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The Faculty Development Center is staffed by dedicated professionals who support Furman faculty at any stage of your career. We have programs and events designed to orient new faculty to teaching at Furman and connect you with a community of colleagues for advice and mentoring. We aim to help all faculty develop and grow as teachers, professionals, and individuals.

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Important Dates for Faculty

Official University Calendar

Staff Holidays

    By Topic

  • Academic Calendar
    • August 22 Classes begin
      September 4 Labor Day Holiday
      September 7 Opening Convocation at 10:00 am
      October 7 Fall Break begins
      October 10 Fall Break ends
      November 22

      Thanksgiving Holidays begin

      November 26 Thanksgiving Holidays end
      December 5

      Classes End

      December 6 Study Day
      December 7 Final Exams begin
      December 13 Final Exams end
  • Registration & Grading
    • August 21 Web-based drop-add opens for new students
      August 25 Web-based drop-add closes for all students
      September 6 Restricted drop-add for all students
      September 25 Outstanding incomplete grades convert to failing
      September 25 Travel study final grades due
  • Other Important Dates
    • August 18 Orientation for new students begins
      August 21 Orientation for new students ends
      October 20 Homecoming begins
      October 22 Homecoming ends
      November 10 Family Weekend begins
      November 12 Family Weekend ends
  • Religious Observances
    • September 1 Eid al-Adha
      September 21 Rosh Hashanah
      September 22 Rosh Hashanah
      September 30 Yom Kippur
      October 1 Ashura
      October 5 First day of Sukkot
      October 19 Diwali
      December 8 Buddha's Enlightenment

    By Month

  • August
    • August 18 Orientation for new students
      August 21 Web-based drop-add opens for new students
      August 21 Orientation for new students ends
      August 22 Classes Begin
      August 25 Web-based drop-add closes for all students
  • September
    • September 1 Eid-al-Adha (Religious Observance)
      September 4 Labor Day Holiday
      September 7 Opening Convocation at 10:00am
      September 9 Home Football vs. Elon University
      September 21-22 Rosh Hashnah (Religious Observance)
      ​September 25 ​Outstanding incomplete grades convert to failing
      ​September 25 ​Travel study final grades due
      ​September 30 ​Yom Kippur (Religious Observance)
      ​September 30
      ​Home Football vs. East Tennessee State Univ.
  • October
    • October 1 Ashura (Religious Observance)
      October 5 First day of Sukkot (Religious Observance)
      October 7 Fall Break begins
      October 10 Fall Break ends
       October 14
      Home Football game Vs. Virginia Military Institute
      October 19 Diwali (Religious Observance)
      ​October 20 ​Homecoming begins
      ​October 21 ​Home Football vs Mercer University
      ​October 22 ​Homecoming Ends
  • November
    •  November 10  Family Weekend begins
       November 11  Home Football vs The Citadel
       November 12  Family Weekend ends
       Novembr 22  Thanksgiving Holidays begin
       November 26  Thanksgiving Holidays end
  • December
    •  December 5 Classes End
       December 6 Study Day
       December 7 Final Examinations Begin
       December 8 Buddha's Enlightenment (Religious Observance)
       December 13 Final Examinations End

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