Congratulations on your decision to attend Furman University and welcome to the Paladin family! We are so excited that you will be joining us at Furman this fall!
We hope that you have had a chance to look through the New Students website, the portal to all things pertinent to the Class of 2022. This site is a comprehensive collection of the key elements typically of concern to incoming new students. It was designed to be a “one stop shop” to find the answer to the questions you might have about what to expect prior to and upon your arrival on campus.
You will also receive regular emails that will highlight information found on the New Students site. The messages are intended to draw your attention to a wide variety of opportunities available for incoming students. They will also provide details for a number of requirements you must complete before you arrive on campus, such as housing assignments, medical forms, and online placement exams. We have provided easily accessible checklists on this site to assist you in completing these tasks. We’ve highlighted a few of these tasks below to help you get started!
As a new member of the Furman student body, we want to make sure you get off to a rousing start, and that begins with Summer Orientation. The primary purpose of “Summer O” is to begin your academic preparation and get an intense crash course on what academics at Furman are all about. You will stay on campus for an overnight experience and meet with academic advisors as you begin thinking about fall classes. Separate sessions are planned for your parents and family, to ensure they get their questions answered as well. For more information and to register, please refer to the Summer Orientation website. The deadline to register for Summer Orientation is May 31 and sessions will fill up, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible!
In addition to Summer O, Furman offers several optional summer programs developed to help you explore your interests, build friendships, prepare for Furman, and have some fun:
- Apply to be a Summer Connections scholar. Spend a week on campus exploring vocation through personal reflection, creative expression, faith, and service-learning in the community.
- Introduce yourself to classmates and have a blast in the great outdoors on one of five trips in the Paladin Outdoor Program. These “P.O.P.” trips take place immediately before Fall Orientation in August. Whether it’s rafting the Nantahala River, hiking in the mountains, sea kayaking in Charleston, or spending three days on a service project in Greenville; these experiences are designed for all skill and interest levels.
New Student Advising Survey
Your academic success at Furman begins with the assignment of an academic advisor who will get to know your interests and educational goals, and will work with you to offer advice regarding course selection and your intended degree. Complete and submit your New Student Advising Survey by Monday, June 4.
The information you provide in this survey will help Furman assign you an initial academic advisor and will help your advisor work with you as a new student. Your advisor, who will be a member of the Furman faculty or staff, wants to know more about your interests so take a moment and tell us about yourself. Your answers will be used solely for advising purposes and will be shared only with those assigned to support your academic progress. Please answer these questions candidly so that your advisor will have accurate information about your current interests and future goals.
You should need no more than 10 minutes to complete the survey. In order to access the survey, you will need to use your Furman ID number and IT credentials.
Housing preferences must be submitted no later than 11:59pm Sunday, June 17. Review of applications will not begin until June 18, so there is no need to rush to submit your information.
The New Student Housing Preference Form allows Housing and Residence Life to gain a solid picture of your living preferences. These questions have been identified as key parameters for establishing an intentional living environment. At Furman University, we support inclusive and healthy community building. For this reason, please note that we do not accept roommate requests during the new student housing assignment process.
To submit your preferences login to your Housing Self-Service Portal using your Furman username and password.
Once you are logged in:
- Scroll across the top ribbon and select the “Application” drop down menu
- Click on “New Student Housing Preference Form 2018”
- Read the 2018-2019 Housing agreement and electronically sign at the bottom
- Click “Continue”
- Answer the Housing Preference Questions
- Click “Continue”
- You will receive a confirmation message to your Furman email account
- You can update your preferences at any time prior to 11:59pm on June 17 by going back to the Application form
To learn about our residential spaces, please visit the Housing & Residence Life website.
Assignments and roommate information will be viewable in your Housing Self-Service Portal beginning July 2.
The fall move-in date and time for new students is 9:00am on Friday, August 24. We’ll send you additional information about that day’s schedule of activities a bit later in the summer.
Medical and Immunization Records
Log into the Furman Patient Portal using your Furman username and password. Please follow the detailed instructions for required immunizations, health history form, TB screening form and insurance information.
The due date to complete this information is Friday, June 15. If you need assistance, please visit the Student Health Services website or contact them at 864-294-2180.
If you have questions about these items or anything at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.