Samford Parent Career Network

Jon Acuff speaking at eventThe Samford Parent Career Network is made up of willing volunteers who are interested in providing their professional knowledge and skills with Samford students preparing to join the workforce.

Thank you for your interest in sharing your career advice, contacts, and information about internship and full-time opportunities with students and alumni. Below, you will find a link to a form which will feed into a database our Career Development Center staff can use, as appropriate, when assisting students and alumni with career exploration, job and internship search, and more.

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Care Packages

students holding care packagesThree times a year, Parents Association provides opportunities for you to purchase and send care packages to your student:

  • first week of classes
  • fall exams
  • spring exams

Proceeds from the sale of these care packages is used towards support and events that benefit all students.

In addition to care package sales, parents in cities around the country gather for care package parties, where they fill care packages to be distributed to students during fall and spring exams.

To find out more about care package sales, or details about hosting or attending a care package party in your region, email or visit the Parent Portal.

Parent Service and Involvement

Reid Chapel with blooming treesOne of Samford’s core values is to lead in service to God, to family, to one another and to the community. Parent and Family Programs seeks to provide a variety of ways to support this effort.

Throughout the year, Samford Parents will find opportunities to engage in meaningful service.

We collaborate with other campus partners such as the offices of Community Engagement, Spiritual Life and Residence Life. Check out the Parent Portal for the latest information on how to engage in university service.

Step Up for Ecuador: Step Sing Weekend's Annual Donation Drive

Join the Samford family Step Sing Weekend in support of our Ecuador mission trip team, by donating new backpacks and tennis shoes.

Donations may be dropped off in the University Center, Room 203-C, Thursday, Jan. 25- Saturday, Jan. 27.

Donations may be sent directly to Samford University by viewing the Ecuador mission trip Amazon wish list, where you can purchase and donate high-priority items for our team to transport to Ecuador.

Spring Break 2024, Samford-wide Mission Trip

Join Samford University, in partnership with Reel Life International and International Ministry of Jesus, on this trip to Ecuador to make a difference this Spring Break.

All air and ground transportation, lodging, meals, travel insurance, visas and translator expenses are included in the trip cost and may be tax-deductible.

A 2-3 hour orientation and training will be required of each participant.

Registration for the trip has closed, but you can still support our students and families and their mission work in Ecuador by donating below.

For questions, contact Julie Boyd,, 205-726-2375.

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Samford Talks

Samford Talks Cards On Table

The Samford Parents Association is proud to provide Samford Talks, Samford University’s official conversation card game, for you and your friends and family to connect through meaningful conversations.

When you unbox Samford Talks, you are opening opportunities for connections with 52 thought-provoking conversation starters. Each card sparks engaging discussions, inspires story-telling, and brings friends and family closer together. Whether you're gathered around the dinner table or enjoying a cozy evening with friends, these cards are designed to deepen your relationships and create lasting memories.

Samford Talks is more than a game, it is a chance to connect with intention and to help Samford students thrive. Every purchase of Samford Talks directly supports Samford Cares, Samford University’s health and wellness resource center in the department of student support.

Elevate your connections while contributing to a cause that matters—because at Samford, we believe that every talk has the power to make a difference.

Purchase Samford Talks