• Bulldog Days Orientation

    Congratulations and welcome to the Samford family! Bulldog Days is Samford's new student orientation program for students and parents. Participation in Bulldog Days is required for all entering students, and parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Students will stay the first night in a residence hall during orientation. For parents, we will soon have blocks of rooms reserved at our host hotels: Hampton Inn Mountain Brook and Courtyard Marriott Lakeshore.

    Students who have submitted their $250 enrollment/housing deposit can register for Bulldog Days on their Application Status Page.

    Bulldog Days


    • June 1-2, 2015
    • June 8-9, 2015
    • June 15-16, 2015
    • June 18-19, 2015
    • August 13-14, 2015

    Transfer Students

    • June 12, 2015
    • August 14, 2015

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    Hotels, Restaurants & Attractions+

    Courtyard by Marriott

    500 Shades Creek Parkway (Lakeshore Drive)
    Homewood, AL 35209
  • Orientation Leaders+

    Alex  Fortanbary Photo

    Alex Fortanbary 


    Hometown: Marietta, GA
    Major: Geography
    Favorite spot on campus: Ben Brown Plaza
    Ashley  Lyon Photo

    Ashley Lyon 


    Hometown: Alpine, CA
    Major: Elementary Education
    Favorite place in Birmingham: The Lookout - you can see the entire city of Birmingham!
    Austin   Ferrer Photo

    Austin Ferrer 


    Hometown: Bradenton, FL
    Major: Journalism & Mass Communication
    Favorite Samford tradition: Rubbing Major Davis' bronze nose for good luck in the library
    Brianna   Walker  Photo

    Brianna Walker  


    Hometown: Vestavia, AL
    Major: Marketing
    Favorite place in Birmingham: The Summit
    Cameron  Gonzalez Photo

    Cameron Gonzalez 


    Hometown: Ooltewah, TN
    Major: Marketing & Entrepreneurship
    Most memorable Samford moment: Sprinting from the balcony to the stage after winning the Step Sing Sweepstakes trophy
    Drew   Smothermon Photo

    Drew Smothermon 


    Hometown: Carmel, IN
    Major: Business
    Favorite spot on campus: The Quad
    Elizabeth  Poulos Photo

    Elizabeth Poulos 


    Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
    Major: Science and Religion (Pre-Medicine)
    Dream job: Pediatric specialist at Children's of Alabama hospital in Birmingham
    Molly   McCoy  Photo

    Molly McCoy  


    Hometown: Macon, GA
    Major: Interior Architecture
    Favorite place in Birmingham: Pepper Place Farmers Market
  • Summer Adventure+

    Registration for Summer Adventure 2015 will open soon!

    Samford's Summer Adventure 2015 is an exciting opportunity for enrolled students in the Class of 2019! We hope this time will help prepare incoming students for the transition to the Samford community by giving them a chance to explore the outdoors and expand their leadership potential while getting to know fellow classmates. This trip is optional, but we hope each of you will consider attending.  

    When is it?

    • Summer Adventure: June 19-21

    What will we get to do?

    • Raft down ten miles of rapids
    • Enjoy the great outdoors with fellow classmates and Orientation Leaders
    • Take part in the annual bonfire with marshmallow roasting