Samford University


Family Weekend


 Family Weekend 2014 

We enjoyed seeing so many Samford families at Family Weekend 2013 (Sept. 27-28, 2013)!  We are already beginning to make plans for Family Weekend 2014, but it will still be several months before a schedule and online registration will be available.
Go ahead and save the date for October 3-4, 2014 for next year's Family Weekend fun. We hope you will be able to join us.  

The information below, which was posted for 2013, will remain up for information purposes only until information for 2014 is available.  A 2014 schedule and registration information will be posted in the summer of 2014.  

2013 Family Weekend Schedule

 View the schedule and make plans to attend. Many things are planned throughout the weekend including a welcome reception, movie on the Quad, parents association breakfast and meeting, open houses and community fair, tailgating, sports, musical productions, and much more. Note: The Family Weekend schedule is subject to changes between now and September 27. Please pick up a weekend schedule at registration inside the Howard Room once you arrive to campus for Family Weekend for any adjustments that may occur.

Ticket Information

Family Weekend tickets are sold a la carte. This allows you and your family to purchase tickets for the events you wish to attend. There is no charge for children ages 0-2 (please adhere to the honor system). Family Weekend tickets purchased after September 6 will increase in price.  Get your tickets early in order to save a little money. 
Online registration will close at 2pm on Wednesday, September 25. After September 25, you will still be able to register for Family Weekend by going to the Howard Room (University Center) and registering in person beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27. Check or cash (no credit cards) will be accepted for registrations made in person.
Credit cards can be used for online registrations only.

Family Weekend T-Shirt

 T-shirts can be purchased for $12 until September 6 and $15 after September 6.  


Online registration is the preferred method for registering for Family Weekend. Samford uses a secure server to process credit card payments. However, if you do not want to place your order online, please print the paper/mail-in registration form and address to: Samford University, Office of Parent Programs, Box 292221, Birmingham, AL 35229, with your check enclosed. Mailed-in registration forms must be postmarked by September 6. West side football tickets cannot be purchased via paper registration.


Blocks of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate for Samford families during Family Weekend at Aloft Birmingham Soho Square (20% off best available daily rate), Hampton Inn Mountain Brook/Hwy 280 (94/night), and Courtyard Birmingham Homewood ($104/night). Be sure to ask for the Samford rate for Family Weekend. Many other options exist within the city too.   

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of FAQs has been prepared to help with some of the questions you may have between now and Family Weekend.


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