Fuel Furman Launches

When it comes to raising funds that support Furman students, every dollar counts. FUEL Furman is a crowd-funding platform organized by the Office of Annual Giving and the Student Government Association that gives our alumni the opportunity to fund student projects that will positively impact the Furman community. Through support based on micro-philanthropy principles (similar […]


Charles Townes ’35, beloved scientist, teacher and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 99

Charles Townes, a Nobel Prize winning scientist, Greenville native and a 1935 graduate of Furman University, died today. He was 99. Arguably Greenville’s most illustrious citizen, Dr. Townes received the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his pioneering work in the development of the maser and laser.

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PHOKUS presents “Mental Health Week”

Furman University’s PHOKUS, Promoting Healthy Options through Knowledge, Understanding & Service, will present a week-long program addressing mental illness beginning Monday, Jan. 26. “Mental Health Week” includes CLP speaker engagements and panel discussions, a relaxation day, and an off-Broadway sketch (CLP).


Furman has built one of the nation’s top mock trial programs

So far this fall, the Furman mock trial team has participated in tournaments in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Durham, Elon, Irvine, and Philadelphia. The extensive travel and countless hours of participation pay off for Furman Mock Trial, an extraordinarily popular program. With 18 straight bids to the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship Tournament, Furman Mock Trial has […]

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A Homecoming proposal

It has been said that many Furman students end up marrying each other, whether they graduate college together or find their way back to each other years later. Furman Homecoming was extra sweet for one couple this year- not only did they reunite with some of their fellow graduates, they also got engaged! David Ellington and Ashlyn Ayres, both Furman graduates from the class of 2013 began their relationship between the Furman gates: a place where traditions were created and a future was made.


For the love of the game

  So far this fall, the Furman mock trial team has participated in tournaments in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Greensboro, and Philadelphia. And later this month, the team will travel to California and Duke University. The extensive travel and countless hours of participation pay off for Furman Mock Trial, an extraordinarily popular program. With 18 straight […]


Paladins run the show

Fresh off their second straight Southern Conference titles, the Paladin men’s and women’s teams will compete in the Southeast Regional Championships on Nov. 14 in Louisville, Ky. There are nine regional meets, and the top two finishers in each earn automatic bids to the NCAA Championships to be held Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind. Thirteen schools also receive at-large bids.


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.

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Is Europe in trouble?

In Europe, a strong-armed leader, perceiving weakness among Western allies, moves to take over a smaller, weaker country. The economy is stagnant.  Political strife is rampant. Far right political parties promote hatred against minority groups. Sound familiar? “It looks a whole lot like 1926 and 1936,” says political science professor Brent Nelson, Ph.D. Yet it also […]


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 […]