Published on October 7, 2020 by Sarah Cain  

Samford recently released the full schedule for its annual Homecoming celebration, which will be delivered virtually Nov. 12-14, given the health challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homecoming 2020 will involve a number of longstanding traditions, including class reunions, a family movie night and a virtual celebration for the Alumni of the Year honorees.  

Samford Family Movie Night will feature several movie options with special Samford connections including Toy Story 4, Courageous, October Baby and Woodlawn. Alumni can reserve a free movie night watch party kit.

The virtual Homecoming celebration will also offer new features including social media stories spotlighting the 2020 Humanitarians of the Year, Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year and Alumni of the Year and virtual tours of campus.

Alumni can request free spirit packs with pom-poms, spirit signs to enjoy the week of Homecoming from their homes. Reserve a spirit pack.

Virtual reunion events will recognize the class of 1970 50-year reunion, the class of 1995 25-year reunion, the class of 2010 10-year reunion and a Golden Bulldog celebration for alumni who graduated 50+ years ago.

A complete schedule can be found on the Samford Homecoming website. Alumni will receive email communication regarding registration pages and virtual events for all Homecoming festivities.  Alumni and friends can also check the Samford University Alumni Association’s social media channels for updates.

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.