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Friday, September 30
Time Event Location
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Event
Barnes & Noble at Furman. Pick up your Starbucks favorite and play board games in our Café! Outfit the entire family in Furman gear. From hoodies to socks, we’ve got you covered!
Location
Lower Level, Trone Student Center.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Event
Special Collections & Archives Exhibition. “Queer Zines at Furman: Highlights from the New LGBTQ+ Zine and Small Press Collection.”
Location
James B. Duke Library, 2nd floor gallery
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Event
#BleedPurple Blood Drive. Stop by The Blood Connection bus. Donors will receive a $10 e-gift card, and for every blood donation $10 will be donated to the Paladin Scholarship Fund by TBC as part of the #BleedPurple annual campaign. Make your appointment online. Walk-ups also welcome.
Location
Trone Student Center, The Blood Connection Bus
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Event
Class Ring Ordering. Representatives from Herff Jones will be taking orders for class rings from juniors and seniors.
Location
Trone Student Center, Downstairs
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Event
Information Session and Campus Tour. Your visit will include a 30-minute group information session led by an Admissions Counselor, followed by a 90-minute walking and riding tour of Furman’s campus led by one of our Student Ambassadors.
Location
Hartness Admissions Center, Presentation Room
3:00 p.m.
Event
Timmons Planetarium Show. Come view the heavens from the comfort of the indoors! Choose from three show times 3, 4, or 5 p.m. For more information contact Dr. David Moffett via e-mail at david.moffett@furman.edu
Location
Townes Science Center, Timmons Planetarium, Rinker Hall 253
4 p.m.
Event
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.
Location
James B. Duke Library, 2nd floor
4 p.m.
Event
Timmons Planetarium Show. Come view the heavens from the comfort of the indoors! Choose from three show times 3, 4, or 5 p.m. For more information contact Dr. David Moffett via e-mail at david.moffett@furman.edu
Location
Townes Science Center, Timmons Planetarium, Rinker Hall 253
5 p.m.
Event
Timmons Planetarium Show. Come view the heavens from the comfort of the indoors! Choose from three show times 3, 4, or 5 p.m. For more information contact Dr. David Moffett via e-mail at david.moffett@furman.edu
Location
Townes Science Center, Timmons Planetarium, Rinker Hall 253
6 p.m.
Event
Mere Christianity Forum Cookout at Vista House.  Come join us at the Vista House (located 1.5 miles from campus) for a delicious dinner, yard games, and fellowship with other Furman students and their families! Hosted by Mere Christianity Forum, a student religious organization. No cost; please RSVP by Wednesday, September 28th by emailing heather.wynn@furman.edu.
Location
751 Old Buncombe Road Travelers Rest, SC 29690
7:30 p.m.
Event
Band Extravaganza. Under the direction of Sue Samuels, Director of Bands, the concert offers a preview of the band’s 2022 show music as well as crowd favorites. Free Admission. Band Spirit Wear available for purchase! General Admission seating.
Location
McAlister Auditorium
All Day
Event
CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER - Parent/Student Golf.Tee times may be made up to 14 days in advance. Please call the golf shop at 864-294-2690 for reservations.
Location
Closed
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Saturday, October 1
Time Event Location
8 a.m.
Event
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER - 5K Fun Run/Walk. A recreational fitness opportunity sponsored by the Furman Alumni Association in which everyone can participate. This scenic course around Furman’s campus will begin at the Lakeside Amphitheater. Participants will receive a Fun Run gift. Prizes will be awarded. Registration fee is $25.
Location
Cancelled
9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Event
Fraternity & Sorority Life Information Session. Is your student interested in Fraternity & Sorority Life at Furman? Parents and families are invited to attend an information session to learn more about fraternity and sorority recruitment and membership opportunities.
Location
Trone Student Center, Room 208
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Event
Special Collections & Archives Open House. Stop by Special Collections and Archives to see historic Furman documents, rare books, and more!
Location
James B. Duke Library, 2nd floor
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Event
Special Collections & Archives Exhibition. “Queer Zines at Furman: Highlights from the New LGBTQ+ Zine and Small Press Collection.”
Location
James B. Duke Library, 2nd floor
9 a.m.-9:45 a.m
Event
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.
Location
Trone Student Center, Burgiss Theater
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Event
Engaged Learning Expo
Location
Trone Student Center
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Event
Study Away Fair. Join us at Furman’s annual Study Away Fair to learn about upcoming Study Away opportunities during MayX 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024. Connect with the Furman faculty members leading the programs and sign up to receive more information about programs that interest you. Find more on Furman’s Study Away programs, scholarships, application deadlines, and policies online at studyaway.furman.edu.
Location
Trone Student Center, Watkins Room, Watkins Lobby
9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Event
Barnes & Noble at Furman Open. First 15 customers will receive a tall coffee from our Barnes & Noble Café. Shop Furman family favorites like our Nike apparel, Tervis Tumblers, Frosty Fleece Blankets, and so much more!
Location
Lower Level, Trone Student Center
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Event
Family Weekend T-shirts. Super soft t-shirts with an exclusive Furman Family Weekend design. Sizes Small – XXLarge available for purchase, $15. Purchase your Family Weekend t-shirt at Younts Conference Center Lobby. There are a limited number of t-shirts available on site for $20.
Location
Younts Conference Center Lobby
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Event
Class Ring Ordering. Representatives from Herff Jones will be taking orders for class rings from juniors and seniors.
Location
Trone Student Center, Downstairs
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Event
Center for Engaged Learning Panel: Research, Internships, Study Away. Faculty/student collaborative research, internships, and study away are three experience-based learning opportunities that allow students to apply what they learn in the classroom and gain skills valued by employers and graduate/professional schools. 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.
Location
Trone Student Center, Burgiss Theater
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Event
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.
Location
Trone Student Center, Gallery Walk, Upstairs
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Event
Furman's Four Institutes: Student Experiences and Opportunities. Meet the leaders that are preparing students to drive change in their communities through unmatched opportunities! In attendance will be: The Riley Institute; The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities; Institute for the Advancement of Community Health (IACH); The Hill Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E).
Location
Trone Student Center, Lower Level near Bookstore and P2X
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Event
Marching Band Family Picnic. Families of band members are welcome for a picnic. No charge.
Location
Daniel Music Building
11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
Event
Family Tailgate BBQ. 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 inside 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.
Location
Younts Conference Center
12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Event
Engaged Living Block Party. Engaged Living will be holding its 10th annual block party for Engaged Living students and their families in the Judson Lake Level Lounge.
Location
Clark Murphy Complex, Lounge
1 p.m.
Event
Football Pre-game Show. Join Dan Scott, The Voice of the Paladins, with special guests, Sir Paladin, and the Furman Cheerleaders.
Location
Adjacent to the Paladin Club Tailgate Zone

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1 p.m.
Event
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 2022 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 Samford and bring home another Southern Conference Championship.
Location
From Pearce Horton Football Complex to Paladin Stadium
2 p.m.
Event
Football Game. Furman vs. Samford. All tickets sold will be available on the home side of the stadium. Overflow seats will be on the visitors’ side. 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.
Location
Paladin Stadium
8 p.m.
Event
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER - 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 ticket sales, and General Admission tickets will be available at the door. Hosted by the brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Location
Cancelled
All Day
Event
Parent/Student Golf. Tee times may be made up to 14 days in advance. Please call the golf shop at 864-294-2690 for reservations.
Location
Golf Course
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Sunday, October 2
Time Event Location
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Event
SOLD OUT - Farewell Brunch. All Furman families are invited to enjoy a delicious southern brunch at Topsoil Kitchen & Market! This farm-to-table, local spot was recently featured in Southern Living. What a great way to end a wonderful weekend! Ticket price includes brunch buffet, coffee, tea, water, tax, and gratuity. Cash bar available. Advance tickets $30. Limited number of tickets available. None available at the event. Please note: students need a ticket as well.
Location
Topsoil Kitchen & Market 13 South Main Street Travelers Rest, SC 29690
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Event
Barnes & Noble at Furman Open.
Location
Trone Student Center
11 a.m.
Event
World Communion Sunday Worship. Join us for an ecumenical service of Scripture, Songs, and Communion as we join with people all over the world to celebrate World Communion Sunday. Our preacher will be Rev. Dr. Matt Rollins (’97), Pastor of Community Engagement at First Baptist Church in Greenville, SC and proud Furman parent. All are welcome!
Location
Daniel Chapel
All Day
Event
Parent/Student Golf. Tee times may be made up to 14 days in advance. Please call the golf shop at 864-294-2690 for reservations.
Location
Golf Course