Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-10-04

Samford University students and their relations will enjoy several days of quality time together on the campus this weekend (OCT. 7-9).

About 500 family members and 200 students have registered for Family Weekend, which includes a variety of fun and educational opportunities.

Entertainment options include a Samford Theatre production of William Nicholson's "Shadowlands" and Samford women's soccer action.

A 9:30 a.m. general session on Saturday will feature Samford president Thomas E. Corts updating parents on current and future campus activity. The session will also serve as the annual meeting of the Parents Association. Symposia on a variety of topics will follow at 11 a.m.

A Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. in Reid Chapel will highlight student missions. Families can enjoy a final weekend meal together at Sunday brunch on campus.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.