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

Furman Focused: Fall 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic, Furman has focused on the health and safety of the campus community while continuing to advance our students’ academic goals. On this site, you’ll find details about our plans to return to campus, communications and other updates, and the principles guiding us toward a successful Fall 2020. The university will continue to monitor the evolving circumstances of the pandemic and adjust plans as necessary. (Photo: The bust of former U.S. Secretary of Education and S.C. Governor Dick Riley ’54 is displayed in Johns Hall.)

Recent updates

Updated Friday, August 7, 10:15 a.m.

Furman Bell Tower

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
Wear a mask

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
Social Distance 6 feet
Desks separated 6 feet apart

Academics & Classrooms

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

View academics and classrooms information

Campus Life & Activities

Although the student experience will look a bit different this Fall, there will be many opportunities for students to engage with each other and continue to their educational pursuits.

View our Activities
Furman Housing

Housing, Dining & PAC

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

Learn about our protocols and phased return to campus

Major Campus Events

We are reimagining events at Furman. Many traditional campus events will be virtual and others will have attendance limitations.

Read the latest policies and guidelines

Campus Visitors

Furman is limiting access to campus to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff.

Campus Visitor Updates

Returning to Work

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

Return to work
Bell tower from afar, view of lake in fall
Preparing for the return of students

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

Housing and Phased Return Frequently Asked Questions

View the answers to the most often asked questions related to housing and the phased return to campus.

Read the Housing and Phased Return FAQ

Health and Safety Frequently Asked Questions

View the answers to the most often asked questions related to health and safety.

Read the Health and Safety FAQ
Statue waring a mask

Campus Communications

August 5, 2020

Required health and safety training, housing forms

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July 31, 2020

Important fall semester updates

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July 29, 2020

Fall semester town halls scheduled for Aug. 3, 4, 5

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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