Furman is committed to providing an education to every student—at every stage of life. On our campus, learning can begin as early as age three at the Child Development Center and continue into post-retirement life through the Osher Lifelong Learning Center. We believe in educating the whole person and creating lifelong learners.
Bridges to a Brighter Future
For two decades, Bridges to a Brighter Future has engaged low-income, at-risk students in a comprehensive college access and success program in Greenville County. Our program is designed to not only expose students to college, but to address and eliminate the personal, social, and cultural barriers that often prevent low-income and first-generation students from achieving college graduation. Learn more about Bridges to a Brighter Future
Undergraduate Evening Studies
Founded in 1957, Furman’s Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive their education from one of the nation’s leading liberal arts universities. Finish your bachelor degree, boost your credentials for graduate school, or gain the required skills to pursue your CPA, CMA or MBA. Learn about Undergraduate Evening Studies.
Osher lifelong learning center
The Osher Lifelong Learning Center at Furman allows senior adults to learn new skills, make new friends, and stay physically and intellectually active. Housed at the Herring Center for Continuing Education, the program offers courses, trips, special interest groups, social events, and a lunch-and-learn series. Learn about OLLI.
Child Development Center
The Furman Child Development Center provides project-based, hands-on early childhood education to the community in a safe and nurturing environment. This “community” approach capitalizes on teacher strengths and differences working with children individually and in groups. Learn more.
Rising high school seniors and juniors can get a taste of the Furman experience through the Summer Scholars program. Led by Furman faculty, Summer Scholars gives students the opportunity to learn what it's like to study at Furman—through collaboration with their peers and professors both inside and outside the classroom. Register for Summer Scholars.
Summer Scopes is an elementary-to-middle school program featuring summer camps that connect students with microscopes, kaleidoscopes, and telescopes. Camps begin in late June and run through July. The program is founded on the belief that children will thrive in an environment in which they are challenged to think and question. Register for camp.
Asian Studies Summer Camps
High school students with at least one year of Chinese language study can immerse themselves in the country’s language and culture at STARTALK, a nationally funded program that is designed to improve the teaching and learning of languages that are strategically important, but not widely taught in the U.S. Learn more.