Published on November 11, 2020  

Samford University will celebrate its first-ever virtual homecoming Nov. 12-14.

Full Homecoming Schedule

The three-day event features several Samford traditions, including the annual celebration of the Alumni of the Year honorees  Nov. 12. The virtual celebration will feature this year’s six honorees— Alumni of the Year Brandon Bailey ’05 and Michael Escoe ’84, Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year Lindsey Harris ’06 and Mary Kathryn Steel ’07, and Humanitarians of the Year Katherine and Jay Wolf ’04. 

Samford President Andrew Westmoreland will host a virtual fireside chat to get to know each award recipient. Former Alumni of the Year honorees Jewel Littleton and Alumni Association president Stephen Dillard also will speak at the event. Register for the event.

Samford’s Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives and the Black Alumni Association (SBAA) invite the entire Samford community to celebrate Homecoming and the diverse voices of our campus at a Virtual Day Party Thursday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will include a live DJ, games and prizes. SBAA president Kendell M. Jno-Finn and other alumni leaders will attend and join you in sharing your love for Samford! Join the fun on Instagram and Facebook for the @SamfordDiverse event live stream.

Families can gather for a Nov. 13 Samford Family Movie Night, featuring several movie options with special Samford connections, including Toy Story 4Courageous, October Baby  and Woodlawn

End the weekend by reuniting with classmates at one of four class reunions Saturday, Nov. 14. 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. President Westmoreland and Randy Pittman, vice-president for university advancement, and other special guests will also join the reunion fun.

A complete schedule can be found on the Samford Homecoming website

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.