Schedule




Homecoming Schedule
October 31st - November 1st
**Schedule is subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates**

Friday, October 31


Golden Bulldog Luncheon 
11:30 a.m., Wright Center Stage
This event is for graduates of 50 years or more. Check-in begins on campus at 11 a.m. 

Coffee Talk on Global Hotspots: the Middle East and Ukraine
2:00 p.m., Harry’s Coffee House, University Center
Experience an intimate discussion and Q&A session on the Middle East and Ukraine with Dr. James Strange, Professor Bob Greene, and Dr. Fred Shepherd. Dr. James Strange teaches New Testament and directs the university's dig in Israel: The Shikhin Excavation Project. Professor Bob Green teaches in the Cumberland School of Law and was a Fulbright Scholar at the the National Academy of Law in Odessa, Ukraine in 2008; he returned in 2010 to lecture and research coastal development around the Black Sea. Dr. Fred Shepherd is a political science professor and has published, taught, and engaged in activism in the areas of US foreign policy, genocide, religion, and human rights.

Homecoming Check-In
3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Howard Room, University Center
Visitors can receive the weekend's schedule of events, a campus map, and any additional information at the welcome desk. Event and football tickets will also be available for pick up for pre-registered guests.

Daniel House Reunion Tea
3:00 – 5:00 p.m., President’s Home 
Join other Daniel House alumni and faculty to celebrate 30 years of the London study abroad experience at the president's home for tea. Parking is available at Crossroads Community Church. 

Halloween Spooktacular
4:00 – 6:00 p.m., West Campus Greek Housing
Samford Greek Life is hosting trick or treating for children of all ages. Costumes are encouraged. Meet members of the greek chapters Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Phi Mu, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, and Zeta Tau Alpha as a part of this family-friendly event.

Zeta Tau Alpha Dessert Reception
4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Zeta Tau Alpha House
Zeta alumni and their families are welcome to join the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha for a dessert reception alongside Greek Life's Halloween Spooktacular. Please RSVP for this event. Costumes are welcome at this reception.

Homecoming Banquet
6:30 p.m., Dining Hall, Ralph W. Beeson University Center
Join alumni, friends, and staff as Samford celebrates the long-standing tradition of the Candlelight Dinner and honors the 2014 Alumni of the Year and Outstanding Young Alumnus.  Reunion classes and groups will also be recognized.

Bonfire and Pep Rally
7:30 p.m., Football Stadium Commuter Lot  
All alumni, friends, and students are welcome.



Saturday, Nov. 1


McWhorter School of Pharmacy Continuing Education Session
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Ingalls Hall

Dr. Jim Brown: Fairy Tales, Patriotism & the Nation State
9:00 a.m., Christenberry Planetarium
Hear from Dr. Jim Brown regarding his latest book publication, Fairy Tales, Patriotism & the Nation State. Discussion will cover the rise of the Modern West.

Student Organization Display Boards
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 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 see your favorite!


Check-In
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Howard Room, University Center

Sigma Chi Open House and House Dedication
9:30 a.m., Sigma Chi House
Join the brothers of Sigma Chi for coffee and bagels in their new fraternity house located behind Mountainview Hall. They will also be celebrating their new house dedication at 10:00. Please RSVP for the Sigma Chi Homecoming weekend events.


Alpha Delta Pi Open House
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Alpha Delta Pi House
The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi invite all Kappa alumni to reconnect with alumnae and meet current Kappa Chapter members.

 
Women's Basketball Alumni Game
10:00 a.m., Pete Hanna Center
Cheer
Samford Women's Basektball alumni during an alumni game in the Pete Hanna Center.


Global Engagement Office Meet and Greet
10:00 a.m., Office 221, Brooks Hall
Join study abroad alumni and the Global Engagement Office staff for coffee to learn more about the study abroad programs and experiences now offered by Samford University. 

Quad Sing
10:30 a.m., Davis Library Steps
Join the Samford A Cappella Choir and celebrate its rich history as they perform prior to Bulldog Walk in honor of their 75th anniversary.

Class of 1964 Gathering
11:00 a.m., Wright Center Patio

Journalism and Mass Communication Department Wall of Fame Ceremony
11:15 a.m.,Bolding Studio
Join the 30th anniversary of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department as it celebrates 100 years of journalism studies at Samford University.

Bulldog Walk
11:45 a.m., Centennial Walk
Help cheer on the football team as they march to Cooney Field House to prepare for the big game! 

Tailgates and Reunions
12:00 p.m., Quad
Enjoy the family-friendly environment and tailgate with all your Samford friends. Tailgate on the quad with Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, the School of the Arts, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Brock School of Business, the class of 1989, the class of 2004, Daniel House Alumni, OBB School of Education, College of Health Sciences, Cumberland School of Law, JMC, Pi Kappa Phi, the Samford Alumni Association, the Samford Black Alumni Association, Sigma Chi, Women's Basketball Alumni, University Fellows and Zeta Tau Alpha.

Class of 1964 50th Anniversary Luncheon

12:00 p.m., Wright Center Concert Hall Lobby

Samford Pet Photo Contest
Voting closes at 1:00 p.m., Quad
Swing by the Samford Alumni Association tailgate to vote for your favorite Samford pet. The winner will be notified at half-time of the Samford football game. For more information or to submit your pet's photo, email us at sualumni@samford.edu.

Sullivan - Cooney Family Field House Re-dedication
1:50 p.m., Seibert Stadium
Make sure to get to the stadium before kick-off to witness the re-dedication of the Sullivan - Cooney Family Field House in honor of Samford Football Head Coach and Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan.

 

Samford vs. Concordia Football Game
2:00 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: 

VIP Reception with Emmy Award Winner Tony Hale
6:00 p.m., Boren Courtyard
Attendees to this VIP Reception will have a chance to meet and have their picture taken with Samford alumnus and Emmy Award winner Tony Hale. A VIP Reception ticket also includes admission and reserved seating for the “An Evening with Emmy Award Winner Tony Hale” event immediately following the reception. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will also be provided and copies of Archibald’s Next Big Thing will be available for purchase. Purchase Tickets

Zeta Tau Alpha 50th Anniversary Dinner
6:00 p.m., Rosewood Hall
Enjoy an evening full of sisterhood, philanthropy and fun surprises for all Zeta Tau Alpha alumnue and collegiate members. Dinner is cocktail attire and for sister alumnae and collegiate members only. Please RSVP for this event.

Sigma Chi Dinner
6:00 p.m.,Sigma Chi House
Chapter alumni are invited to join current members of Sigma Chi for dinner at the Sigma Chi house in honor of the Pi Chapter's 30 year anniversary of the it's rechartering. If attending, please RSVP for the Sigma Chi Homecoming weekend events.

Class of 2004 Reunion Party
7:00 p.m., Todd English Pub

Class of 1989 Reunion Party

7:00 p.m., The Summit Club

Pi Kappa Phi Founder's Day Ball
7:00 p.m., Marriott Grandview
Join the brothers of Pi  Kappa Phi for an evening of brotherhood and unity, celebrating their founding and looking towards the future. To RSVP, contact Chris Belman at 706-593-5148 or at cbelman@samford.edu. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 15. Discounted hotel rooms are also available at the Marriott Grandview.

An Evening with Emmy Award Winner Tony Hale

7:30 p.m., Brock Recital Hall
Tony Hale is a Samford alumnus famous for his roles on Arrested Development and Veep and now author of the newly released children’s book, Archibald’s Next Big Thing. Learn about Hale’s latest endeavors and hear about his experiences in Hollywood in an intimate on-stage interview. There will be a chance for attendees to meet Tony during a book signing immediately following the event. Copies of Archibald’s Next Big Thing will be available for purchase.
Purchase Tickets


Sunday, Nov. 2


 AOPi House Dedication
3:00 p.m., AOPi Chapter House
Join the sisters of AOPi as they celebrate the dedication of their new chapter house. The new house is located next to Mountain View Hall.