Samford provides several fun places for students to relax. O'Henry's Coffeehouse and Harry's, which are right beside each other in the University Center, are especially popular places for friends to hang out and do homework. The library is nice and quiet, with plenty of tables and study carrels, enabling students to study with friends or in private. The science center is especially impressive because it features a planetarium and a conservatory. It is possibly one of the cleanest and nicest buildings on campus.
In terms of athletics, the Pete Hanna Center, where volleyball and basketball games are played, has a very nice workout facility for students and faculty. The ellipticals and treadmills have little televisions attached to them, so students have something to do while strengthening their muscles. There are several other machines from which to choose, and there is also a weight room. In Seibert Gym and Bashinsky Field House, which are connected, there are racquetball courts, an indoor pool, a dance studio, and gyms open to athletes and non-athletes alike. The nursing building is a close second, though. Samford also has very nice tennis courts which are open to students in the mornings, early afternoon, and evenings. The tennis team practices from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Thankfully, for night owls, lights come on when it gets too dark to see the ball.