Self-defense Training

Furman Unviersity Police are hosting two self-defense classes February 12th (6 p.m. in the Burgiss Theater) and February 13th (6 p.m. in the Watkins Room).  These classes will cover situational awareness and victim prevention, as well as more advanced behavioral assessment and self-defense techniques.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.  Classes will last approximately 1-hour each night. 

Severe Weather

Furman University Police work closely with the National Weather Service and actively monitor the weather forecast for severe weather and provides regular updates.  Students receive text and email alerts in emergency situations. 

For up-to-date weather informaiton, check the National Weather Service website for your location, and follow Furman University on Twitter and Facebook.

New Pedestrian Friendly Zone

Recent improvements were made to Milford Mall and the Library Circle (Sterling Circle) to improve pedestrian safety.  Milford Mall was renovated with the installation of pavers and bollards at the entrance to Furman Mall, preventing normal vehicular traffic from entering this heavily pedestrian trafficked area.  Bicycles and golf carts are still allowed in this area.   New sidewalks have also been added across Furman Mall to improve pedestrian access to Milford Mall from the parking lots just north and south of the Chapel.

In addition, a traffic gate has been added on the road that leads to Sterling Circle from the Trone Student Center.  This gate will be used to control vehicular access to this area of campus.  If you need vehicle access to this area of campus for special deliveries or events, please complete form linked below and return it to the Furman Police Department via email to  Once your form has been submitted, someone from the Furman University Police Department will contact you regarding your request.  

Our goal is to provide a safer environment for pedestrians and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we implement these changes.

Access to Lbrary Circle Request Form.pdfAccess to Lbrary Circle Request Form.pdf


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