Front gates at Furman midday

Information for New Faculty

Welcome! This website is designed to help you prepare to begin your new position with Furman University. We have created this site to answer many of the questions you might have.

This site includes information about class schedules, academic policies, and other resources that you might find helpful – including instructions on things like how to set up your Furman email address and how to get a campus parking pass, and details about our student body and our community.

If you have questions that the site does not answer, please feel free to contact your department chair, dean, or any of us at the Faculty Development Center (FDC), where we coordinate Furman’s orientations for new full-time and adjunct/part-time faculty and, more generally, promote engaging, inclusive and scholarly teaching.

More complete information is available at our FDC Commons Moodle site. Log in to Moodle from MyFurman.

Settling in at Furman

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar lists important dates such as Registration and Grading, Staff Holidays, Religious Observances, Billing & Financial Aid, Continuing Education, Graduate Studies, Housing & Dining and Required Maintenance. This calendar is published and updated by Enrollment Services.


Operated by Barnes & Nobles, the Furman University bookstore is filled with Paladin apparel, fine items and gifts.  They created FacultyEnlight to make it easier for you to research, discuss, discover and adopt learning materials.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Furman University has a domain-level subscription which allows faculty free access when using a Furman email address.Visit The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Copying and Printing

P2X provides affordable and convenient printing and copying services for students, faculty, staff and the public.

ID Cards

Faculty ID cards can be acquired through the Enrollment Services Office, located in Suite 102 of the Furman Administration Building.  You can find more details on the Enrollment Services website.

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Information Technology Resources provides many services for Furman students, faculty and staff.  View our most used IT services.  If you have questions, please contact the IT Service Center.

Library Liaisons

Your Library Liaison can help you with resource selection, information fluency instruction or research assistance.  You can find a Library Liaison.

Health Services

Furman University has partnered with Prisma Health to operate our Employee On-Site Clinic, located next door to the Human Resources Department at 5013 Old Buncombe Rd (same shopping center as the neighborhood Walmart).  For more information, visit the clinic’s website.

Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources is dedicated to supporting the mission and goals of Furman University by delivering a wide array of programs and services to its employees. Learn more about Human Resources.

Parking Pass

Need to get a campus parking pass? Register online.

University Policies

Review the policies.

Career Resources

Annual Evaluation

Information about the Annual Faculty Evaluation can be found at the Furman’s Department Chairs Web page, under the Faculty Supervision tab.

Travel to Conferences

Travel is an essential part of your faculty development.   The Dean’s Office has funding to support faculty travel to Professional Conferences.  For more information please find policy number 166.1 in the Faculty Policies and Procedures.


Tenure could be a long and difficult process when you don’t know where to start.  Furman’s Policy number 158.4  provides you with basic information to begin your road to the next stage of your career.

Grants and Research Administration

Furman’s Grant and Research Administration website offers information about Sponsored Programs, including but not limited to University and Federal Regulations for Proposal Submissions, Information on Potential Sources of Grants Funding and Information on Proposal Preparation.