Saturday, Nov. 12
* Homecoming 5K and Fun Run
8 a.m., Samford Track and Field
Join Samford University's Aerospace Studies Club for a patriotic homecoming 5K and Fun Run honoring our nation’s veterans and university alumni. Enjoy patriotic music and camaraderie as you run down the scenic Lakeshore Trail. Register at active.com by searching “Samford.”
* McWhorter School of Pharmacy Homecoming CE Program
8–10 a.m., East Campus’ new College of Health Sciences facilities
Please join MSOP for two hours of live continuing education. After the program concludes, take the opportunity to tour the new home of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the College of Health Sciences while connecting with faculty, staff and students. The event is free for all MSOP alumni. Register online at samford.edu/pharmacy/continuing-education.
* Class of 1961 Reunion Breakfast
8:30–10:30 a.m., Howard Room, University Center
Classmates of the class of 1961 will gather together in celebration of their 55-year class reunion. Join your former classmates for a time of fun and fellowship while sharing wonderful memories. Breakfast will be served. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased when you register.
College of Health Sciences’ Reception with President Andrew Westmoreland and Vice Provost Nena Sanders
9–11 a.m., East Campus, new College of Health Sciences facilities
Take a tour of the College of Health Sciences’ impressive new facilities on east campus while visiting with Samford faculty, staff and administration. A continental breakfast will be available.
9 a.m. –4 p.m.
* School of the Arts Brunch Cabaret
9:30 a.m., Harry’s Coffeehouse, University Center
The brunch cabaret will showcase the talent of current School of the Arts students in an informal and entertaining setting. Complimentary tickets can be reserved at tickets.samford.edu or (205) 726-2853. Limited seating available.
Greek Life Open Houses
10 a.m., Visit homecoming website for location details
See link for the full list of open houses with location details.
Homecoming Open Houses
Francis Marlin Mann Awards for Leadership and Character
10:30–11:30 a.m., Rotunda, Center for Healing Arts
The Frances Marlin Mann Awards for Leadership and Character are awarded annually to 11 students from the university’s 10 academic schools and athletics programs. Students are nominated by deans and other university administration and selected based upon their leadership and strong character traits, including humility, courage, self-control and justice.
Department of Biological and Environmental Science lecture with Dr. Charles Woods
11 a.m., Christenberry Planetarium, Propst Hall
Attend a lecture by Dr. Charles Woods, executive committee chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section of Epidemiology, Public Health and Evidence.
11 a.m. –2 p.m., Quad
See the full list of Samford-organized tailgates here, and for information about registering your own tailgate, click here.
Journalism and Mass Communication Wall of Fame Ceremony
11:15 a.m., Bolding Studio, Swearingen Hall
Join the JMC department as it celebrates its eighth class of Wall of Fame inductees, alumni who have made an impact both on our department and on the world of journalism and mass media.
Samford Bulldog Walk
12:15 p.m., Quad
Don’t miss your chance to participate in this great tradition and cheer on the Samford football team as they make the pre-game walk through the Quad to the Sullivan-Cooney Family Fieldhouse.
Samford verses Mercer Football Game
2:30 p.m., Seibert Stadium
Wear your Samford red and blue and pack out Seibert Stadium as the Bulldogs take on the Mercer Bears, a Southern Conference opponent. Purchase your tickets in advance at samfordsports.com/tickets.
Class of 1991 Reunion Dinner
5:30–7:30 p.m., Howard Room, University Center
In celebration of their 25-year class reunion, members of the class of 1991 are invited to gather with their classmates for a reception and dinner after the football game. This will be a great opportunity to reconnect with your former classmates as well as reflect on your college memories. Tickets cost $12 per person and can be purchased when you register.
Class of 1966 Reunion Dinner
6 p.m., Rotunda, Center for Healing Arts
In celebration of their 50-year class reunion, members of the class of 1966 are invited to a special reception and dinner after the football game. This will be a great opportunity to reconnect with your former classmates as well as reflect on your college memories. Tickets cost $25 per person and can be purchased when you register.
8 p.m., Harry's Coffeehouse, University Center
R.A.N.S.O.M., a local ministry, is hosting its first reunion with a time of worship and fellowship. R.S.V.P. to 2013 Samford alumni Jeremy Towns by Friday, Nov. 11 if you are able to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org.