The planning of events at Furman for the spring semester will continue to be limited. However, students and employees can plan and organize gatherings and events following the guidelines and adhering to the policies outlined below.
These guidelines for events (indoors and outdoors) have been developed by the Public Health and Safety Advisory Group. Events with 30 people or less do not need special approval, but must follow all of the Health and Safety Guidelines for the campus. However, student organizations are required to register any in-person events, regardless of size.
The university has identified several locations on campus where indoor and outdoor gatherings and events with attendance larger than 30 in a singular space may be possible with the appropriate approval.
Approved indoor and outdoor gatherings of more than 30 must address the following questions in the planning process.
If you are inviting non-Furman guests to attend or participate in your event, please work with the Office of Student Involvement and Inclusion to obtain permission to do so.
View the building hours and study spaces website to determine who to contact for the space you’d like to reserve. Venue approval should be obtained 14 days in advance of your event. Be sure to communicate your answers to the 13 planning questions in Step 1 when making your request. The indoor venues that can accommodate more than 30 are listed below:
Student organizations are required to register any in-person events, regardless of size, using the following process:
*Note: When completing the “Event Visibility” section, the “Show To” field determines who will be able to view your event listing. The settings are as follows:
University departments who wish to list their event(s) on syncDIN can also use the process above to register an event if you have a syncDIN portal. If you do not have a syncDIN portal, please contact the Office of Student Involvement and Inclusion for further assistance.
Consider how you will communicate this information to your attendees, including event publicity, the syncDIN event listing, social media, and signage at the event. This includes check-in processes, proof of completion of the daily LiveSafe Health Survey, social distancing guidelines, sanitation processes, and any other important information you need to share leading up to the event.
After your event, sanitize all surfaces, props or items used during the event, and your hands. Be sure to have some sanitization wipes ready to go for your clean-up crew. If you think you will need assistance with post-event clean up, please contact the Office of Student Involvement and Inclusion or Facilities Services.
In case contact tracing needs to be initiated, having access to a guest list will help contact tracers get in touch with the appropriate attendees for quarantine or isolation, if necessary. Hold onto your lists for at least two weeks.
For any assistance with event planning, please contact the Office of Student Involvement and Inclusion.
The Commencement Ceremony for the 2021 graduates is planned for Saturday, May 8, 2021.
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 email@example.com.