The Student Activities Council has made an exciting comeback after the COVID-19 restrictions of last year. With multiple events ready for the Samford community, there is no denying that the SAC is back to full operations.
Vice President for Events Caroline Coleman said she is delighted about the upcoming semester.
“We’ve got the Fall Festival, Harry’s Coffeehouse Concerts, Ben Brown Days, and Lighting of the Way we’re planning this semester,” Coleman said.
All of these are beloved Samford traditions students have missed dearly over the last year and a half.
Harry’s Coffeehouse Concerts are monthly concerts that allow students to perform in front of their peers alongside local singer-songwriters following an audition process. The Fall Festival is another Samford favorite featuring live performances, Halloween games and pumpkin painting. Lighting of the Way is another iconic Samford tradition that even the local community partakes in every year. Lighting of the Way marks the beginning of the holiday season with hot cocoa, live music and of course, the lighting of the Christmas tree in front of the library.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SAC has intentionally planned their events in a way to minimize exposure.
“Fortunately, we have been able to work around COVID protocols fairly well! Most of our events are typically outside or can be adapted to happen outside in some way, so that has helped us with capacity,” Coleman said.
SAC has already kicked off the semester with a strong turnout for Your School, Your City, as well as various appearances at tailgates handing out stickers and pre-packaged cookies.
The Student Activities Council is determined this year more than ever to provide fun-filled memories for all of Samford to enjoy.
“I love this community & I think our events are a truly significant part of what makes Samford so special,” Coelman said.
After the last year of online learning, cancelled events and other stressful aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, students will likely agree that Samford needs fellowship now more than ever.