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

Furman Focused

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. Here, you’ll find communications and other updates, details on our plans, and the principles that guide us. Our COVID-19 Dashboard and Campus Operational Phases are updated weekly, or more frequently as needed. We will continue to monitor the evolving conditions and adjust as necessary. (Above photo: The bust of former U.S. Secretary of Education and S.C. Governor Dick Riley ’54 is displayed in Johns Hall.)

Furman is operating in the Purple: Basic Precautions phase with modifications to engagement with the external community.

Recent updates

Updated Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 3:23 p.m.

Summer 2021 Planning

Furman’s plans for this summer include classes, camps and conferences.

See our plans
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Fall Planning 2021

See how Furman is planning for the upcoming Fall semester.

See our plans

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
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The Paladin Promise

The Paladin Promise is essential to protecting our health and safety.

Learn about the Paladin Promise

COVID Testing & Vaccinations

Review our robust testing protocols and information regarding vaccinations.

COVID Testing & Vaccinations
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Academics & Classrooms

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

View academics and classrooms information

Event Planning Policies & Guidelines

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
COVID spaced out event
Bell tower in the spring

Campus Life, Activities & Athletics

There are many opportunities for students to engage with each other and continue to their educational pursuits.

View our Activities

Housing, Dining & PAC

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

Learn about our protocols
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Campus Visitors

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

Campus Visitor Updates

How We’re Leading

Our COVID Response Planning Teams have created a plan for the return of in-person instruction again this spring.

See how we're leading
Preparing for the return of students
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Employee Workplace Guidance

Furman will continue to monitor levels of COVID-19 on-campus and in the community and announce updates and changes to employees about the Spring Semester.

Employee Workplace Guidance

Campus Communications

May 12, 2021

May X policies and support services

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April 30, 2021

Furman Focused update: PURPLE Phase

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April 29, 2021

A look back on a year when we rose to the challenge

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On-campus resources

Off-campus Resources

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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