Academics & Classrooms

All students and employees are required to wear cloth face coverings at all times when in campus buildings unless a specific exception is granted. Cloth face coverings should include at least two layers of fabric that fully cover the nose and mouth, and fit snugly and comfortably against the side of the face.

Classrooms, labs, and studios will be arranged to ensure appropriate physical distancing and other preventative measures. Additionally, there will be designated traffic flow patterns throughout all academic buildings to ensure appropriate hallway densities.

Adjustments to the fall 2020 course listings may be made to ensure that building densities do not exceed established maximums. Academic departments will continue to evaluate course capacities and schedules.

When students or faculty are not able to attend class in person due to illness or Furman’s isolation protocol, they will be able to access courses and course content remotely. The existing strength of Furman’s advising and academic support structures and protocols will be leveraged to support students needing accommodations.

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.