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  • Bulldog Days Orientation

    Congratulations! We are thrilled that you have chosen to attend Samford University and we welcome you to the Bulldog family. Bulldog Days is Samford's new student orientation program for students and parents. Participation in Bulldog Days at Samford University is required and is vital to a student's successful college experience. New students will not be allowed to register for classes prior to attending Bulldog Days.

    Summer Adventure+

    Video courtesy of Jason Morales.

    Registration for Summer Adventure 2015 will open in the spring!

    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 1: June 19-21
    • Summer Adventure 2: July 24-26

    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

    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

    International Students

    • August 9, 2015

    Move In Day

    • August 12, Orientation 5 Participants
    • August 14, Remaining Freshmen
  • Sample Schedule+

    Bulldog Day One

    Check In

    8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.
    Wright Center

    Opening Session

    9:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m. 
    Wright Center

    Academic Meetings/Core Curriculum

    10:15 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
    Arts And Sciences: Brooks Auditorium, Brooks Hall
    Arts: Jane Hollock Brock Recital Hall
    Business: Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall
    Education: 233 Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall
    Nursing: 112 Center for the Healing Arts
    Prepharmacy: 118 Ingalls Hall


    12:00 p.m.—1:15 p.m.
    Cafecteria, University Center

    Q&A with Orientation Leaders (Students)

    1:30 p.m.—2:30
    Harrison Theatre

    Residence Life (Parents)

    1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m. 
    Reid Chapel

    Residence Life (Students)

    2:45 p.m.—3:45 p.m. 
    Harrison Theatre

    Q&A with Orientation Leaders (Parents)

    2:45 p.m.—3:45 p.m.
    Reid Chapel

    Samford Support Services & Community Involvement Fair

    4:00 p.m.—5:30 p.m.
    Pete Hanna Center


    5:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. 
    Cafeteria, University Center

    Q&A with Orientation Leaders (Students)

    6:45 p.m.—7:30 p.m. 
    Various Locations

    Worship (Parents)

    6:45 p.m.—7:30 p.m.
    Hodges Chapel

    Late Night @ Harry's (Students)

    8:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.
    Ben Brown Plaza or Harry's Coffeehouse

    President's Reception (Parents)

    7:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
    President's Home

    Bulldog Day Two

    Jump-Start Your Day

    6:00 a.m.—8:00 a.m. 
    Pete Hanna Center is open for parents and students. (You will need your name tag)
    Pete Hanna Center

    Breakfast (Students)

    7:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m. 
    Cafeteria, University Center

    Parent Breakfast (Parents)

    8:30 a.m.—9:15 a.m. 
    Pete Hanna Center
    Sponsored by the Parents Association

    Q&A with Orientation Leaders (Students)

    8:45 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
    Various Locations

    Academic Support (Parents)

    9:30 a.m.—10:15 a.m.
    Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall

    Student Affairs (Students)

    9:45 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
    Harrison Theatre

    Campus Life (Parents)

    10:45 a.m.—11:30 a.m. 
    Harrison Theatre

    Campus Life (Students)

    10:45 a.m.—11:30 a.m. 
    Reid Chapel

    Student Affairs (Parents)

    11:45 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
    Reid Chapel

    Lunch (Students)

    11:30 a.m.—12:45 p.m. 
    Cafeteria, University Center

    Lunch (Parents)

    12:30 p.m.—1:30 p.m. 
    Cafeteria, University Center

    Student Advising and Registration (Students)

    1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. 
    Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall

    State by State Parent Connection (Parents)

    1:45 p.m.—2:15 p.m.
    Seibert Gymnasium
  • Orientation Leaders+

    Alex  Fortanbary Photo

    Alex Fortanbary 


    Hometown: Marietta, GA
    Major: Geography
    Favorite Samford Tradition: Step Sing
    Ashley  Lyon Photo

    Ashley Lyon 


    Hometown: Alpine, CA
    Major: Elementary Education
    Favorite Samford Tradition: Hanging of the Green
    Cameron  Gonzalez Photo

    Cameron Gonzalez 


    Hometown: Ooltewah, TN
    Major: Marketing & Entrepreneurship
    Favorite Samford Tradition: Step Sing
    Courtney  Guhl Photo

    Courtney Guhl 


    Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
    Major: Journalism & Mass Communication
    Favorite Samford Tradition: Rearranging my room for the last two weeks of school with my roommate.
    Daniel  Pierce Photo

    Daniel Pierce 


    Hometown: Scottsboro, AL
    Major: Economics
    Favorite Samford Tradition: Homecoming
    Langley  Dillenberger Photo

    Langley Dillenberger 


    Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
    Major: Biology
    Favorite Samford Tradition: Hanging of the Green
    Margie  Terp Photo

    Margie Terp 


    Hometown: Tampa, FL
    Major: Journalism & Mass Communication
    Favorite Samford Tradition: Home Football Games
    Matt  Arnwine Photo

    Matt Arnwine 


    Hometown: Union, KY
    Major: Engineering Physics
    Favorite Samford Tradition: Bulldog Walk
    Rachel  Stanback Photo

    Rachel Stanback 


    Hometown: Columbus, MS
    Major: Journalism & Mass Communication
    Favorite Samford Tradition: Lighting of the Way