May Experience Frequently Asked Questions for Students
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Dining Hall Hours During May X
May 8 - May 29
Breakfast 7:30am - 9:00am
Lunch 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Saturday & Sunday
Wednesday, May 29 (Last Day of May X)
Breakfast 7:30am - 9:00am
Lunch 11:30am - 1:00pm
Student Health Services Hours During May X
Monday - Friday from 9am- 1pm
What is the May Experience?
- An optional three-week term following spring commencement
- An assortment of engaging academic experiences that allow faculty and students to explore topics of mutual interest
- A new part of Furman's academic program that offers courses unique in content, class activities, and scheduling
- Not courses offered during the Fall or Spring terms
- Not course that fulfill Core and Global Awareness Requirements
- Not courses required for a major
- Not independent studies
- An opportunity to earn two credits and, for some course, to earn concentration credit or take an elective in a major
- A chance to participate in a shorter study away experience – domestic or international – than is possible during the Fall and Spring terms
- An opportunity to pursue instruction in research methods before a summer research project
What are the costs involved for May Experience?
Like many programs at Furman, May Experience is an enrichment opportunity available to all students and thus covered under the comprehensive tuition fee for full-time students. We anticipate that a substantial number of students will participate in the May Experience program at some time during their Furman careers.
- Students participating in study away courses will pay a fee to cover travel costs.
Students are responsible for paying for books and dining services.
Who can register?
Enrollment in May Experience courses is available to all students
admitted as degree-seeking undergraduates at Furman. If you are
interested in enrolling for May Experience, but have not been admitted
to the undergraduate program you must complete a non-degree seeking student application
available from Academic Records.
What courses can I take?
Students may enroll in no more than a single two-credit May Experience
in any given year. Plan now to speak with instructors who will be
leading the experiences and your advisor. Both sources can provide you
with some critical information and some insights into what May
Experience might make sense for your academic goals.
You must also be cleared by your advisor before you can take action
on any enrollment request, electronically or otherwise, for the May
Experience. Remember too, some experiences will require the completion
of pre-requisite courses or may be enrolled on an invitation-only basis.
What do I need to do to register?
All students may use the CAP (Course Adjustment Processing) tools available via the ARMS for students menu
to register for May Experience. Follow the instructions provided on-line to navigate your way through the process.
You may also use paper-based enrollment requests to get yourself
registered for May Experience. In fact, for some experiences (courses
requiring instructor or department permission) this will be the only
acceptable method. If you need or want to use this route, you should
complete the enrollment request in full. Your written request is
important to ensure that we take action on your enrollment exactly as
you instruct. For your convenience, a .pdf version of the enrollment request is available for you to print, complete, and submit.
Where do I register?
Using the CAP tools, you can register from anywhere you can sustain a
connection to ARMS. On the other hand, paper enrollment requests may be
submitted in a variety of ways. You can deliver your request directly to
Academic Records in the Administration Building, Room 004. If you can't
make it to campus, fax or mail your request. Reach us by fax at (864)
294-3551 or mail:
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
When can I register?
Your opportunity to register for May Experience begins Monday, November
29. Students may use the CAP (Course Adjustment Processing) tools to
register through Thursday, March 28. We encourage you to register
between these two dates as seating in courses is on a first-come,
first-serve basis. You should be mindful that courses can be cancelled
for lack of enrollment if we don’t know about your interest. Initial
enrollments requests processed after Thursday, March 28 will be subject
to a $100 late registration fee.
Can I change which May Experience I will participate in once I've already registered?
You can change your May Experience, using CAP (through March 28) or a paper enrollment request
through the second day of the experience. Enrollment in courses is
closed at the end of the second class day. You are permitted to withdraw
from courses through the eighth class day; a "W" mark will be posted on
your permanent academic record indicating your withdrawal.
What about auditing, pass-fail grading and other academic regulations?
You may enroll for a May Experience course on a zero credit basis by
registering as an auditor. You can register to audit courses until the
second class day. Be sure to complete an audit request
if you will avail yourself of this option.
You may also elect a pass-no pass grading option
for a May Experience course that you have already registered,
consistent with the pass-fail policy as stated in the University
Catalog. The deadline for declaring a pass-fail grading option in a
qualifying course is at the conclusion of the eighth class day.
May Experience courses operate on the same academic principles as any
other instruction at Furman. Consequently, the same academic regulations
apply. Please refer to the University Catalog
for more detail.
Link to Academic Records