Homecoming Schedule
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8 
**Schedule is subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates**

Friday, November 6

Faces of Perry County (open October 5 - November 18)
Exhibition in the Samford Art Gallery 

Faces of Perry County, created by Caroline Summers, is a photography exhibition with personal interviews of residents that gives the viewer a glimpse into the people and place where Samford University was born.

Alumni Author Display (open throughout Homecoming Weekend)
Exhibition in the Davis Library
Davis Library is pleased to highlight a selection of alumni authors and their works as part of a Homecoming display in the lobby of the library.

Samford Journalism Celebrates 100 Years, Dr. Julie Williams, Dr. Jon Clemmensen, Dr. David Shipley, Dr. Bernie Ankney
4:30 - 5:30 p.m., DBH 207

Join Dr. Julie Williams in a discussion on Samford's journalism program as it celebrates 100 years. Dr. Jon Clemmensen, Dr. David Shipley and Dr. Bernie Ankney will follow her talk with a panel on the past, present and future of Samford journalism and mass communication.

Vespers Service
5:30 p.m., Hodges Chapel

Join the Samford community in this monthly journey of song and spoken prayer featuring the renowned A Cappella Choir and the majesty of Hodges Chapel.

VIP Reception
5:30 p.m., Rotunda, Center for Healing Arts
Reunion volunteers can celebrate the start of Homecoming weekend with a reception prior to the Homecoming Banquet.

Homecoming Banquet
6:30 p.m., Seibert Hall
Join alumni, friends, and staff as Samford celebrates the long-standing tradition of the Candlelight Dinner and honors the 2015 Alumni of the Year and Outstanding Young Alumnus. Reunion classes and groups will also be recognized.

Samford vs. Furman Volleyball Game
7 p.m., Pete Hanna Center

Saturday, November 7

Red, White & Blue 5k/Fun Run
8 a.m., Samford University Track / Soccer Complex

Join the Aerospace Studies Club for a patriotic homecoming event honoring our nation's veterans. Show your American or school spirit by dressing in your favorite patriotic or Bulldog attire. Enjoy patriotic music and camaraderie as you run down the scenic Lakeshore Trail. A t-shirt is included with your registration and will be provided upon check-in at the day of the race. Check-in will be open at 7 a.m. and remain open until the start of the race. Click HERE to register. All proceeds will benefit the Samford University Aerospace Booster Club.

The Beat Goes On: How the 1960's Changed Music, Fashion, Politics and Everything Else
9 a.m., Divinity North 302

Professors Mark Baggett (English) and Delane Tew (History) have developed a new interdisciplinary course on the 1960's. They will be discussing how the decade that gave us the Beatles, Twiggy, Andy Warhol, Woodstock and Tiny Tim set in motion a revolution that is still with us today. Music and video clips from the decade will bring back memories for some and introduce a new generation to the sights and sounds of the 60's.

Digging Jesus: Insights from Samford Archaeologists on Everyday Life in His Galilee
9 a.m., Burns 210
Attend a lecture, led by Dr. James R. Strange, Associate Professor of Religion and Director of Excavations at Shikhin, Israel Religion. As part of the Samford-in-Israel program, Dr. Strange takes students and other volunteers to Israel every summer to participate in archaeological research. This past year, he won the Dean's Award for Scholarship in Howard College of Arts and Sciences.

McWhorter School of Pharmacy Continuing Education Session: Allergy & Immunology
9 - 11 a.m., Ingalls Hall
Both sessions are knowledge-based CE activities and appropriate for all pharmacists. Attendees will receive 2 CE hours. RSVP through Joan Jackson and or 205-726-2722.

Student Organization Display Boards
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ben Brown Plaza
All weekend long, student organizations will display their Homecoming boards on Ben Brown Plaza. This is a new Samford tradition in place of the Homecoming Parade. Make sure to stop by and vote for your favorite!

New Brock School of Business Building Open House
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Celebration with Liz Wells: 40 Years of Service and Contributions
10 a.m., Quad

Join the University Library as we wish Liz Wells a happy retirement from Samford! During her time serving in Special Collection and as Archivist, she made a profound impact on Samford, Alabama Baptist history, students and citizens from around the state.

Phi Mu Open House
10 - 11 a.m.

Chi Omega Open House
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Quad Sing
10:30 a.m., Centennial Walk
Join the A Cappella Choir and celebrate its rich history as they perform.

Grand Opening of the New Art Lofts Building
11 a.m., Located on the road behind Lena Vail Davis Residence Hall

S-Club Tailgate
11 a.m., Quad
The Official Letterman's Club of Samford athletics invites all former student-athletes and their families to attend an annual tailgate on the Quad.

Journalism and Mass Communication Department Wall of Fame Ceremony
11:15 a.m., Brock Forum (DBH 131)

Tailgates and Reunions
11:30 a.m., Quad

Enjoy the family-friendly environment and tailgate with all your Samford friends. 

Class of 1965 50th Anniversary Luncheon
11:30 a.m., Howard Room

Bulldog Walk
11:45 a.m., University Center Quad Entrance

Help cheer on the football team as they march to Sullivan-Cooney Field House to prepare for the big game!

Samford vs. Clark Atlanta Football Game
2 p.m., Seibert Stadium
Pregame festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m. Children age 12 and under are free, courtesy of Alabama Power. 

After the game: 

Pi Kappa Phi 90th Anniversary Banquet Celebration

6 p.m., Birmingham Marriott Grandview

The men of Pi Kappa Phi invite members of the Alpha Eta Chapter to commemorate 90 years with fellow brothers. Click HERE to register.

Class of 2005 Reunion Party
6 p.m., Cocina Superior

Class of 1990 Reunion Party
7 p.m., Aloft Birmingham SoHo Square

MSOP Class of 2010 Reunion Party
6 p.m., Location TBD

MSOP Class of 2005 Reunion Party
5:30 - 9:30 p.m., Hoover Metropolitan Stadium

This event is family-friendly. Click HERE to register. Contact Melissa Johnson Pharo at or 205-908-7909 for more information.

MSOP Class of 1990 Reunion Party
6 - 9 p.m., Dunlap Student Commons in Ingalls Hall

This event is family-friendly. Contact Eddie Duke at or 205-913-4674 for more information.

Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education Centennial Celebration Dinner
7 p.m., The Club

Learning for Life Awards will be given to 100 outstanding school of education alumni or teaching certification recipients. To make a reservation, click

Samford vs. The Citadel Volleyball Game
7 p.m., Pete Hanna Center

Sunday, November 8

Campus Prayer Walk
9 a.m., Begins on Centennial Walk

Pray for the university, its students and alumni by utilizing the prayer guide.

Bible Study led by Dr. Westmoreland
10 a.m., Reid Chapel

As Homecoming weekend comes to a close, join Dr. Westmoreland as he leads us in a time of worship in the Word. 

Golden Bulldog Brunch
11 a.m., Regions Community Resource Room (inside Cooney Hall, the new Brock School of Business building)
Celebrate 50+ years of being an alumnus of Samford University at the Golden Bulldog Brunch.

"The Caf" Brunch and Open House
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., University Center Dining Hall

Stop in to enjoy brunch and view the recent renovations made to the Caf.

Campus Shuttle Tour 
12:30 p.m., Meet outside new Brock School of Business building 

Take a tour of our picturesque campus before you wrap up the weekend. Seating is limited to 12.

A Walk in the Park with Dr. Davenport
1 p.m., Botanical Gardens

Dr. Larry Davenport leads a two-hour tour of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, stopping frequently to ponder life's great (plant) questions along the way. Meet at the front entrance of the Gardens, and wear comfortable walking shoes.