Greenville Reedy River

Travel Policy & Guidelines

All students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to remain in the South Carolina Upstate area during the Spring semester. University-sponsored travel must be approved. For student groups and organizations, only pre-approved travel will be authorized. Faculty/staff travel should be limited to those trips deemed critical for business and must be approved by a member of the Senior Administrative Team. All approved employee travel must be registered with the appropriate supervisor and include a safety plan. For students or employees who leave campus for an extended time period, a negative COVID test may be required prior to permission to return to campus.     

Leaving Campus

We realize that students will leave campus to work, shop, eat, and have fun.  To minimize the risk to the Furman and Greenville communities as much possible, we ask that students keep the following guidelines and precautions in mind:

  • As much as possible, minimize the number of contact hours with individuals outside the Furman community.
  • As much as possible, minimize the number of off-campus contacts.
  • Maintain small pods of close contacts, and avoid large gatherings, large tables, etc.  Students should not travel in groups larger than eight.
  • Adhere to physical distancing requirements while off campus (i.e., a distance of 6-feet, face coverings worn even in restaurants/bars except when actively eating or drinking).
  • Avoid traveling to off-campus locations in groups. For approved off-campus, in-person experiences such as credit-bearing internships, students should travel alone to their off-campus site.
  • When traveling off campus in vehicles with other students, wear face coverings.
  • Avoid overnight travel.
  • Approved commuter students should minimize the number of guests in their parents/caregivers’ home and should not host large gatherings.

Transportation Services

The FUPD campus shuttle still operates with the following protocols:

  • Shuttle driver(s) are required to wear face coverings and enforce physical distancing inside vehicles.
  • Riders are required to wear face coverings
  • Touch surfaces are disinfected daily and as needed during operation:
  • Drivers wipe common touch surfaces during shift
  • The Safe Ride vehicle is cleaned at the beginning of shift at 6 p.m.
  • The Daytime shuttle is disinfected daily.
  • Passenger density adheres to limited or staggered seating
  • The total number of riders is limited by physical distancing

The FUPD weekly shuttle to Wal-Mart operate unders similar guidelines.

The SGA shuttle to downtown Greenville has been suspended until further notice.

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 spring semester, please email