The planning of large events at Furman for the fall semester will be limited. Most traditional major campus events will be reimagined as virtual opportunities for our internal and external communities to participate. If allowed, concerts and other performances will have significant attendance limitations, giving priority to students.
These guidelines for events (indoors and outdoors) larger than 30 people have been developed by the Public Health and Safety Advisory Group and approved by the Fall Planning Steering Committee. Events of 30 or less do not need special approval but must follow all of the Health and Safety Guidelines for the campus.
Until further notice, there should not be any indoor events with attendance larger than 30 in a singular space. The university continues to monitor the health metrics in Greenville and on campus to determine when indoor events larger than 30 will be allowed.
Approved gatherings of more than 30 must address the following questions in the planning process. Until further notice, the planning process below should be followed for outdoor events larger than 30.
Developed by Furman’s Public Health and Safety Advisory Group and approved by the Fall Planning Steering Committee
The Southern Conference announced on Aug. 13 that it made the difficult decision to postpone fall sports, including for Furman Athletics. Please see this news release for more information.
On Oct. 15, Furman Athletics shared this update regarding fall scrimmages and competitions, spring sports and other campus activities for Homecoming.
Opening Convocation will not take place in the traditional way on the day before classes start. See this message from President Elizabeth Davis welcoming the newest members of the Furman Family and those returning to the Furman experience.
Each Fall we invite you to experience our campus. This year, we can’t be together, but that won’t stop us from being connected. Please join us for Furman University’s Virtual Family Connect, a weeklong (September 21-26) way for families to learn about their student’s home away from home. Participate in daily online lunch and learn sessions, hear from President Davis, and enjoy a virtual 5K Fun Run.
The Commencement ceremony for spring and summer 2020 graduates, which had been planned for October 31, has been canceled due to ongoing health and safety concerns and travel issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Furman will survey 2020 graduates to get their thoughts on an event or recognition that will be most meaningful to them as the university seeks other ways to honor their accomplishments. Please read this Sept. 30 communication for more information.
Furman University announced that it will hold a variety of in-person events for students living on campus and commuting, and many virtual events for the broader Furman community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.