Delayed Return to Campus FAQs

This page addresses common questions related to delaying your return to campus, including who to notify, COVID-19 testing, and refunds.

Who should students notify if they choose to delay their return to campus?

Students who plan to delay their return to campus only until the weekend of January 23-24, may do so in your Housing Self-Service Portal. Select the Delayed Return form under Forms and Applications in the menu (click on the three bars at the top to see the menu).

Students who plan to delay their return to campus past January 24 and temporarily take classes remotely, should also notify the Academic Deans office (academic.deans@furman.edu).

Do students who delay their return to campus need to provide a negative COVID-19 test before returning?

Yes, students who choose to delay their return to campus, should also delay their pre-arrival COVID-19 test. Students must provide a documented negative result to the Earle Student Health Center from a test taken within 5 days of their return to campus.

Do students who delay their return to campus have to operate in low-to-no contact for a week upon their return?

Only if the low-to-no contact restriction is still in effect for the campus community when they return to campus. Again, students arriving later must provide a negative COVID-19 test result. These students will also be required to participate in the weekly campus surveillance testing.

Will students who delay their return to campus be refunded room and board for the week(s) they are not on campus?

No, since housing and dining will be open and available for students.

Can students change their status from living on campus or commuting to being a remote learner?

Yes, students must submit that request to HousingandResidenceLife@furman.edu no later than January 14. Room and board fees already paid will be refunded.