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.)
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.
The university has approved the schedule for Fall 2020.
Health and Safety
All members of the Furman University community will need to do their part to monitor their own health.
Take these precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
We all have shared social responsibilities.
Academics & Classrooms
Our advising and academic support structures and protocols will be leveraged to support students.
Housing & Dining
We offer an educational residential experience rooted in a commitment to a safe and healthy community.
Returning to Work
Furman will take a phased approach to employees resuming on-campus work activities.
How We're Preparing
Our Fall Semester Planning Team has created a plan for the return of in-person instruction.
Prisma Health's Virtual Visits
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