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At Samford University you’ll find the personal relationships of a small college with the dynamic academic, cultural, and athletics resources of a major university.

01/08/2024

Bulldogs and Birmingham locals: mark your calendars to hear from two of Samford's own on the Birmingham Business Journal's Economic Forecast Panel this Friday, January 12. We're pleased to sponsor this discussion covering economic outlooks for 2024. Register here: https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/event/170711/2024/economic-forecast-panel

01/07/2024

A reminder to those returning to campus, you will notice some changes as we undergo construction for residence halls for first-year students, two new upper-division/Greek residence halls and 600-space addition to the north parking deck. These additions are the first phase of the new Samford Horizons campus development plan, an aspirational vision for Samford’s growing residential community. As you return, please be aware of updated parking map. We are excited to see transformational progress being made on our campus. Thank you, and go Bulldogs!

Samford Athletics Announces 2024 Hall Of Fame Class - Samford University Athletics 01/05/2024

Announcing the Samford University Athletics Hall of Fame, Class of 2024:

The seventh class in our Hall of Fame's history consists of:

🏅 the 2012 baseball team

🏅 Devlin Hodges '18 from football

🏅 Karisa Nelson '17 from track and field and cross-country

🏅 Reed Rawlings '00 from men's basketball

🏅 John Russell '61 from baseball

🏅 Jimmy Tillette from men's basketball

Join us in celebrating these accomplished inductees!

Samford Athletics Announces 2024 Hall Of Fame Class - Samford University Athletics BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Samford Athletics Department announced the members of its 2024 Athletics Hall of Fame class Friday morning.

New Campus Construction Features Sustainability Measures 01/05/2024

In constructing the new Campus Recreation, Wellness and Athletic Complex facility, we're pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement, energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship. Similarly, construction on new residence halls announced in the Samford Horizons campus master plan is underway using similar concepts. From energy saving equipment to “green” waste management practices, read about how we're keeping sustainability at the forefront of our plans.

New Campus Construction Features Sustainability Measures Samford University's new Campus Recreation, Wellness and Athletic Complex is a first of its kind project in many ways, including one that demonstrates the university's commitment to sustainability.

01/02/2024

Save this video and share it with your friends, Bulldogs! Important 2023-24 parking updates for campus. ▶️ For more information, go to Samford.edu/go/horizons.

Beck's Bench: Episode 25, 01.01.24 | Step Sing 2024 Livestream Production 01/01/2024

Happy New Year, Bulldogs! 🎉 We are incredibly excited about what's on the horizon for 2024, and what better way to kick off the year than with Step Sing. Watch Beck's Bench to see how it's done.

Beck's Bench: Episode 25, 01.01.24 | Step Sing 2024 Livestream Production Happy New Year Bulldogs! We hope you enjoy the January 2024 edition of Beck's Bench. In today's episode, President Taylor sits down with Wheat Bailey '23, Sa...

Photos from Samford University's post 12/29/2023

1841 ⏩ 2023. From our establishment in Marion, Alabama with only 31 students to a sprawling campus in Homewood, Alabama with 5,791 students, over 56,000 alumni from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries, and countless friends and fans we call family, we're proud to continue to grow and be the place you call home. Join us as we celebrate 182 years of Samford University!

Photos from Samford University's post 12/28/2023

Past, present and the promising future: these images capture the transformative evolution of the Samford experience and our commitment to progress. From revitalized cafeterias to state-of-the-art recreation complexes, and the foundations of new dorms and parking spaces underway, the echoes of growth resound across campus.

Our early and current photos tell a story of advancement and reflect our dedication to enriching the lives of students: those who walked these grounds before, those who walk them now and those who will follow.

We invite you to be part of this legacy. Together, let's continue building a future where passions meet purpose, where faith and learning intertwine. Your support is not just an investment, it's a contribution to the memories and moments that shape generations. Join us on this path of progress as we build a stronger Samford. https://bit.ly/3vdCZlr

12/27/2023

Chalk Talk will forever be one of our favorite Christmas traditions.

12/25/2023

Wishing you and yours a blessed and a very Merry Christmas. 💌🎄

Love,
Samford University

12/22/2023

Behind the scenes of how our presidential Christmas card was realized by none other than one of our students. ▶️ Beautiful work, Natalie! ✨

Photos from Samford University's post 12/21/2023

Some things never change, no matter your generation. ❄️ We love looking at "then and now" of Samford students in snow. Who knows when these photos were taken?

Photos from Samford University's post 12/20/2023

Ever wonder how our president and first lady decorate for the holidays? Here's your sneak peek.

Julie Taylor, first lady and executive director of Samford University Legacy League, opened her doors as part of the Christmas Home Tour, a holiday favorite community event that has included 51 homes, over 6,000 attendees and hundreds of volunteers to date. Most importantly, the tour has raise over $365,000 for life-changing scholarships.

Photos from Samford University's post 12/18/2023

The fastest crawl out there. Congratulations to the winner of Samford Athletics' Second Annual Bulldog Baby Race! Come back in a few years to see these tots really fly.

Photos from Samford University's post 12/17/2023

They're definitely on the nice list. We loved spending Saturday with the Homewood community and the "man with the bag" himself! 🎅 Homewood Chamber of Commerce

12/15/2023

“We wish YOU a Merry Christmas!” 🎶 Get in the spirit by curating a playlist of your favorite holiday tunes with us. DM us or comment below what you’d add to our Spotify playlist. We love listening to your picks! 🎧🎁 https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6tD4cZjsRwODGXzJhcTsbs?si=9dd62593ae844c4e

Samford Athletics Chosen as "Business of the Year" 12/13/2023

We are pleased to share the Homewood Chamber of Commerce honored Samford Athletics as its “Business of the Year." The honor is given to a chamber member that has provided significant service to the community and the chamber at large.

The chamber spotlighted a very active annual civic engagement day that was organized by Samford Athletics in the past year; 140 athletes volunteered for dozens of Birmingham area charities. Other ways our athletes made a difference include the recent “Hoops in Homewood” event where the basketball teams took the court to the downtown area of the city to include members of the community, and the dedicated events put on by the football team, like the First Responders Appreciation Day.

“The student athletes in particular having brought home several conference championships shines a spotlight on Homewood and encourages visitors from around the country to visit our city,” said Catherine Bode, Marketing and Community Relations Manager for the Homewood Chamber of Commerce. “Samford has a significant impact on the city through student involvement in the community whether they are shopping or dining in Homewood or participating in volunteer activities. Homewood also sees long term benefit when students choose to work and live here post-graduation.”

Thank you, Homewood! We're proud to represent this community.

Samford Athletics Chosen as "Business of the Year" The Homewood Chamber of Commerce honored Samford Athletics as its "Business of the Year" on Tuesday, December 12, at its annual membership meeting. The honor is given to a chamber member that has provided significant service to the community and the chamber at large.

12/13/2023

It's time to see whose tot will cross the finish line first. The second annual Bulldog Baby Race is December 16! Register for the competition: https://samfordsports.com/sb_output.aspx?form=43

12/12/2023

Our Christmas gift to you: original music from our students! Recorded in 👏 house. 👏 When Samford University School of the Arts completed the transformative 18-month renovation in spring 2022, renovations included the brand-new Eleanor Ousley Recording Studio in Buchanan Hall.
Several students in the commercial music program have and will be releasing singles and EPs completely recorded in the new studio. The addition of the studio further equips students to become musicians with artistic, technological, and entrepreneurial skills to thrive in the 21st century.

🎧 Listen to the "Buchanan Tracks" playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/142Ry18csLHGlKXNLbfLJ8?si=ac1f99a7718b4589 There's more to come from our talented Bulldogs.

12/11/2023

“Thank God I didn’t even up where I thought I would be, because it wouldn’t have brought me here.” First generation student and now graduate Karli Williams ‘23 reflects on the opportunity to attend Samford and where her education has taken her. We are proud of you, Karli! ❤️💙

Photos from Samford University's post 12/09/2023

🎓156 undergraduates
🎓180 graduate students
🎓1 walk across the stage
🎓336 new Samford alumni

Congratuations, Bulldogs, you did it.❤️💙

Samford University announces plan for new residence halls + additional parking | Bham Now 12/08/2023

We’re excited for the future. Thanks, Bham Now - Birmingham’s modern media!

Samford University announces plan for new residence halls + additional parking | Bham Now 👏 Big news for Samford! The university will gain 3 new resident halls + nearly 600 parking spaces.

Samford University's leaders approve plan for new residence halls and parking spaces 12/07/2023

Samford University's leaders approve plan for new residence halls and parking spaces The projects are the first phase of "Samford Horizons".

Samford University's leaders approve plan for new residence halls and parking spaces 12/07/2023

Thanks, WVTM 13!

Samford University's leaders approve plan for new residence halls and parking spaces The projects are the first phase of "Samford Horizons".

12/07/2023

BIG NEWS‼️ We are excited to announce the approved, first phase of the newly established campus development plan, which will include a new residence hall for first year students, two new residence halls for upper division students, and approximately 600 new parking spaces. 👏

Construction on the projects included in this first phase will begin immediately and are scheduled to be completed for the start of the fall 2025 semester.

The plan, Samford Horizons, is a visionary set of potential campus improvements, a response to our booming enrollment and eventual increased population. Samford Horizons is the heartbeat of our commitment and a direct response to the strategic goals outlined in Fidelitas, Samford's institutional strategic plan launched last year. https://bit.ly/3RaybEY

12/06/2023

They are the definition of champions on and off the field: give it up for our student-athletes as they once AGAIN show the nation why they are TOP DOGS. 🏆
🎓 98% Graduation Success Rate
🎓 Second-highest score in the country
🎓 #1 in Alabama and in the Southern Conference
Congratulations to our Bulldogs; they are the embodiment of success! 👏
https://samfordsports.com/news/2023/12/6/general-samford-athletics-scores-an-impressive-98-in-ncaas-latest-gsr-report.aspx

12/05/2023

Get ready to congratulate a new wave of Bulldog alumni! Our 2023 Fall Commencement will be held Saturday, December 9 at 10 a.m. in the Pete Hanna Center. For those that can't attend in person, watch at samford.edu/live. Share with those who need to know! 🎓
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Back like they never left. Welcome home, Bulldogs.
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Favorite memory of 2023: GO!
Chalk Art Timelapse
Wishing you and yours a blessed and a very Merry Christmas. 💌🎄Love, Samford University
Student Creates Samford's Presidential Holiday Card
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“Thank God I didn’t even up where I thought I would be, because it wouldn’t have brought me here.” First generation stud...
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