September 25-27, 2015

Friday, September 25

​​​​8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Classes

Parents are invited to attend classes and meet faculty members in their offices. Students must make prior arrangements with their instructors.

​9 a.m. ​Women's Tennis Furman Fall Classic

This women's collegiate tennis tournament draws some of the best teams in the nation to Greenville for a weekend of competition (established in 1987). This year's teams include: Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson, South Carolina, Florida State, Iowa, Vanderbilt, and hometown favorite Furman University.

Mickel Tennis Center
​9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Art Exhibit

Exhibition by Sarah Nguyen from the University of Central Missouri entitled Restless Shadows.

Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building

​9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hartness Welcome Center open

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Barnes & Noble at Furman Bookstore open

​11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Class Ring sale

Representative from Herff Jones will be taking orders for class rings from juniors and seniors.

First floor, Trone Student Center

​12 - 5 p.m.

Packet Pick Up/Registration

Register according to your student's class and pick up parent information packets, tickets and t-shirts.

McAlister Auditorium

​​​​2 – 5 p.m.

​Legacy Families Open House

Welcoming all alumni families and students, Cherrydale Alumni House

Drop by your Cherrydale Alumni House, have a cold glass of lemonade, meet the staff, and take a little bit of Furman home with you, on us!

​3:30 - 5 p.m.

Timmons Planetarium Exhibit

View the heavens from the comfort of the indoors. The Timmons Planetarium is located in Rinker Hall 253 in the Townes Science Center. Shows will cycle every 30 minutes (3:30, 4 and 4:30). For more information contact Dr. David Moffett via e-mail at david.moffett@furman.edu.

Rinker Hall 253 in the Townes Science Center. Show times: 3:30, 4 and 4:30 p.m.

​3:30 - 5 p.m.

​Engaging Vocational Reflection: Resources for students and families

Join the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection faculty, staff, and students for an informational drop-in about resources for vocational exploration and reflection. Vocational reflection is a lifelong process and we're always asking, "What's calling me now?" Visit furman.edu/cothran to learn more about the Center.

Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection, Rinker Suite, Trone Student Center 215

​4 p.m.

Baseball Scrimmage

Coach Ron Smith welcomes all Furman families to the annual inter-squad game.

Latham Baseball Stadium

6 p.m.

Volleyball Match vs. East Tennessee State University

Furman vs. East Tennessee State University

Alley Gym

​8 p.m.

Band Extravaganza

Under the direction of Professors Jay Bocook, Director of Athletic Bands, and Les Hicken, Director of Bands. The concert offers a preview of the band's 2015 field show as well as crowd favorites.

McAlister Auditorium. Tickets available at the door, $5 adults/$3 students.



Saturday, September 26

8 a.m.

5K Fun Run/Walk

A recreational fitness opportunity sponsored by the Young Alumni Council in which everyone can participate. This scenic course around Furman's campus will begin at the Cherrydale Alumni House. Participants will receive a Fun Run gift. Prizes will be awarded. Registration fee is $25.

Cherrydale Alumni House

​8:30 a.m. ​Parent/Student Golf Tournament

Join the fun at the Furman Golf Club and register for this two-player Captain's Choice event. There will be an 8:30 shotgun start. The entry free is $100 per team, which includes green fees, cart fees, and prizes. Tee times may be made up to 30 days in advance so please call the pro shop (864-294-2690) to sign up by September 21. Golf shirts with collars are required; jeans are not allowed. Winners will be announced on Saturday during half time at the football game. 

Furman Golf Club

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Barnes & Noble at Furman Bookstore open

​9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Packet Pick Up/Registration

Register according to your student's class and pick up parent information packets, tickets and t-shirts.

McAlister Auditorium

​9 - 10:30 a.m. Fellowship of Christian Athletes Family Breakfast

Experience Furman FCA - Family Style! Join us for student-led worship, personal testimonies from Furman coaches and athletes, and a delicious breakfast. 

Furman Amphitheatre
9 a.m.

Women's Tennis Furman Fall Classic

This women's collegiate tennis tournament draws some of the best teams in the nation to Greenville for a weekend of competition (established in 1987). This year's teams include: Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson, South Carolina, Florida State, Iowa, Vanderbilt, and hometown favorite Furman University.

Mickel Tennis Center

​9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Art Exhibit

Exhibition by Sarah Nguyen from the University of Central Missouri entitled Restless Shadows.

Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building

​9 a.m.-11 a.m..

Hartness Welcome Center open

​9-9:45 a.m.

​A Prospective Student's Guide to Furman

Designed to guide students in grades 10-12 who are interested in attending Furman. An admissions counselor will lead this presentation in the Hartness Welcome Center. Program will begin promptly at 9 a.m.

Hartness Welcome Center

​​​​9-9:45 a.m.

Pathways to a Successful Sophomore Experience

Sophomore year presents its own challenges and questions for many students. This program is designed to guide second year students and their families through the maze of concerns and assist in better defining students' areas of interest, selection of a major, academic success, and personal/social well-being. Brad Harmon, Assistant Academic Dean for Advising and Jason Cassidy, Assistant Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students.

Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center

​9:45-11 a.m.

Career Services Open House

Career Services provides students with access to resources such as career interest testing, guidance on selecting a major, choosing a career, and job searching.

Second Floor, Trone Student Center

​10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ​Study Away Fair and Information Sessions

Explore Furman's engaging study away opportunities, from three-week May Experience programs to a semester or a year abroad on a faculty-led, exchange or affiliate program. Meet the study away faculty directors who will be leading upcoming study away courses and find out how to apply. Attend an information session geared toward parents covering many aspects of study away planning and logistics. Find more information on Furman’s Study Away programs and policies online.

Watkins Room, Trone Student Center
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Trolley Tours

Hop aboard the trolley at McAlister Auditorium for a riding tour of Furman's campus. This tour will be a fun and comfortable way to see the beauty of the campus.

McAlister Auditorium

​10 a.m. Baseball Scrimmage

Coach Ron Smith welcomes all Furman families to the annual inter-squad game.

Latham Baseball Stadium

​10-10:45 a.m.

Internships and Faculty/Student Research

Faculty/student collaborative research and internships are two experience-based learning opportunities where students can extend their learning beyond the classroom and work on real-world projects. Tim Fehler and Susan Zeiger from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Internships, along with student interns and researchers, will discuss the range of experiences available to Furman students, the process for obtaining them, and the opportunity for students to apply for summer funding.

Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Class Ring sale

Representatives from Herff Jones will be taking class ring orders from juniors and seniors.

First Floor, Trone Student Center

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Mere Christianity Forum Brunch

Mere Christianity Forum's Vista House (www.vistahouse.org) opens its doors and its kitchen for a morning brunch to all families of MCFers and anyone else interested in learning more about Mere Christianity Forum, the Vista House, or its Christian hospitality. Feel free to drop in or stay a while. RSVP if possible to Rev. Rimes McElveen (rimes.mcelveen@furman.edu).

The Vista House is located a mile off-campus toward Traveler's Rest at 751 Old Buncombe Rd, Traveler's Rest, SC.

10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.

​Family Brunch

All Furman Parents, students and other family members are invited to enjoy brunch. Menu: build your own omelet station, yogurt parfait station, scrambled eggs, fresh pastries, hot brick oven pizza, fresh produce station, Belgian waffles, and many other favorites. Pay onsite.

Daniel Dining Hall

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

David E. Shi Center for Sustainability Open House

The Shi Center staff and students will provide tours of the Cottage, a LEED-certified Southern Living Showcase Home, as well as the Furman Farm, an organic fruit and vegetable garden – highlighting student research and service activities related to sustainability on campus and in the Greenville community.

11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

​Marching Band Family Picnic

Families of band members are welcome for a picnic. No charge.

Daniel Music Building

12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Engaged Living Block Party

Engaged Living will be holding its 8th annual block party for Engaged Living students and their families.

Greenbelt Community (behind the cabins by the Bell Tower). Rain location is Lakeside Parlors.

12:30 p.m-2:45 p.m.

Family Weekend Tailgate hosted by Inter-fraternity and Panhellenic Councils, Alumni and Parent Engagement, and Student Alumni Council

All first-year students and families are invited to attend this tailgate on the Furman Mall. Meet fraternity and sorority members who serve on IFC & Panhellenic Council and their families, as well as the Recruitment Counselors who will guide women through the process of joining a sorority at Furman. There will be a brief presentation at 1:30 p.m. followed by an informal question and answer session. We encourage you to join us, regardless of whether your student is considering membership in a Greek organization. Tickets will be included in your packet at registration at McAlister Auditorium.

Tickets to the barbeque are $15 and may be purchased in advance. 

Furman Mall

1:30 p.m.

Football Pre-Game Show

Join Bob Mihalic and Tom Van Hoy of the Furman IMG Sports Network broadcasting from the Walk of Champions outside Paladin Stadium.

2 p.m.

Champions Walk from Pearce Horton Football Complex to Paladin Stadium

Line up and cheer as the Paladins exit the locker room in the Pearce Horton Football Complex and head out to Paladin Stadium for pre-game warm-ups. Led by Head Coach Bruce Fowler, the 2015 Furman Football Team will head through the Champions Walk Arch honoring Paladin Champions past, present, and future.  

Pearce Horton Football Complex

​2:30 p.m. ​Stadium Store Opens
3 p.m.

Football Game vs. Virginia Military Institute

See the registration form to order tickets. All tickets sold will be available on the home side of the stadium. Overflow seats will be on the visitors' side. Tickets will be included in your registration packet.

Paladin Stadium

7:30 p.m.

​Furman Volleyball vs. Mercer

Coach Michelle Young looks forward to seeing all the Furman students and their families at this evening's match vs. Mercer.

Alley Gym

8 p.m.

33rd Annual Student Talent Showcase

The Talent Showcase is a highlight of Family Weekend. Bring the whole family to see Furman students exhibit their talents and compete for hundreds of dollars in prizes. Tickets are $8 per person. Advance orders are strongly recommended. Tickets will be included in your registration packet.

McAlister Auditorium​



Sunday, September 27

​​​​9 a.m.

Women's Tennis Furman Fall Classic

Classic is a women's collegiate tennis tournament that draws some of the best teams in the nation to Greenville for a weekend of competition. The Greenville community has been supporting this event since 1987! This year's teams include: Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson, South Carolina, Florida State, Iowa, Vanderbilt, and hometown favorite Furman University.

Mickel Tennis Center

​10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ​Barnes and Noble at Furman Bookstore open
​6:30 p.m.

Roman Catholic Mass

Daniel Chapel

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