Happy and Healthy

The campus community defines a university’s character and capacity to perform; and so, a campus can only be as strong as its people. An institution can bolster the strength of its community by promoting initiatives and programs that protect and positively affect the health, safety, and well-being of the campus community. Furman is committed to creating a sustainable living community that supports the long-term health of students, faculty, and staff.

Did You Know?

Furman offers a free four-week course for employees on mindfulness and meditation.  The class explores different mindfulness techniques, discusses personal practice experiences, and enjoys each other’s mindful presence.

There are free outdoor yoga classes for faculty, staff, and students every Friday morning in the summer at the amphitheater.

Furman has an extensive Employee  Wellness Program that provides environmental, social, and individual support to encourage the Furman community to engage in healthy lifestyles that promote optimal well-being. This program focuses on physical, financial, social/community, career, and emotional well-being and is free to faculty and staff.

Employees and students also have free access to the Physical Activity Center and pool.  

The Philosophy department offers a meditation class for students at the Place of Peace, a former Japanese Buddhist temple here on campus.

7-seater conference bike is available for faculty, staff, and students to use for meetings.

What’s Next?

Moving forward we hope to expand our programs and initiatives around wellbeing, including:

  • Increasing the use of our Living Learning Labs like the Place of Peace and Thoreau cabin.
  • Expanding our course offerings for faculty, staff, and students around wellbeing.