The bust of former U.S. Secretary of Education and South Carolina Governor Dick Reilly ’54 is displayed in Johns Hall.

Focused on Fall 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Furman has focused on the health and safety of the campus community while providing a transformative education and advancing our students’ academic goals. On this site, you’ll find details about a phased return to campus, updates about practices and procedures, official communications and the principles guiding us toward a successful Fall 2020. The university will closely monitor the evolving circumstances related to COVID-19, along with rapidly developing scientific knowledge and medical resources, to determine the appropriateness for adjustments and contingencies. (Above photo: The bust of former U.S. Secretary of Education and South Carolina Governor Dick Riley ’54 is displayed in Johns Hall.)

Recent updates

Updated Monday, June 22, 2:30 p.m.

  • In a news story and a campus communication, Furman announced a new website, Furman Focused: Fall 2020, detailing the preparations for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • On June 9, the university announced the Fall 2020 calendar and an Oct. 31 date for commencement for spring and summer 2020 graduates. See this news story for more details.

Fall Calendar

The university has approved the schedule for Fall 2020.

View the fall calendar

Health and Safety

All members of the Furman University community will need to do their part to monitor their own health.

Read our health and safety measures

Healthy Habits

Take these precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Follow the healthy habits

Social Responsibilities

We all have shared social responsibilities.

Learn about your social responsibilities

Academics & Classrooms

Our advising and academic support structures and protocols will be leveraged to support students.

View academics and classrooms information

Housing & Dining

We offer an educational residential experience rooted in a commitment to a safe and healthy community.

Learn about our housing and dining protocols

Returning to Work

Furman will take a phased approach to employees resuming on-campus work activities.

Return to work

How We're Preparing

Our Fall Semester Planning Team has created a plan for the return of in-person instruction.

See how we're preparing

Campus Communications

June 22, 2020

Furman announced a new website, Furman Focused: Fall 2020, detailing the preparations for the Fall 2020 semester.

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June 9, 2020

Fall calendar, commencement date announced

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May 28, 2020

President Davis announces limited library service, admissions tours

Continue Reading >

Furman from Home

While the pandemic is keeping Paladins away from campus, Furman is always home. Read how the Furman Family is handling the pandemic wherever they are.

See their stories

On-campus resources

Off-campus Resources

Prisma Health's Virtual Visits

Prisma Health has made its new Virtual Visits free to anyone seeking care for potential COVID-19. Prisma Health Virtual Visits include a new on-demand video option in addition to the existing online visit option. Use promo code COVID19.

Go to Prisma Health's Virtual Visit