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Graduation Events

Activities and Events for MAY Commencement, 2014

Times, dates, location, and contact info for the following list of events is subject to change.

Grad Application Deadline for Spring/May 2014

WHEN: October 1, 2013 (official deadline)*
WHERE: Student Records Office
WHAT: If your name is not on the list of Graduation Candidates for May 2014 (coming soon), it could be that we're still awaiting your application. If so, please contact the Student Records Office as soon as possible.
CONTACT: Student Records Office, 726-2911
LINK: Application for Undergraduate Degree (PDF)

*NOTE: Although official deadline is preferred, applications can/will be accepted after this date. Application required for undergraduates only.

Graduation Fair - Bulldog Blastoff!
WHEN: March 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 6:00pm (Wednesday)
WHERE: Pete Hanna Center
WHAT: Graduation candidates can order announcements, graduation rings, and will be measured for caps and gowns at this one-day fair.
CONTACT: Samford Bookstore, 726-2532
LINK: Campus Map (Pete Hanna Center is #25 on this map)
Deadline for Cap & Gown Measurement - All Ceremonies
WHEN: April 4, 2014, by 4:00pm (Friday)
WHERE: Samford Bookstore
WHAT: Deadline for cap and gown measurement for students in all commencement ceremonies.
CONTACT: Samford Bookstore, 726-2532
Deadline for Commencement Participation Exception
WHEN: April 18, 2014 (Friday)
WHERE: Student Records Office
WHAT: Deadline for letter addressed to the Registrar (Mr. Jay Flynn) documenting the reason you would like to be excused from the May Commencement ceremony.
CONTACT: Student Records Office, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35226 | 205-726-2911 (phone)
Cap & Gown Pickup - Divinity Students
WHEN: May 6 & 7 (Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00am to 4:00pm)
WHERE: Samford Bookstore
WHAT: Deadline to pickup caps and gowns for Divinity Commencement.
CONTACT: Samford Bookstore, 726-2532
Cap & Gown Pickup - All Other Students
WHEN: May 14 (Wednesday, 10:00am to 5:00pm), May 15 (Thursday, 10:00am to 6:00pm) and May 16 (Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm). The Bookstore will also be open on Saturday, May 17.
WHERE: Howard Room of the University Center
WHAT: Deadline to pickup caps and gowns for the main commencement ceremony.
CONTACT: Samford Bookstore, 726-2532
Graduation Prayer Breakfast
WHEN: May 16, 2014, at 7:30am (Friday)
WHERE: University Cafeteria
WHAT: Prayer breakfast for faculty and all graduation candidates. Should last approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours. 
Commencement Ceremony - Divinity Students
WHEN: May 7, 2014, 11:00am (Wednesday)
WHERE: Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel
WHAT: Commencement/consecration service should last approximately 1 and 1/2 hours (until 12:30). Procession details TBA.
CONTACT: Donna Harless in the Divinity School, 726-2893
LINK: Campus Map (Hodges Chapel is #10 on this map)
Commencement Ceremony - Pharmacy Students
WHEN: May 16, 2014, at 9:00am (Friday)
WHERE: Wright Center
WHAT: Commencement should last approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
CONTACT: Check with the Pharmacy School for instructions.
LINK: Wright Center Map Close-Up (Wright Center is #6) 
Commencement Ceremony - Business Students
WHEN: May 16, 2014, at 12:00pm (Friday)
WHERE: Wright Center
WHAT: Commencement should last approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
CONTACT: Check with the Business School for instructions.
LINK: Wright Center Map Close-Up (Wright Center is #6) 
Commencement Ceremony - College of Health Sciences Students
WHEN: May 16, 2014, at 3:00pm (Friday)
WHERE: Wright Center
WHAT: For graduation candidates in the schools of Nursing, Health Professions, and Public Health. Commencement should last approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
CONTACT: Check with your school for instructions.
LINK: Wright Center Map Close-Up (Wright Center is #6) 
Commencement Ceremony - Law Students
WHEN: May 16, 2014, at 6:30pm (Friday)
WHERE: Wright Center
WHAT: Beginning at 5:30 pm, Law Students should assemble in the Brock Recital Hall--in cap and gown--in preparation for procession into the Wright Center. Commencement should last approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
CONTACT: Check with the Law School for instructions.
LINK: Wright Center Map Close-Up (Wright Center is #6) 
Commencement Ceremony - Arts & Sciences Students
WHEN: May 17, 2014, at 10:00am (Saturday)
WHERE: Wright Center
WHAT: Graduation candidates from Arts and Sciences should report at 9:00am to the Brock Recital Hall stage, with their cap and gown, to pick up their name cards. Students will then line up in Brock Recital Hall for academic procession into the Wright Center. The Commencement ceremony begins at 10:00am. Commencement should last approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
LINK: Wright Center Map Close-Up (Wright Center is #6) 
Commencement Ceremony - School of the Arts and Education Students
WHEN: May 17, 2014, at 2:00pm (Saturday)
WHERE: Wright Center
WHAT: Graduation candidates from the School of the Arts and the School of Education should report at 1:00pm to the Brock Recital Hall stage, with their cap and gown, to pick up their name cards. Students will then line up in Brock Recital Hall for academic procession into the Wright Center. The Commencement ceremony begins at 2:00pm. Commencement should last approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
LINK: Wright Center Map Close-Up (Wright Center is #6) 
Cap & Gown Return - All Students
WHEN: After Commencement
WHERE: Brock Recital Hall
WHAT: Return of caps and gowns: Please return them to the Brock Recital Hall stage as soon as possible after Commencement.
CONTACT: Samford Bookstore, 726-2532
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