Coronavirus Convocation Information

All convocation-related registration holds have been removed for the Fall 2020 term. The Registrar’s Office has provided a way for all students to register on time, regardless of your current convocation status. Seniors preparing to graduate who still need convocation credit will receive direct communication from the Office of Spiritual Life related to any needed credits. All other students will automatically receive a total of 10 credits added to your account due to the campus closure. If you are in a “fast-track” program or if you have additional questions about convocation credit, please contact the Office of Spiritual Life.

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

August
Campus Worship Fall 2020
August 25, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
August 27, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
September
Campus Worship Fall 2020
September 1, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
September 2, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
September 3, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
September 8, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
September 9, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
September 10, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
September 15, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
September 16, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
September 17, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
September 22, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
September 23, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
September 24, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
September 29, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
September 30, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
October
Campus Worship Fall 2020
October 1, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
October 6, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
October 7, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
October 8, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
October 14, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
October 15, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Majors Connection
October 20, 9:30 am - 11:15 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
October 20, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
October 21, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
October 22, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Majors Connection
October 27, 9:30 am - 11:15 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
October 27, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
October 28, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
October 29, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
November
Campus Worship Fall 2020
November 3, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Fall 2020 Episcopal Eucharist
November 4, 12 pm - 1 pmDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
November 5, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
November 10, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
November 12, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
November 17, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon
Campus Worship Fall 2020
November 19, 10 am - 10:45 amDown arrow selection icon