Employee Perks and Discounts

Furman provides a number of perks and discounts to employees.  Please see below for on-campus and off-campus opportunities.

On-Campus Opportunities

University Bookstore

Located in the University Center, the Bookstore offers a 10% discount to employees on gifts, insignia merchandise (clothing, etc.) and trade books.  A 30% discount is offered on purchases of gifts and insignia merchandise during the month of the employee’s birthday.  Furman ID must be shown to receive these discounts.

Career Services

The Career Services Office will assist staff members who are interested in promotion or transfer by assisting with writing resumes and discussing job search strategies. Career Services professionals are trained to administer the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for staff members who would like to take these vocational assessment inventories. For a small fee, the Myers-Briggs can be administered to departments for staff development. For more information, call Career Services at 294-2106.

Office of Spiritual Life

The Office of Spiritual Life offers pastoral care and counseling to Furman employees and their family members. The Chaplains assist with individual and family concerns, hospital visitations and perform services for funerals and weddings. The Office of Spiritual Life also counsels and consults with ministers and social service agencies in the larger community and can assist with referrals. For more information, call 294-2138.

Charles E. Daniel Dining Hall

The Dining Hall, which serves cafeteria style meals three times daily, has a faculty/staff dining room which is available to employees and their families. You may also dine in the main dining hall for a reasonable price and join the students in the “food court” selections.

Counseling Office

The Counseling Office works primarily with students. However, the counselors will be available to consult with employees and then refer them to an outside resource or agency. Call 294-3031 for more information.

Employee On-Site Clinic

At Furman University, we believe you are our greatest asset, and that is why one of our main goals is maintaining an environment where you are provided the tools and support needed to make healthy lifestyle choices. To help you in this important effort, we have partnered with Prisma Health to operate our Employee On-Site Clinic located next door to the Human Resources Department at 5013 Old Buncombe Rd (next door to the neighborhood Walmart).


Furman Sporting Events

All Furman employees and their immediate family may attend by showing their ID card for on-campus sporting events on game days (be sure to stop by Human Resources prior to game day for a sticker on the ID card).  Discounted season tickets are also available to full-time employees for football and basketball games.

Furman Golf Course

Furman University has an 18 hole golf course which is available to employees at nominal charges.

Furman Lake

The Furman lake is available to employees and their families for picnicking.

James B. Duke Library

Employees of Furman and their families may use the Furman Library for checking out books, studying, or leisurely reading. For more information, call the library at 864.294.2190

Pala-Den Food Court

The Pala-Den Food Court, includes various food options including Chick-Fil-A, and Moe’s Southwest Grill as well as sandwiches, soft drinks, snack foods, etc. As the first cyber-cafe on Furman’s campus, the Tower Cafe features all of your Starbucks favorites as well as baked pastries and desserts.

Physical Activity Center

The Herman W. Lay Physical Activities Center (PAC) is available for employees and their families. Identification cards for family members may be obtained from the PAC office. The PAC has an Olympic-size swimming pool, exercise equipment, two gymnasiums, a dance studio, human performance labs, weight rooms, racquetball courts and many other physical fitness facilities. The Fitness Center Assistants are available to assist you with the PAC’s equipment in the design of a personalized exercise program. To schedule an appointment for a consultation, call 864.294.3581.

The Sportsmedicine Center

The Sportsmedicine Center is an outpatient rehab facility operated in partnership with the Bon Secours St. Francis Therapy network.  The Center is available to employees and their families, as well as the public. The Sportmedicine Center utilizes professionals in the fields of sports medicine and physical therapy to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.  Fees can be filed with your insurance carrier.  The Center is recognized as a provider with the employee health plan.  To schedule an appointment call 864.294.2130.

Theatre and Musical Productions

Furman employees receive discounts for theater productions and musical concerts presented periodically throughout the year. During the summer months, the Lakeside Concert Band performs by the lake one night a week at no cost.

Wellness Program

Furman University sponsors programs throughout the year to promote a healthy lifestyle among its employees. Programs include physical fitness, nutrition, health screenings, flu shots, etc. and are either free or available at a nominal cost to employees. Wellness programs are announced through newsletters distributed on campus and on the university calendar.

Off-Campus Services

Campus Conduct Hotline

The Campus Conduct Hotline helps eliminate and defend against unsafe and unethical activities, giving faculty, staff, and students a simple, anonymous way to alert administrators of unsafe or unethical behavior.

To use the Campus Conduct Hotline, please click here or call 866.943.5787.

Employee Assistance Program

As a benefit for faculty and staff, Furman offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The program includes counseling services, referrals and resources for work-life needs, as well as legal and financial information. Our  provider Unum, has outsourced this benefit to Health Advocate for 2020. Complimentary counseling services have been increased to six sessions per individual.  The services are free, confidential, and available for employees and their families. For additional information call 866.799.2485 or download the PDF.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Furman University has partnered with Savi and TIAA to give you access to a solution that helps reduce your monthly loan payment and easily navigate through Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).  The average annual student debt savings is $1,880.  If you are interested, please visit this link.

Upcountry History Museum

Furman employees may purchase admission to the Upcountry History Museum exhibits and events at a rate reduction of 50%. (This reduction does not apply to UHM ticketed events that cost $20.00 or more.) May purchase an annual individual or family membership at a rate reduction of 50%.  Must present Furman ID to the associate at the front desk of the museum.

Biltmore Estate

Biltmore is delighted to offer faculty, staff and alumni of Furman University special discounts on estate admission tickets. Biltmore is a unique 8,000-acre estate nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. We’re the perfect destination for an overnight getaway or a day trip. Start planning your visit today!

Working Advantage

Furman University employees are now eligible to take advantage of discounts and special offers for theme parks and attractions nationwide including the Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios®, Disneyland® Park, Sea World®, Six Flags, Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas and New York City shows and performances, movie tickets and much more! You must use the special Furman Working Advantage.

  • Atlanta Bread Co.
    3203 N. Pleasantburg Drive
    10% Discount
  • Chopsticks Restaurant
    6243 White Horse Rd.
    10% Off Dine-In
  • Leopard Forest Coffee
    27 S. Main St.
    10% Discount
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
    2011 Augusta Rd.
    10% Discount
  • O-CHA Tea Bar
    300 River St.
    10% Discount
  • Pizza House
    310 Poplar St. Ext.
    5% Discount
  • Puerto Vallarta
    3207 N. Pleasantburg Drive
    10% Discount
  • Stax Original
    1704 Poinsett Highway
    10% Discount


  • Master’s Mark Dry Cleaning
    1701 Poinsett Highway
    10% Discount
  • Mast General Store
    111 N Main Street
    20% Off regularly priced Mast Store branded purchases
  • Office Max Retail Connect
    Special FU Pricing
  • Verizon
    Special FU Discount
  • Rental Car Discounts
    Various Agencies and Discounts
Wyndham Hotel Group Discounts

As an associate of Furman University and a member of E and I Cooperative Purchasing you will receive up to 20% off the “Best Available Rate” at participating Wyndham Hotel locations every time you travel. Book online or call and give agent your discount ID number 1000007780 and your institution’s affiliate ID number 001775 at time of booking to receive discount. Learn more about the Wyndham Hotel Group discount.

Corporate Shopping

Corporate Shopping Employee Discounts connect employees to over 250 top national retailers offering incredible employee discounts and private offers. A few popular retailers include:

  • Target
  • Lands’ End
  • Costco
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Orbitz
  • Hotels.com
  • J.Crew
  • Brooks Brothers
  • 1800Flowers
  • ProFlowers
  • Shoes.com
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • HP Employee Purchase Program
  • Dell Member Purchase Program
  • and many more