worship
April 2, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
April 3, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
April 4, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
April 9, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2019 Episcopal Eucharist
April 10, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship
April 11, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon