Exploring mathematics at Furman starts in the classroom, but it doesn’t end there. Whether you need a little help with your classes or just want a place to unwind with fellow students, you’ll find generous support services and facilities in our department.


Mathematics Resource Center (MRC)

Students help students at the MRC, located in 101 Riley Hall, on the first floor near the building’s main entrance. If a concept in your introductory class has you stumped, stop by the MRC most afternoons and evenings for tips and guidance from mathematics majors.

MRC Hours for Fall 2023

Afternoons:  Sunday – Thursday, 3:00-5:00 pm
Evenings:       Sunday – Thursday, 7:00-10:00 pm

Pigeonhole and Department Lounge

Our students get social at the Pigeonhole, where computers, comfy couches, and a big-screen TV create a high-tech oasis next to the second-floor elevator of Riley Hall. Spacious work tables help you map out your mathematical problems and make the Pigeonhole a productive social space. The department lounge in the department suite has coffee, soft drinks, and a large whiteboard that make it a great place to get some work done.

Sanders Science Library Mathematics Section

Stop by the Mathematics section at Sanders Science Library to stay abreast of the latest news and research in mathematics and the sciences.



Furman offers a variety of mathematics scholarships available to students interested in studying mathematics, including the Wylie Scholarship, the L. H. Bowen Scholarship, the Reece C. Blackwell Scholarship, and the Marshall Delph Earle Scholarship.  For more information, contact the chair of the mathematics department, Dr. Tom Lewis.


For mathematics majors, tutoring in the MRC is a great way to reinforce what you learn (and earn some extra money). If you are interested in becoming a tutor, contact Mickey Fray.