Skip navigation

Furman is amazing but sometimes you just have to get off campus. Here’s your weekend cheat sheet for all things Greenville!


If you can’t tell by the exclamation points this is my personal favorite. Almost every Saturday my best pals and I hit up the great outdoors for a little detox. If you’re a Din you have to do these hikes at least once in your four years here at Furman!

Jones’ Gap– If you’re looking for a more strenuous and adventurous Jone’s Gap is the place to go. (Quick Tip: this isn’t a loop trail, you walk in and walk out so be aware of that while you’re walking)


Table Rock- it’s a great place to grab some friends and watch the sunset! Snag some cookies from the Dining Hall and take a quick road trip! (Fun fact: the DH cookies are vegan but are super yummy, I promise!)


Paris Mountain- it’s the closest hike for Furman and it’s a great way to get off campus but not dedicate a whole day to the great outdoors. A quick drive and walk bring you to a lookout over Furman University!


Quality Time with Quality People


Guys I just wanted to say sorry for lying to you earlier… because this is my favorite thing to do! Whether going to a Frat party or chilling in the dorms the weekend is a time to check out and spend time with the amazing people of Furman. Here are some of the fun times that I have had my first semester here at Furman!

Tacky Christmas Sweater party









I know, I know, it’s not that exciting but sometimes it must be done. Explore the coffee shops of downtown Greenville or Travelers Rest and bring a friend along! If you’re addicted to caffeine and are a chronic procrastinator like me then check out my top three Coffee Shops:

Underground Coffee

Leopard Forest

Methodical Coffee

Tandem Creperie


Downtown Greenville is even more amazing if you aren’t studying! The food is top notch and even though the Dining Hall is above par in the grand scheme of Cafeteria food, I highly recommend taking some friends downtown. My go to restaurants are:

LemonGrass Thai (the curry is fantastic)

Sully’s (Get the Whole Grain Lane)

Trio’s (literally anything. It’s all fantastic)


WhistleStop (Shrimp and Grits)


If you come to visit Furman and try any of these let me know! Take a pic and use my hashtag (#paladenney) or tag Furman Admission (@FUAdmission)! Go Dins!!!