Samford University


 The Office of Student Activities and Campus 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.

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Your School, Your City- August 24, 2014

Join us for our annual campus-wide Welcome Back Concert 
This year featuring: Phillip Phillips and Cereus Bright 
Intramural Complex
Open only to Samford University students, faculty, staff and their guests 
Faculty/Staff/Students free with ID.  Guest tickets may be purchased for $15 (cash only) at the gate.  Free for children under age 10
No pre-sale tickets will be available, tickets at the gate only
Cereus Bright performs at 6:00 p.m.
Phillip Phillips performs at 7:00 p.m.
Questions: Please email
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Connections: August 22-24, 2014

Each fall, first year and transfer Samford students are not only welcomed into the campus Samford family community, but are also introduced to the city of Birmingham and surrounding communities. Incoming students are broken into 45 groups with 90 enthusiastic upperclassman, who are there to lead and guide you through the process of transitioning into Samford! Beginning with move in, we have events around Birmingham and all over campus to help you explore your new surroundings. The weekend culminates with a concert on the quad, called Your School, Your City, for all undergraduate and graduate students. Stay tuned for more information on which band will be joining us this year! 

Connections 2014 begins each year with Family Welcome, August 22nd at 4 pm in the Wright Center. Parents and incoming students alike join us for a special time of welcome into the Samford family. This will be the largest gathering of the incoming freshman class so make sure not to miss it! We will see you there! 

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Homecoming: October 27 - November 1, 2014

Each year, Samford students welcome their families and alumni to campus to celebrate homecoming. There are campus events all week on Ben Brown Plaza, a concert and bonfire, pep rally and a parade. Alumni and student groups gather on the quad for the biggest tailgating experience of the football season immediately following the parade. Thousands join us for this traditional event to cheer on the bulldogs
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Lighting of the Way: December 4, 2014

At the start of each Christmas season, the quad is lined with hundred of luminaries lighting the way to a large Christmas tree on Centennial Walk. A brief ceremony includes the Christmas story and singing carols, culminating in the tree lighting. More than 1,000 students and guests form the community gather for this event, helping to unite the Samford community.
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Step Sing 2015: February 12-14, 2015

Step Sing began as a sing-along on the steps of Renfroe Hall at the Howard College in East Lake Campus in 1951. It was held once a semester and soon became a competition. In 1957, Howard College moved to it’s present location on Lakeshore Drive, bring with it the tradition of Step Sing. In 1976, Step Sing moved to it’s current home in the Wright Center. Under the direction of Student Affairs, Step Sing is organized by students, including music 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 nights 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.  
Go to the StepSing page
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Homecoming Ball

Samford University hosts this bi-annual tradition.  In 2013, Seibert Gym was transformed into a grand ballroom, creating an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication. Huge chandeliers adorned the room where over 1,000 students joined St. Paul and the Broken Bones for a night of dancing and desserts. Check back for details about the next Homecoming Ball in 2015

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Spring Fling

Normally held in April, students engage in outdoor activities ranging from picnics Quad, paintball competition on the intramural fields and free food on Ben Brown Plaza. The week culminates with a large concert with a student-selected artist.  


Welcome Back Week | Fountain Fun Days  | Harry’s Coffeehouse 

If you have any questions, please contact us!
Beth Roller, Director of Student Activities
(205) 726- 2031

Paige Acker, Coordinator of Student Activities
(205) 726-2276

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