Student Activities & Events
The Office of Student Activities and Events is dedicated to providing a diverse calendar of campus activities and programs to provide all students with opportunities to engage in socially fulfilling experiences that offer opportunities for leadership, campus involvement, and personal development that ultimately result in a sense of value and belonging within the Samford community. We invite you to follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and leadership opportunities.
Connections is a weekend designed exclusively for incoming students. A team of 100 upperclassmen guide students through a fun-packed weekend both on-campus and around the city. Events throughout the weekend include popsicles at the President’s house, a neon dance party, and opportunities to explore Birmingham restaurants and attractions.
Step Sing began as a sing-along on the steps of Renfroe Hall at the Howard College East Lake Campus in 1951. It was held once a semester and soon became a competition. In 1957, Howard College moved to its present location on Lakeshore Drive, bringing with it the tradition of Step Sing. In 1976, Step Sing moved to its current home in Wright Center Concert Hall. Under the direction of the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Student Activities and Events, Step Sing is organized by students, including musical arrangement, choreography and costume design. Step Sing has become an educational activity in which students participate through leadership development, organizational administration and time management. Students perform three days to sold-out audiences. It continues to be one of Samford's most popular traditions and is a popular event not only among students, but also prospective students, employees, alumni and the Birmingham community.
Student Activities Council
Student Activities Council (SAC), a branch of Student Government Association (SGA), exists to plan and execute campus-wide events and traditions. Student Activities Council’s vision is to plan events that bring students together and help build community across campus. Follow SAC on Instagram (@sacsamford) and Twitter (@samfordsac) for updates on all things Student Activities Council!
Your School Your City
Each fall, first-year Samford students are not only welcomed into the campus Samford family community, but are also introduced to the city of Birmingham and surrounding communities. A concert on the quad called Your School, Your City kicks off this week for all new and returning undergraduate and graduate students. Local businesses and restaurants surround the concert stage with tents showcasing Birmingham and what the city has to offer.