Samford University

Graduation Events

Activities and Events for MAY Commencement, 2015

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

Grad Application Deadline for Spring/May 2015

WHEN: October 1, 2014 (official deadline)*
WHERE: Student Records Office
WHAT: If your name is not on the list of Graduation Candidates for May 2015, 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

*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 12, 2015 - 10:00am until 6:00pm (Thursday)
WHERE: Pete Hanna Center
WHAT: Graduation candidates may order announcements, graduation rings, and will be measured for caps and gowns at this one-day fair.
CONTACT: Student Records, 726-2732
LINK: Campus Map (Pete Hanna Center is #25 on this map)
LINK to Info on Cap & Gown Portraits from Stacy Jones Photography
Deadline for Cap & Gown Measurement - All Ceremonies
WHEN: April 3, 2015 (Divinity); April 10 (All other students), by 4:00pm
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 17, 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 5 & 6 (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 13, 14, & 15; (Wednesday, 5/13, 10:00am to 5:00pm; Thursday, 5/14, 10:00am to 6:00pm; Friday, 5/15, 10:00am to 5:00pm.). The Bookstore will also be open on Saturday, May 16.
WHERE: Howard Room of the University Center
WHAT: Deadline to pick up caps and gowns for the main commencement ceremony.
CONTACT: Samford Bookstore, 726-2532
Graduation Prayer Breakfast - All Students
WHEN: May 15, 7:30 am
WHERE: University Cafeteria
WHAT: Prayer breakfast for all graduation candidates
CONTACT: Student Records, 726-2732
Commencement Ceremony - Divinity Students
WHEN: May 6, 2015, 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 - All Other Students


Pharmacy - Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 6:00pm
Business - Friday, May 15, 2015, at 12:00pm
College of Health Sciences - Friday, May 15, 2015, at 3:00pm
Law - Friday, May 15, 2015, at 6:00pm
School of the Arts; Education - Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 10:00am
Arts and Sciences - Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 1:00pm

WHERE: Wright Center
WHAT: Graduation candidates should report to the Brock Recital Hall stage, with their cap and gown, to pick up name cards one hour before their ceremony begins. Students will then line up in Brock Recital Hall for academic procession into the Wright Center. Commencement ceremonies 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