The purpose of Convocation is to nurture students in faith,
learning, and values from a distinctly Christian perspective. Students are made
aware of the Christian worldview and are encouraged to develop sympathy with
the Christian mission in the world. Students are provided with opportunities to
grow toward spiritual maturity. Convocation events help to cultivate the
climate within which transcendent and teachable moments can occur in both
formal and informal contexts at Samford.
Convocation offers nurture on an individual level, a corporate
level, and a confessional level. First, Convocation provides activities that
challenge persons to grow toward Christian maturity. Second, Convocation
encourages persons to contribute to the Christian ethos of the University
community. Third, Convocation is a formal means by which we-the University-can
be who we say we are: a community committed to faith, learning, and values
rooted in a Christian worldview.
Convocation programs allow students to satisfy the Convocation
requirement for graduation. Incoming freshmen must complete 60 credits to graduate,
30 credits by the end of their sophomore year.
Transfer students have their Convocation requirement prorated based on
the credits they transfer to Samford from another institution. For more information about Convocation
requirements, see here or
visit the Office of Spiritual Life web site at www.samford.edu/osl.