Students on a ride at the carnival

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
Students standing in front of the Ferris wheel during carnival/orientation

Orientation Events

02 Jun

Virtual Academic Pathways Fair

Participating academic departments for June 2: Art; Asian Studies; Biology; Economics; Health Sciences; Mathematics; Modern Languages & Literatures; Physics/Pre-Engineering; Religion; Sociology This is your chance to explore many of the academic opportunities and course options available to first year students. Whether you have an idea...

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03 Jun

Virtual Academic Pathways Fair

Participating academic departments for June 3: Chemistry; Classics; Communication Studies; Education; Humanities; Neuroscience; Politics & International Affairs; Theater Arts; Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies This is your chance to explore many of the academic opportunities and course options available to first year students. Whether you...

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04 Jun

Virtual Academic Pathways Fair

Participating academic departments for June 4: Business & Accounting; Computer Science; Earth & Environmental Sciences; English; History; Military Science; Music; Philosophy; Pre-Law Advising; Psychology This is your chance to explore many of the academic opportunities and course options available to first year students. Whether you...

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