Campus Resources

As a Samford graduate, you are automatically considered a member of the Samford Alumni Association. With your membership, you are eligible for special rates and opportunities on campus, including access to Reid Chapel, Davis Library and the university's fitness center. 

Reid Chapel

Booking Reid Chapel for a wedding

Facility Use Policy

Qualifications for Use

Brides or grooms with one or more of the following Samford connections are eligible to book Reid Chapel for their wedding:

  • A Samford graduate of an undergrad or graduate program
  • A son or daughter of a Samford graduate
  • A Samford University student currently enrolled in 8 or more hours of an undergraduate or graduate program
  • A Samford University employee actively employed at time of booking and ceremony

Reid Chapel Fees

The cost for renting Reid Chapel is $1,500 plus a $300 damage deposit. The deposit will be returned if all policies and procedures in the wedding agreement are followed.

You are also required to use a Samford University Wedding Director. The fee for the Wedding Director is $350 paid directly to the director. The Wedding Director's services include:

  • 1 hour mandatory meeting 2 months before the wedding
  • 1 hour directed rehearsal in Reid Chapel
  • Day of direction services

Book Reid Chapel

Your reservation is scheduled for 1 hour on Friday to accommodate your rehearsal time and 12 hours on Saturday for your ceremony. Only one wedding per weekend is scheduled to accommodate your use of Reid Chapel.

Reid Chapel is available to book up to one year in advance. In order to book a ceremony in Reid Chapel, you will need to make an appointment with the Wedding Coordinator to pay the deposit and fill out the Wedding Application and Use Agreement. Once the application and $1500 fee is received your reservation will be secured.

If you qualify to use Reid Chapel for your wedding and would like to learn more about current availability, please contact the Wedding Coordinator, at or (205) 726-2355.

Reid Chapel Form

Davis Library

Circulation Services

As a graduate of Samford, you are considered a special patron of the Davis Library. Special patrons also include members of Birmingham area cooperative agreement libraries, Samford alumni, ministers and staff of any Birmingham area church.

Checking out books and other materials

You may have up to 10 items checked out at any one time.

To set up your library account we ask that you pay $1.00 for a library/copy card. You will also need to present current, valid identification at the University Library circulation desk.

Valid forms of identification include:

  • Alabama driver's license or an Alabama ID card
  • Current ID card from a cooperative agreement library
  • Current Samford After Sundown ID card

Due Dates

Loan periods vary by the type of item that you can check out. Use the table below to determine the loan period for your items:

Regular Circulating Books and Printed Scores
28 days, no renewal

Government Documents
28 days, no renewal

CDs, Records, Videos
7 days, no renewal

Reference, Periodicals
No checkout

Renewing Materials

Renewal privileges are not extended to special patrons.

Overdue and Fines

 Fines for overdue materials will accrue according to the following:

Regular Circulating, GovDocs and Juvenile Books
20 cents per day per item; $10 maximum per item

Government Documents
20 cents per day per item; $10 maximum per item

When materials are returned late and fines have accrued to $10.00 or more, the user is billed. Bills should be paid within 30 days and can be paid at the University Library. In the event that bills are unpaid after 30 days, all Library privileges are suspended and students are barred from registration or graduation at their own university.

Replacing Lost and Damaged Materials

When materials are not returned and become long overdue the user is billed for replacement cost and library privileges are suspended. If materials are not returned or paid for within 30 days of billing, the bill is referred to the University Bursar's office for collection. This action bars students from registration or graduation at their own university.

Replacement costs are as follows:

In-print Materials
Replacement cost as listed in Ulrich's, Whitaker's etc. plus processing fee

Out of Print Books
Price listed by out-of-print book dealer, or average cost of Samford Library titles purchased in the subject area plus processing fee

Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loan services are not available for special patrons. Please contact your local public library for assistance.

Other Materials
Original cost or actual cost of complete items plus processing fee

Accounts may be cleared at the University Library Circulation department by returning the items and paying the fines. Payment for materials found and returned within 90 days of payment will be refunded.

Contact the Circulation Department

Telephone: 205-726-2748

Library Website

Fitness Center

Alumni Passes to Fitness Center

Alumni Passes are available to be picked up at the Campus REC office.

Passes are $100 annually. The facilities that you can use are in Seibert Gym and Bashinsky Fieldhouse.

Included Areas:

Cage (limited hours)
Seibert Cardio Area
Indoor Running Track
Raquetball Courts
The Loft (Game Room)

Campus Recreation