About Central Campus
Located in the heart of Samford's beautiful campus is the Central Campus housing area. The majority of freshmen make their home in Central Campus, making the area lively with their new discoveries and relationships. Along with a small number of involved upperclassmen, the freshmen of Central Campus live and learn together in three residence halls: Smith, Pittman, and Vail. The dedicated residence hall staff of one Residence Life Coordinator, two Resident Managers, three Senior Resident Assistants, and thirty Resident Assistants work to keep Central Campus a safe and fun place to live.
- John D. Pittman Hall
Pittman Hall is the most centrally located residence hall. With 84 rooms and 158 residents, Pittman is a tight-knit community. The staff, consisting of one Resident Manager and five Resident Assistants, strives to keep Pittman a place where "everybody knows your name". Pittman is a unique living experience on Samford's campus with an almost equal blend of enthusiastic freshmen and mature upperclassmen.
Pittman offers heating and air-onditioning in all rooms, and every room has at least one window. Each resident has her own closet space, desk, chair, chest, twin bed, phone line, and wireless internet. The majority of Pittman rooms have suite bathrooms (bathroom shared by two rooms), but the fourth floor rooms are served by a community bath. Pittman's lobby is the activity hub of the residence hall with a TV, DVD player, and lounge area. A new kitchen is located on the 1st floor, and laundry facilities are located on the 1st and 3rd floors.
Pittman Hall Layout
- Lena Vail Davis Hall
Affectionately called "Vail," Lena Vail Davis Hall is the largest residence hall on campus with 198 rooms and almost 400 residents. Vail construction concluded in 1959 and has undergone numerous renovations since then. Most recently, a kitchen was added. Freshmen women make up the entire resident population of Vail. The halls of Vail are adored by generations of Samford women because of the lifelong friendships formed in the stately building.
Vail is staffed by one Resident Manager, two Senior Resident Assistants, and seventeen Resident Assistants. The residence hall has a large lobby with areas for snacking, studying, watching TV or DVDs, and playing pool. Vail is divided into east and west wings with a large laundry room on the first floor of each side. Vail offers heating and air-conditioning in all rooms, and every room has at least one window. Each resident has her own closet space, desk, chair, chest, twin bed, phone line, and wireless internet. Seventeen private rooms are available, scattered throughout the third, fourth, and sixth floors of the building. Community bathrooms serve the majority of Vail, but a few rooms with private bathrooms are available.
Vail Hall Layout
- Mamie Mell Smith Hall
Smith Hall is a men's residence hall with 103 rooms and almost 200 residents. Smith houses most of the males of the freshman class. Smith has a staff of one Resident Manager, one Senior Resident Assistant, and eight Resident Assistants. Smith is known for the great friendships and fun that develops in its halls.
Recent renovations in Smith include bathrooms and new flooring. Smith offers heating and air-conditioning in all rooms, and every room has at least one window. Each resident has his own closet space, desk, chair, chest, twin bed, phone line, and wireless internet. The majority of Smith rooms have suite bathrooms (bathroom shared by two rooms), but the fourth floor rooms are served by a community bath. Smith's lobby is a great place to play or study with comfortable seating, TV and DVD player, and pool table. Laundry facilities are located on each floor.
Smith Hall Layout