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Fall Calendar

The university has approved the following schedule for Fall 2020. The schedule will provide the same number of instructional days as a typical semester. Classes are scheduled for Labor Day and during the normally scheduled fall break. Students will not return to campus after Thanksgiving and will complete final exams remotely. Some events may be postponed or reorganized to allow for social distancing and other health and safety measures. As conditions change, the calendar may be adjusted accordingly. See the complete university calendar.

Fall 2020 Calendar


Event Date
Housing opens for new students (arrival times will be assigned), Dining meal plans begin with lunch August 12
Housing opensĀ for returning 4th-and 5th year students (arrival times to be assigned) August 15-17
Classes begin August 18
Labor Day: Classes in session September 7
Housing opens for returning 2nd-and 3rd-year students (arrival times to be assigned) September 11-13
Virtual Family Connect September 21-26
Commencement Events for Class of 2020 October 31
Last day of classes; end of in-person instruction November 20
Campus housing closes at 5 p.m.; Dining Hall meal service ends with lunch November 21
No classes November 23-24
Thanksgiving Holiday November 25-27
Virtual study days November 30-December 1
Final exams (remotely administered) December 2-9

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. For general questions about the fall semester, please email furman.focused@furman.edu.