Furman Family Weekend 2018 Schedule 
September 26-30, 2018

Wednesday, September 26

11 a.m.-2 p.m. THE BONHOMIE
Yearbook make-up photos will be taken. Trone Student Center, Downstairs Lobby.

Thursday, September 27

11 a.m.-2 p.m. THE BONHOMIE
Yearbook make-up photos will be taken. Trone Student Center, Downstairs Lobby.​

4:30-6:30 p.m. FURMAN CONNECTIONS
Kick off your Family Weekend activities by joining us at Furman Connections. This annual networking reception provides a friendly space for Furman juniors and seniors to connect with employers and professionals of various careers and industries. Regardless of whether you attend to represent your employer, share your career journey, or to impart professional advice and wisdom, your presence will make a valuable impact on our students! Refreshments and light hors-d'oeuvres provided. Trone Student Center, Watkins Room. Register now.

Friday, September 28

8 a.m.-6 p.m. BARNES & NOBLE AT FURMAN OPEN
Pick up your Starbucks favorite and play board games in our Café! Outfit the entire family in Furman gear. From hoodies to socks, we’ve got you covered!

9 a.m.-5 p.m. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES EXHIBITION
“Furman’s Legacy of Slavery: An Exhibition Based on the Work of the Slavery and Justice Task Force,” Second floor gallery, James B. Duke Library.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. CLASS RING ORDERING
Representatives from Herff Jones will be taking orders for class rings from juniors and seniors. Downstairs, Trone Student Center.

3:30 & 4:30 p.m. TIMMONS PLANETARIUM
Come view the heavens from the comfort of the indoors! The Timmons Planetarium is located in Rinker Hall 253 in the Townes Science Center. Choose from two show times 3:30 or 4:30. For more information contact Dr. David Moffett via e-mail at david.moffett@furman.edu.

4 p.m. “BEHIND THE SCENES IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES.”
In this one-hour program, you can see (and touch!) highlights from Furman's archival and rare book collections, from medieval manuscripts to contemporary artists’ books. Learn how materials are acquired and preserved, and especially how they are being used for teaching and research. Special Collections and Archives, second floor, James B. Duke Library.

7 p.m. WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. SAMFORD
Eugene E. Stone III Stadium. Tickets available at the game.

8 p.m. BAND EXTRAVAGANZA
Under the direction of Professors Jay Bocook, Director of Athletic Bands and Les Hicken, Director of Bands. The concert offers a preview of the band's 2016 field show as well as crowd favorites. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and are available at the door. McAlister Auditorium.

8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. FAMILY OUTDOOR MOVIE
The Goonies! Bring the whole family to this fun movie night. Free to all. Concessions available. Lakeside Amphitheater.

Time TBA VOLLEYBALL – FURMAN VS. ETSU
Alley Gym.Tickets available at the game.

Saturday, September 29

8 a.m. 5K FUN RUN/WALK
A recreational fitness opportunity sponsored by the Young Alumni Council in which everyone can participate. This scenic course around Furman’s campus will begin at the Cherrydale Alumni House. Participants will receive a Fun Run gift. Prizes will be awarded. Registration fee is $25.

8:30 a.m. PARENT/STUDENT GOLF
Golf special for any parents/student that would like to play golf! Parents will pay a reduced rate of $42/player and the student will only pay for their portion of the cart fee ($18.50). Tee times may be made up to 30 days in advance, so please call the golf shop at 864-294-2690 prior to September 21st to sign up. Traditions Grille will be open for business before your tee time or for your convenience, you can place a "call-in" order on the golf course and pick up your food at the turn. Golf shirts with collars (or mock-neck type shirts) are required. Jeans are not allowed. Furman Golf Course.

9-9:45 a.m. A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT’S GUIDE TO FURMAN
This seminar is designed to guide students in grades 10-12 who are interested in attending Furman. An Admission counselor will lead this presentation in the Presentation Room of the Hartness Welcome Center. Program will begin promptly at 9 a.m.

9-9:45 a.m. PATHWAYS TO A SUCCESSFUL SECOND-YEAR EXPERIENCE
The second year presents its own challenges and questions for many students. This program is designed to guide second-year students and their families through the maze of concerns and assist in better defining students' areas of interest, selection of a major, academic success, and personal/social well-being. Brad Harmon, Assistant Dean for the First-Year and Second-Year Experience and Jason Cassidy, Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students. Burgiss Theatre, Trone Student Center.

9-10 a.m. GREEK LIFE INFORMATION SESSION
Is your student interested in Greek life at Furman? Make sure you and your student attend our Greek Life Information Session during Family Weekend. Please join Natalie Brewster, Associate Director of Student Activities for Fraternity and Sorority Life along with representatives from PanHellenic and Interfraternity Council to learn more about the Greek experience. Johns Hall, 101

9 a.m.-1 p.m. CHECK-IN
Pick up football tickets and T-shirts. Daniel Chapel

9 a.m.-5 p.m. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES OPEN HOUSE
Stop by Special Collections and Archives to see historic Furman documents, rare books, and more. Second floor gallery, James B. Duke Library.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES EXHIBITION
“Furman’s Legacy of Slavery: An Exhibition Based on the Work of the Slavery and Justice Task Force,” Second floor gallery, James B. Duke Library.

10-10:45 a.m. THE CENTER FOR ENGAGED LEARNING: RESEARCH, INTERNSHIPS, STUDY AWAY
Faculty/student collaborative research, internships, and study away are three experience-based learning opportunities where students can extend their learning beyond the classroom and participate in real-world projects and cultures. Representatives from each area along with student interns, researchers, and study away participants will discuss the range of experiences available to Furman students, the process for obtaining them, and the opportunity for students to apply for funding. Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center.

10 a.m.-Noon STUDY AWAY FAIR
Explore Furman's engaged learning opportunities at the annual Study Away Fair! From three-week May Experience programs to a semester, summer or a year abroad on a faculty-led, exchange or affiliate program, find the right fit for you. Meet Furman’s study away faculty directors and local representatives from our exchange and affiliate study abroad partners. Stop by the study away information table to learn about scholarship opportunities and application deadlines. Find more information on Furman’s Study Away programs and policies online at http://studyaway.furman.edu. Hill Atrium & Watkins Room, Trone Student Center.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. BARNES & NOBLE AT FURMAN OPEN
First 15 customers will receive a tall coffee from our Barnes & Noble Café. Show your Paladin Pride and pick up your Furman gear in store! We will be raffling off a family favorite: the weather proof blanket!

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. TROLLEY TOURS
Hop aboard the trolley at Daniel Chapel to be given a riding tour of Furman’s campus. This tour will be a fun and comfortable way to see the beauty of the campus.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. CLASS RING ORDERING
Representatives from Herff Jones will be taking class ring orders from juniors and seniors. Downstairs, Trone Student Center.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. MARCHING BAND FAMILY PICNIC
Daniel Music Building. Families of band members are welcome for a picnic. No charge.

11 a.m.–1 p.m. FAMILY TAILGATE
Sponsored by COURTYARD GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN
All Furman Families are invited to enjoy a delicious Bar-B-Que tailgate including pulled pork, chopped chicken, sweet vinegar slaw, smoked baked beans, loaded potato salad, sweet potato crunch, and banana pudding! Tailgate on the Furman Mall (rain location: Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center). Advance tickets $20, Free for children 5 and under. Limited number of tickets available at Check-In $25. Please note: students need a ticket as well.

12 noon-1:30 p.m. ENGAGED LIVING BLOCK PARTY
Engaged Living will be holding its 9th annual block party for Engaged Living students and their families. Greenbelt Community (behind the cabins by the Bell Tower). Lakeside Lounge.

1 p.m. - FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW
Join Dan Scott, The Voice of the Paladins, with special guests, Sir Paladin, and the Furman Cheerleaders adjacent to the Paladin Club Tailgate Zone. Or listen to the show on Fox Sports 1440.

1 p.m. CHAMPIONS WALK FROM PEARCE HORTON FOOTBALL COMPLEX TO PALADIN STADIUM
Line up and cheer as the Paladins exit the locker room in the Pearce Horton Football Complex and head out to Paladin Stadium for pre-game warm-ups. Led by Head Coach Clay Hendrix, the 2017 Furman Football Team will head through the Champions Walk Arch honoring Paladin Champions- Past, Present, and Future down to the field. They’ll be ready to take on Western Carolina and bring home another Southern Conference Championship.

2 p.m. FOOTBALL GAME
Furman vs. Western Carolina. See the registration form to order tickets. All tickets sold will be available on the home side of the stadium. Overflow seats will be on the visitors’ side. Tickets will be distributed at check-in at Daniel Chapel. Please note: students have free admission for the student section. If you would like to guarantee a seat for your student with your family, they will need a ticket as well.

8:15 p.m. 36th ANNUAL STUDENT TALENT SHOWCASE
The talent showcase has long been a highlight of Family Weekend. Bring the whole family to see Furman students exhibit their talents and compete for hundreds of dollars in prizes. Tickets are $10 per person and available in the online parent registration, and General Admission available at the door, McAlister Auditorium. Hosted by the brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Time TBA VOLLEYBALL – FURMAN VS. CHATTANOOGA
Alley Gym. Tickets available at the game.

Sunday, September 30

10 a.m.-3 p.m. BARNES & NOBLE AT FURMAN OPEN

10:30 a.m.-Noon FAREWELL BRUNCH
All Furman Families are invited to enjoy a delicious southern brunch at Soby’s! 207 S. Main Street Greenville, SC 29601. What a great way to end a wonderful weekend! Advance tickets $30. Limited number of tickets available. None available at event. Please note: students need a ticket as well.

2 p.m. WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. CHATTANOOGA
Eugene E. Stone III Stadium. Tickets available at the game.

9 p.m. ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS
Daniel Chapel.

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