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
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
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
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
BHM: Msiza Convo Presentation
February 24, 3 pm - 5 pmDown arrow selection icon
A Capella Vespers
February 28, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmDown arrow selection icon
March
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
March 4, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown 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
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
March 18, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown arrow selection icon
Spring 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
March 25, 12 pm - 12:45 pmDown 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
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