Counselor Travel

Every fall, our admission counselors hit the road to meet with prospective students and their families. Our counselors attend college fairs, host admission receptions, and have one-on-one conversations with you. To find out when we’ll be in your area, visit our counselor travel page.


Gradual changes for lasting victories

Test tubes, Bunsen burners, petri dishes, centrifuges, microscopes, safety goggles . . . the stuff of labs for students immersed in summertime undergraduate research or internships in the sciences, right? Not always. Biology major Sonya Joseph chose a different lab—one involving relationships with under resourced children in her hometown of Greenville. Two years into a […]


A golden opportunity

“Go west, young man” is a quaint idea associated with the outdated concept of manifest destiny, but the basic message was the same when Furman art history professor Marie Watkins spoke to Mary Elizabeth Morse ’15 last school year. “So many of our students stay on the east coast or in the South, and I […]


Meet the class of 2018

They come from 36 states and 20 foreign countries.  There are the usual number of valedictorians, student body presidents and homecoming queens, but there is also a belly dance teacher, a kite maker, a private pilot, and a Rubik’s Cube whiz. Meet Furman’s class of 2018. Of the 762 students, 26 percent come from South Carolina, while 67 percent are from out of state and another seven percent are international students.


An Introduction with Strings Attached

Navitat Zipline Canopy Adventure is only 80 miles from Greenville, S.C., but the treetop-hopping adventure park may as well be on the moon for Furman students once school starts. But school hadn’t started yet last month as incoming freshman Sierra Cooper ’18 of South Burlington, Vt., waited for her group’s turn to grip a pulley […]


Math & the Mouse

Kate Causey ’17 has always wanted to pursue a career in mathematics. But she didn’t fully appreciate the number of opportunities in her chosen field until she met the world’s most famous mouse. Causey was one of 12 students to participate in the “Math and the Mouse” May Experience, a three-week course that took the […]


Still beautiful after all these years

Furman University has received yet another accolade for the beauty of its campus. According to “Best College Reviews,” Furman ranked No. 30 among the “100 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America.” To compile the list, nominations were selected based on the schools’ inclusion in dozens of comparable most beautiful lists and a survey of friends and colleagues both in and out of academia. The website said “picturesque natural features such as green spaces, bodies of water and arboretums were the key criteria, as was elegant architecture—and specific buildings and areas were then singled out for their outstanding looks.”


Meet the 2014-15 Furman Fellows

Furman Fellows Class of 2015 Cassie Chee is a Spanish and Political Science major from Clarksburg, New Jersey. Respected for her strong academic talents, contributions to course discussions and her ability to be a team player, Cassie’s dedication to volunteerism and community service have allowed her to serve as a strong liaison between the University […]

Convocation Furman

Furman celebrates beginning of school year with convocation

Furman has a lot to celebrate during the 2014-15 school year. It is the inaugural year for Elizabeth Davis, Furman’s 12th president, and it marks the 50th anniversary of desegregation at the university. The school year officially began Thursday when Davis, who began her presidency on July 1, delivered the address at the university’s fall convocation and Furman awarded honorary degrees to the first two African American women to attend and graduate from the university.


Richardson named Emerging Teacher of the Year

Once a year, Spanish teacher Jessica Richardson ’12 rolls out the red carpet for her students, literally. After viewing the latest couture from Spain on fashion channel Solo Moda, Richardson and her students rearrange their desks at Travelers Rest High School for a little less trendy runway show. “The tackier, the better,” said Richardson, who […]