Samford University


Freshman Bulldog Days

Register for Orientation

Before you register, make sure you have the following information available:
1. Samford Application Status Page login credentials 
2. Samford Username and Password*
3. Credit Card for the $200 Registration Fee (Samford accepts Mastercard and Visa via online registration)

*Your Samford username and password were mailed to you shortly after you received your admission letter. If you have misplaced this information, please contact Samford Technology Services at 205-726-2662.

Login to your unique Samford status page and click on the "Register Now" link located at the top right of your status page.  Once you select your desired Bulldog Days session, complete the registration form and submit payment. You will receive a confirmation email shortly after registering. Note: Your unique Samford status page is the same page that was assigned to you by the Office of Admission during the application/scholarship process. The registration link will not appear in your status page until about 48 hours after you've submitted your $250 enrollment deposit.

We are so glad that  you have chosen Samford, and we cannot wait to see you at Bulldog Days 2014! 

Once payment is submitted, we are unable to offer an orientation fee refund should your decision change. 

Register for Bulldog Days 2014

Registration Deadlines

Registration opens April 1. 

After you have paid your enrollment deposit, it will take approximately 48 hours to access online registration. Be sure to register at least two weeks prior to the Bulldog Days session you wish to attend, but the sooner the better. The orientation sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and each session has a maximum number of students allowed. You will receive registration confirmation by mail. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Orientation at 205-726-4230 or  


The cost for attending Orientation is $200 for entering freshmen. This includes payment for the student’s housing for one night in the dorm, four meals for the student and parents in our dining hall, and materials for Orientation in June and August. Registration takes place online, and payment must be made with a MasterCard or Visa.

University Health Services

Samford University requires all fulltime, degree-seeking students to submit an Immunization Record.  The completed form is due prior to registration and is considered delinquent if not received in its entirety within two weeks of the first day of class.  The record must be signed by a health-care provider or include a health department stamp.  Failure to submit this documentation within two weeks of the first day of class will result in a $150 (non-refundable) fine and a registration hold on your record.    

 In addition to the Immunization Record, all students living in university housing are required to submit the Health Form.  The necessary physical examination must be within 12 months of submission and will be accepted only on the Health Form provided.  These documents should be submitted to University Health Services prior to registration and are considered delinquent if not received in their entirety within two weeks of the first day of class.  Failure to meet this deadline will result in a registration hold on the student’s record, a $150 non-refundable fine and possible removal from the residence hall.   Please note that if you are a student-athlete, your athletics physical will not be accepted in lieu of this documentation. 

Return the completed forms to:      

University Health Services
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229 
Fax: 205-726-4042

Before mailing the forms, please make a copy for your personal records.  If you have any questions regarding this university policy, please call us at (205) 726-2835. 

Download Required Forms

Before Orientation

  • Check the Orientation Schedule to familiarize yourself with what you will be doing while you are here. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. Orientation leaders will assist you when you arrive on campus.
  • Have your physician complete and sign the Health Form for Residential Students (includes the Health Form and the Immunization Record) or the Immunization Record for commuter students.  These forms are due to the University Health Office by orientation and are considered delinquent if not received in its entirety within two weeks of the first day of class.
  • You were mailed an e-mail address user name and password from Technology Services after your admission to Samford. If you don't know your user name, you can call Technology Services User Support at 205-726-2662. You will need to have your user name and password to register during Orientation.

During Orientation

  • Maps and Directions to Samford. Once you get to Samford's campus, enter the main gate from Lakeshore Drive and check in by following the orientation check-in signs to the check-in locations.
  • Go to Public Safety & Emergency Management in the University Center, 2nd floor, to have your student ID made sometime during your orientation.
  • Turn in your health form and immunization form when checking in if you haven't already mailed it to University Health Services.
  • Register for classes.
  • Move-In (if you are planning to live on campus).

After Orientation

  • All tuition billing will be sent from the Bursar to your Samford email address. Now is a good time to add your parents as an Authorized User.
  • Get ready to begin classes and enjoy your Samford experience! Go Bulldogs!

The Office of Orientation welcomes all parents and families to Birmingham!  We have designated two host hotels for Orientation, but you can view a variety of other great options here.

Hampton Inn – Mountain Brook

2730 U.S. 280
Birmingham, AL 35223

Courtyard Marriott - Homewood


500 Shades Creek Parkway
Homewood, AL 35209


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