Two sisters pictured with their mom

Family Weekend Schedule 2019

Thursday, September 19

Time Event Location
12 p.m.-2 p.m. Bonhomie Photos. Yearbook make-up photos will be taken. Trone Student Center, Downstairs Lobby

Friday, September 20

Time Event Location
All Day Parent/Student Golf. Golf special for any parents/student that would like to play golf! Parents will pay a reduced rate of $42/player and the student will only pay for their portion of the cart fee ($18.50).  Tee times may be made up to 30 days in advance. Please call the golf shop at 864.294.2690 prior to September 20th to sign up.

Traditions Grille will be open for business before your tee time. For your convenience, you can place a “call-in” order on the golf course and pick up your food at the turn.

Golf shirts with collars (or mock-neck type shirts) are required. Jeans are not allowed.

Furman University Golf Club
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Special Collections & Archives Exhibition. Four Centuries of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies James B. Duke Library, 2nd floor gallery
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Class Ring Ordering. Representatives from Herff Jones will be taking orders for class rings from juniors and seniors. Trone Student Center, Downstairs
3:30 p.m. Timmons Planetarium Show. Come view the heavens from the comfort of the indoors! Choose from two show times 3:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. For more information contact Dr. David Moffett via e-mail at david.moffett@furman.edu. Townes Science Center, Timmons Planetarium, Rinker Hall 253
4 p.m. Behind the Scenes in Special Collections & Archives. In this one-hour program, you can see (and touch!) highlights from Furman’s archival and rare book collections, from medieval manuscripts to contemporary artists’ books. Learn how materials are acquired and preserved, and especially how they are being used for teaching and research. James B. Duke Library, 2nd floor
4:30 p.m. Timmons Planetarium Show. Come view the heavens from the comfort of the indoors! For more information contact Dr. David Moffett via e-mail at david.moffett@furman.edu. Townes Science Center, Timmons Planetarium, Rinker Hall 253
6:00 p.m. Mere Christianity Forum’s Friday Dinner. Come join us at our hospitality house (about 1.2 miles from campus) for a delightful meal, great conversation, and to meet up with other good folks form the Furman community. No cost, just RSVP with number in your family by Wednesday, September 18th to heather@faithreasontomfoolery.org. Vista House, 751 Old Buncombe Road, Travelers Rest
6:30 – 9 p.m. Fiesta Hispaña. This annual event is a collaborative celebration featuring an array of Latin American music, dance and food. The program will feature performances by the NC Brazilian Arts Project, promoting an enriching experience of Brazilian folkloric movement forms such as Samba, Afro-Brazilian Dance, Capoeira, Maculelê, and percussion. Interactive dance and salsa lessons with Rumbao Latin Dance Company and live music featuring North Carolina’s finest salsa band Orquesta Mayor.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Co-Sponsored by Hispanic Outreach and Latinx Awareness and the Center for Inclusive Communities.

Lakeside Amphitheater
8 p.m. Band Extravanza. Under the direction of Jay Bocook, Director of Athletic Bands and Sue Samuels, Director of Bands, the concert offers a preview of the band’s 2019 show music as well as crowd favorites. Tickets are $5 and available in advance from the Daniel Music Office or at the auditorium Box Office that evening. Box office opens at 7pm; doors at 7:20pm. General Admission seating. McAlister Auditorium

Saturday, September 21

Time Event Location
All Day Parent/Student Golf. Golf special for any parents/student that would like to play golf! Parents will pay a reduced rate of $42/player and the student will only pay for their portion of the cart fee ($18.50).  Tee times may be made up to 30 days in advance. Please call the golf shop at 864.294.2690 prior to September 20th to sign up.

Traditions Grille will be open for business before your tee time. For your convenience, you can place a “call-in” order on the golf course and pick up your food at the turn.

Golf shirts with collars (or mock-neck type shirts) are required. Jeans are not allowed.

Furman University Golf Club
8 a.m. 5K Fun Run/Walk. A recreational fitness opportunity sponsored by the Young Alumni Council in which everyone can participate. This scenic course around Furman’s campus will begin at the Lay Physical Activities Center (PAC). Participants will receive a Fun Run gift. Prizes will be awarded. Registration fee is $25. Register online. Lay Physical Activities Center (PAC)
8 a.m. Family Weekend Check-in. Check in for Family Weekend, and pick up t-shirts. Register and purchase t-shirts online. Daniel Chapel
9 – 9:45 a.m. A Prospective Student’s Guide to Furman. This seminar is designed to guide students in grades 10-12 who are interested in attending Furman. An Admissions counselor will lead this presentation, and it will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Hartness Welcome Center, Presentation Room
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Special Collections & Archives Open House. Stop by Special Collections and Archives to see historic Furman documents, rare books, and more! James B. Duke Library, 2nd floor
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Special Collections & Archives Exhibition. Four Centuries of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies James B. Duke Library, 2nd floor
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Pathways to a Successful Second-year Experience. The second year presents its own challenges and questions for many students. This program is designed to guide second-year students and their families through the maze of concerns and assist in better defining students’ areas of interest, selection of a major, academic success, and personal/social well-being.  Brad Harmon, Assistant Dean for the First-Year and Second-Year Experience and Jason Cassidy, Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students. Trone Student Center, Burgiss Theatre
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Trolley Tours. Hop aboard the trolley in front of Daniel Chapel to be given a riding tour of Furman’s campus. This tour will be a fun and comfortable way to see the beauty of the campus. Daniel Chapel
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Engaged Learning Expo Trone Student Center
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Study Away Fair. Join us at Furman’s annual Study Away Fair to learn about upcoming MayX, semester, and summer study away opportunities! Meet the faculty who will be leading study away programs next year, and speak to representatives from our exchange and affiliate study abroad partners to find a study away opportunity that fits your goals and interests.

Find more on Furman’s Study Away programs, scholarships, application deadlines and policies online at http://studyaway.furman.edu.

Trone Student Center, Watkins Room, Watkins Lobby
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Center for Engaged Learning: Research, Internships, Study Away. Faculty/student collaborative research, internships, and study away are three experience-based learning opportunities where students can extend their learning beyond the classroom and participate in real-world projects and cultures. Representatives from each area along with student interns, researchers, and study away participants, will discuss the range of experiences available to Furman students, the process for obtaining them, and the opportunity for students to apply for funding. Trone Student Center, Burgiss Theater
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Research & Internship Poster Presentations. Collaborative research and internships are two main components of Furman’s experience-based learning opportunities. Students will present their reflections on these experiences through poster presentations. This session is a drop-in and allows for rich dialogue with the students. Trone Student Center, Gallery Walk, Upstairs
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Class Ring Ordering. Representatives from Herff Jones will be taking orders for class rings from juniors and seniors. Trone Student Center, Downstairs
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Marching Band Family Picnic. Families of band members are welcome for a picnic. No charge. Daniel Music Building
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Family Tailgate. All Furman families are invited to enjoy a delicious Bar-B-Que tailgate including pulled pork, chopped chicken, sweet vinegar slaw, smoked baked beans, loaded potato salad, sweet potato crunch, and banana pudding! Tailgate on the Furman Mall (rain location: Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center).

Advance tickets are $20, free for children 5 and under. There are a limited number of tickets available on site for $25. Please note: Furman students need a tailgate ticket as well. Purchase tickets online.

Furman Mall
12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Engaged Living Block Party. Engaged Living will be holding its 9th annual block party for Engaged Living students and their families in the Lakeside Lounge. Lakeside Residence Hall, Lounge
12 p.m. Football Pre-game Show. Join Dan Scott, The Voice of the Paladins, with special guests, Sir Paladin, and the Furman Cheerleaders. You can also listen to the show on Fox Sports 1440. Adjacent to the Paladin Club Tailgate Zone
12 p.m. Champions Walk to Paladin Stadium. Line up and cheer as the Paladins exit the locker room in the Pearce Horton Football Complex and head out to Paladin Stadium for pre-game warm-ups.

Led by Head Coach Clay Hendrix, the 2019 Furman Football Team will head through the Champions Walk Arch honoring Paladin Champions- Past, Present, and Future down to the field. They’ll be ready to take on Mercer and bring home another Southern Conference Championship.

From Pearce Horton Football Complex to Paladin Stadium
1 p.m. Football Game. Furman vs. Mercer. All tickets sold will be available on the home side of the stadium. Overflow seats will be on the visitors’ side. Tickets will be distributed at Will Call at Paladin Stadium. Please note: Furman students have free admission for the student section. If you would like to guarantee a seat for your student with your family, they will need a ticket as well. Purchase tickets online. Paladin Stadium
7 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. USC Upstate Tickets available at the game. Eugene E. Stone, III Stadium
7 p.m. Annual Student Talent Showcase. The talent showcase has long been a highlight of Family Weekend. Bring the whole family to see Furman students exhibit their talents and compete for hundreds of dollars in prizes. Tickets are $10 per person via online registration, and General Admission tickets will be available at the door. Hosted by the brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Purchase tickets online. McAlister Auditorium

Sunday, September 22

Time Event Location
All Day Parent/Student Golf. Golf special for any parents/student that would like to play golf! Parents will pay a reduced rate of $42/player and the student will only pay for their portion of the cart fee ($18.50).  Tee times may be made up to 30 days in advance. Please call the golf shop at 864.294.2690 prior to September 20th to sign up.

Traditions Grille will be open for business before your tee time. For your convenience, you can place a “call-in” order on the golf course and pick up your food at the turn.

Golf shirts with collars (or mock-neck type shirts) are required. Jeans are not allowed.

Furman University Golf Club
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Farewell Brunch. All Furman families are invited to enjoy a delicious southern brunch at Monkey Wrench! What a great way to end a wonderful weekend! Advance tickets $30. A limited number of tickets available. None available at the event. Please note: Furman students need a ticket as well. Purchase tickets online. Monkey Wrench
21 S. Main Street
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
2 p.m. Volleyball vs. NC State. Tickets available at the game. Alley Gym
9 p.m. Roman Catholic Mass Daniel Memorial Chapel