Samford University

Current Students: Campus Services

Samford Card
All students are required to have an official Samford University photo ID (Samford Card) that is made and maintained by the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management. Students receive their IDs at the beginning of their first academic year after having their photographs taken in the Office of Public Safety. The card is valid throughout the student’s stay at Samford, and for some features, even after the student leaves. The Samford Card is available to all Samford students, faculty, staff and eligible guests.

The Samford Card serves as a meal card and a library card, and is required to cash checks in the bookstore. To use it as an on-campus debit card, students can deposit funds on their Samford Card in the bookstore and at The debit function can be used in the bookstore, Food Court, Dining Hall, and copy machines.
University Health Services
• Location: F. Page Seibert Hall
• Phone: 205-726-2835
• Web site:
• Email:

Hours: Office hours are 8 a.m-4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. A full-time physician and medical support staff operate the clinic.  Patients are seen by appointment. Walk-in patients will be seen as the schedule permits. Please contact the office for hours during breaks and summer semesters.
Counseling Services
The Office of Counseling Services provides free and confidential counseling to enrolled Samford students. Counselor have experience and training in a wide range of issues and work from a systemic, developmental model. Counseling Services provides individual counseling, relationship counseling, group counseling, academic skills assistance, referral information and crisis intervention.

Counselor also are available to present programs to organizations and classes on a variety of topics that are pertinent to student development and emotional well-being. Counseling Services is located in F. Page Seibert Hall. Refer to for more information.
Disability Resources
Disability Resources provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. After admission to Samford, qualified students under the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended) should contact the Director for Disability Resources and provide appropriate documentation for post-secondary education ( After enrollment at Samford, it is the responsibility of the student to schedule an appointment with Disability Resources in a timely manner. After appropriate accommodations are determined, Disability Resources will provide students with an Accommodation Memo. It is the responsibility of the student to meet promptly with professors. Professors will grant reasonable accommodations only upon written notification from Disability Resources. For more information, call 205-726-4078, or visit Disability Resources in the University Center within the Career Development Office, Room 205.
Samford Dining

There are several options for on-campus dining. Check the Samford Dining webpage for operating hours and menus.

The Caf
The Dining Hall (“Caf”) provides 19 meals per week. Only breakfast on Saturday and Sunday are not served. Unlimited selection from the standard cafeteria line to specialties such as a pizza bar, deli, short-order line, salad bar, ethnic option and regular specials are available in the Dining Hall. Guests may also have unlimited seconds.

Food Court
A Food Court featuring national franchise, fast-food vendors (including Chick-fil-a) is located on the ground floor of the University Center. These facilities are open for more extended hours than the Dining Hall and are an excellent place for snacks or meals.

O’Henry’s is a full-service coffee shop in the University Center. It operates on the same schedule as the Food Court.

Campus Recreation
The Department of Campus Recreation offers competitive and recreational intramural activities, outdoor recreation activities, club sports, fitness programs and the Alpine Tower climbing experience, as well as coordinating hours of operation for Seibert Gym.

Fitness Center
The student fitness center is located on the upper level of the west side of Pete Hanna Center. This state-of-the-art facility has eight treadmills, eight ellipticals, and four Lifecycles, all with personal televisions. The cardio room also includes Signature Series Strength equipment. The fitness center is free to all current Samford students, faculty and staff (bring Samford ID). Spouses of students and staff may use the Pete Hanna Center if they are accompanied by their spouse and bring a driver’s license with them. For more information, call Campus Recreation at 205-726-2194.

The Loft
The Loft is a great place for a study break. Located on the fourth floor of Seibert Hall, the Loft has pool tables, table tennis, and gaming systems available for use.  Games and equipment can be checked out at the front desk of Seibert.

For other fitness and recreation opportunities, please see

If you are a top-level student-athlete, or just like to have fun, Campus Recreation has an intramural event designed for you. They offer a variety of events throughout the year for students and/or faculty/staff that are played on various skill levels. There are leagues and tournaments for men, women, and co-rec teams. Championship teams will receive t-shirts and are eligible to participate in extramural events around the country. Students and their spouses are eligible for intramural sports at Samford. For more information and a list of sports offered, see
Campus Bookstore
The main campus bookstore is located in the Beeson University Center and is owned and operated by the University. Textbooks, supplies, computer supplies, as well as gift items, are readily available. The bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday and Thursday evenings until 7:00 p.m. The bookstore is open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Career Development
The Career Development Center (CDC) is designed to help current students and Samford graduates with a variety of career and job search activities. Career counselors can help with identification and evaluation of areas of interest for a major course of study and/or career choices. Career guidance instruments are available to assist in this process.

Students and graduates have the opportunity to participate and receive information about various career and recruiting events. CDC services are provided free of charge to current Samford students and alumni.
Computer Resources
Computer assistance is available from the Technology Services Help Desk, Room 326, Brooks Hall. Assistance is available Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Call (205) 726-2662 or e-mail for additional information. The computing resources and assistance described here are all free of charge to Samford University students.

Computing Laboratories
Five general access computer laboratories are available to every student, except during times when one or more of the labs may be scheduled for classes. Several academic departments or schools also have computing labs that support their specialized needs. For more information about laboratory resources, see the computer lab page at

Wireless Network Access
Samford University is now offering wireless network access across the entire campus. This service provides students and employees the convenience and flexibility of using portable computing devices. For more information, see the wireless networking Web page at

For more information about computer resources at Samford University, see the Technology Services Web page at
Communication Resource Center (CRC)
The CRC is available to all Samford students, undergraduate and graduate. They offer free tutoring for oral and written assignments and also assist students with critical reading assignments. Students do not need to schedule an appointment; they work on a drop in schedule. Stop by the center (Brooks 222) to talk with a tutor about writing, speaking, or reading. See their website for more information:
Post Office
The post office is located on the first floor of the Beeson University Center, adjacent to the Food Court. All U.S. mail services are provided here, including registered, certified, and insured mail, stamps and postal money orders, and Express Mail Next-Day Service. An inter-office campus service is available for mail to students, faculty, and staff free of charge.
Samford Printing Services
Students are welcome to use the services of the University’s digital print facility. Located in Room 112 of Brooks Hall, it is equipped with high volume color printers/copiers and equipment to meet any printing requirement. The staff can help students with copies, banners, booklets, and posters, without having to leave campus, and at a competitive price. Samford Printing can only accept payment with a Bulldog Bucks account. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 on Friday. Their phone number is 205-726-2830.
Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Information

Currently enrolled students are admitted free to any Samford Athletics ticketed sporting event. Students must show their current Samford ID at the ticket window for individual events. Guest tickets may be purchased at the ticket window on game day. Ticket prices will be posted at each event.  See the Athletics webpage for more information.

Public Safety
The Office of Public Safety is on the second floor of the University Center, room 202, adjacent to the HUB. For more information or to report an incident, contact the office at 205-726-2020.

Vehicle Registration and Parking
All motor vehicles operated on campus must be registered with the Department of Transportation Services, Beeson University Center HUB. The appropriate vehicle registration decal shall be affixed to the exterior of the rear window on the driver's side. In addition, a campus sticker will be placed on the inside front left corner of the windshield (driver's side). Decals will be affixed by the adhesive on the decal and may not be affixed with tape or any other temporary means. No more than one current decal shall be affixed to any vehicle. The method of affixing decals on motorcycles will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Providing false information concerning the registration of a vehicle will subject the violator to disciplinary action.

Registration information is available on the student Portal online.

Bicycle Registration
All bicycles must be registered with the Office of Public Safety. Registering your bicycle helps protect you and serves as a deterrent to would-be thieves. It also helps the Office of Public Safety identify and return a found or stolen bicycle to the owner. Bicycle racks are available in most areas of the campus, and students are expected to use them rather than securing bicycles to other objects. A bicycle that is secured to an object that can be damaged or that impedes foot or vehicular traffic will be removed and impounded.

Lost and Found
This service is located in the Office of Public Safety, 202 University Center.

Important and Emergency Phone Numbers
Public Safety 205-726-2020
Homewood Police 205-879-2101
Homewood Fire Department 205-879-4701
Student Handbook
Further information regarding policies, procedures, and opportunities at Samford is available in the Student Handbook. The handbook is available online at:  Please note, though this Student Handbook is important, it is primary addressed to undergraduate concerns.  Not all of the material will apply to graduate and professional students.  Please refer to the your school's Student Handbook for graduate specific information.