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Orientation

Whether you’re coming to Furman for our rigorous academics, undergraduate research opportunities or fine arts programs, our goal is to ensure that your first year is a success. That’s why we have a created a two-pronged orientation program to make the transition to college as smooth as possible.

Furman offers a hybrid approach to acclimating students to academics and college life—Summer Orientation and Fall Orientation. Summer Orientation focuses on the nuts and bolts of class selection, while Fall Orientation introduces students to the Furman experience. Together, these orientation sessions will help you adapt to life on our campus.

Discover how we’re going to prepare you for the next four years.

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Summer Orientation

Learn about academics at Furman and additional "Summer O" activities.

Participate in summer orientation

Fall Orientation

Learn what it means to be a Paladin.

Attend fall orientation
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Orientation Events

12 Aug

New Student Move-In Day

New students will move-in on Wednesday, August 12. More information about the schedule for this day, including a window of time for your student to move-in, will be available soon.

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13 Aug

Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation is an experience that you’ll never forget. This mandatory session gives students a starting point in how to interact with others, how to traverse academics, and in many cases, how to deal with living with someone for the first time. Put simply, it...

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