Friday, October 4


8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Classes
Parents are invited to attend classes and meet faculty members in their offices. Students must make prior arrangements with their instructors.

Parent/Student Golf Tournament

Come join the fun at the Furman Golf Club and register for this two-player Captain's Choice event.  The entry fee is $100 per team, which includes green fees, cart fees, and prizes. Tee times can be made up to 30 days in advance so please call the pro shop at 864-294-9090 prior to September 27th 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 course and pick up your food at the turn.  Golf Shirts with collars (or mock turtlenecks) are required.  Jeans are not allowed.  Winners will be announced on Saturday during half-time at the football game.

*Please check with your son/daughter before scheduling tee times to avoid class schedule conflicts.  If you are unable to play in the tournament on Friday, feel free to schedule a tee time for another day so you will not miss an opportunity to play the best course in the Upstate.  
    
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Art exhibit
Creating a Digital Museum: Art and Theatre by Peter Wexler. Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building
    
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Legacy families open house
Drop by your Cherrydale Alumni House, have a cold glass of lemonade, meet the staff, and take a little bit of Furman home with you, on us!
    
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Special collections and archives exhibition
Lyles Alley Collection, Sports at Furman University 1933-1975, James B. Duke Library, second floor.
    
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Welcome Center open
Visit Furman’s Hartness Welcome Center.
    
9 a.m.-6 p.m. University Book Store open
    
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Class ring ordering
Representative from Herff Jones will be taking orders for class rings from juniors and seniors. Upstairs, Trone Student Center.
    
12 noon-5 p.m. Packet pick up/registration
McAlister Auditorium. Register by your student’s class and pick up parent information packets, tickets and T-shirts.
​3 p.m. Baseball practice
Coach Ron Smith welcomes all Furman families to watch practice. Latham Baseball Stadium.
    
3:30 p.m.-5 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.  Shows will cycle every 30 minutes (3:30, 4:00 and 4:30). For more information contact Dr. David Moffett.
    
4 p.m. What's calling you now?
The journey of recreating and renewing our sense of life's purpose never ends.  Join the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection in a presentation and dialogue on the stages of life and your ongoing discernment.  Also, learn how the Center can be a helpful resource to your student during their time at Furman and beyond. Hartness Welcome Center Presentation Room
    
4 p.m. The King of Instruments: Furman's magnificent Hartness organ
Come and enjoy a fascinating demonstration of the magnificent Hartness Pipe Organ in the Charles E. Daniel Chapel, featuring Furman University Professor of Organ Charles Tompkins and Furman organ students. Hear the amazing variety of colors this instrument can produce, and enjoy a short recital with musical works ranging from the floor-rattling splendor of Widor's Toccata to the delicate, ethereal sounds of Song of Peace by Jean Langlais. Step inside the organ case to see close up the pipes, bellows, and other components of this technological and musical marvel - and play a few notes on the King of Instruments yourself!
    
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 2013 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 p.m. Movies at the Trone Zone
Come and watch "Despicable Me 2" at the Trone Student Center! Students and family members just $1 each. Movie will be shown in the Burgiss Theatre. 
10 p.m. Dueling Pianos
You have probably seen the widely popular Dueling Pianos concept performed while on vacation or a night out in the city – well, we are bringing that to Furman!  This interactive musical comedy experience will have you singing, shouting, dancing and laughing!  The energetic and exciting entertainers perform an all request driven show with music ranging from the songs of today, to as far back as your memory can take you.  Join us for a night full of fun music and entertainment!  Watkins Room, Trone Student Center. Tickets are $5.00 and will be sold at the door.

Saturday, October 5


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 $20.
    
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. University Book Store open
    
8:30 a.m.-12 noon Parent pick up/registration
McAlister Auditorium. Register by your student’s class and pick up parent information packets, tickets and T-shirts.
    
9 a.m. Furman ring ceremony
For students and their families who have ordered official Furman University class rings from Herff Jones by July 1. A representative from the Furman Alumni Association will present the rings. Light refreshments will be served. Charles E. Daniel Chapel.
    
​​9 a.m.-11 a.m. Trolley tours
Hop aboard the trolley at McAlister Auditorium 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.

​Furman Men's Rugby vs. Elon
The Furman men's rugby team will take on Elon at Roberts Field. The rugby field is located adjacent to Paladin Stadium.    
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Art exhibit
Creating a Digital Museum: Art and Theatre by Peter Wexler. Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building
    
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Welcome Center open
Visit Furman’s Hartness Welcome Center.
    
9 a.m.-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 admissions counselor will lead this presentation in the Presentation Room of the Hartness Welcome Center. Program will begin promptly at 9a.m.
    
9 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Pathways to a Successful Sophomore Experience
Sophomore 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.  Lesley Quast, Assistant Academic Dean and Jason Cassidy, Assistant Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students.  Burgiss Theater. Trone Student Center.
    
9:45 a.m.-11 a.m. Career Services open house
Career Services provides students with access to resources such as career interest testing, guidance on selecting a major, choosing a career, and job searching. Second Floor, Trone Student Center.
    
10 a.m. Baseball Intersquad scrimmage
Coach Ron Smith welcomes all Furman families to the annual-inter-squad game. Latham Baseball Stadium.
    
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Internships and faculty/student research
Faculty/student collaborative research and internships are two experience-based learning opportunities which students can extend their learning beyond the classroom and work on real-world projects. Tim Fehler and Susan Zeiger from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Internships, along with student interns and researchers, will discuss the range of experiences available to Furman students, the process for obtaining them, and the opportunity for students to apply for summer funding. Thomas Room, Trone Student Center.
    
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Class ring ordering
Representatives from Herff Jones will be taking class ring orders from juniors and seniors. Upstairs, Trone Student Center.
    
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Marching band family picnic
Timmons Arena. Families of band members are welcome for a picnic. No charge.
    
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Greek life preview
Is your student considering membership in a Greek organization at Furman? Student leaders from the fraternity & sorority community will present on the benefits of Greek Life and what makes the Greek community special at Furman, followed by a question & answer session. Find out how to best support your student in their decision to go Greek and what to expect during recruitment in January. Jessica Berkey, Associate Director for Student Activities and Cameron Smith, Assistant Director for Student Organizations & Greek Life will preside. Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center.
    
10 a.m.-12 noon Study away fair and information sessions
Come explore Furman's engaging study away opportunities, from three-week May Experience programs to a semester or a year abroad, and everything in between.  Meet the Study Away Faculty Directors who will be leading upcoming study away courses and find out how to apply.  Attend an information session covering many aspects of study away planning and logistics conducted by Furman’s Study Away Office Staff beginning promptly at 10:00 am and 11:00 am in Watkins Room B, adjacent to the fair.  (Please note that space is limited for the information sessions.)  Find more information on Furman’s Study Away programs and policies online. Watkins Room in the Trone Student Center.
    
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mere Christianity Forum brunch
Mere Christianity Forum's Vista House opens its doors and its kitchen for a morning brunch to all families of MCFers and anyone else interested in learning more about the Forum, the Vista House, or its Christian hospitality. Feel free to drop in or stay a while. RSVP to Amy Canosa at amy.canosa@furman.edu. The Vista House is located a mile off-campus toward Traveler's Rest at 751 Old Buncombe Rd, Traveler’s Rest, SC.
    
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Family brunch
All Furman Parents, students and other family members are invited to enjoy brunch in the Charles E. Daniel Dining Hall. Adults, $9.30; Children ages 6 - 10, $6.50; payable on site. Menu: build your own omelet station, yogurt parfait station, scrambled eggs, fresh pastries, hot brick oven pizza, fresh produce station, Belgian waffles, and many other favorites.
    
11 a.m.-1 p.m. David E. Shi Center for Sustainability open house
The Shi Center staff and students will provide tours of Cliffs Cottage and the Furman Farm, and will be highlighting student research and service activities related to sustainability on campus and in the Greenville community.
    
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Special collections and archives exhibition
Lyles Alley Collection, Sports at Furman University 1933-1975. Please contact the Circulation Desk for admittance to the second floor as Special Collections and Archives is closed.
​11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Earth and Environmental Sciences Tailgate
    
11:30 a.m. Baptist Collegiate Ministry Tailgate
Baptist Collegiate Ministry will sponsor a tailgate prior to the football game. It will be held behind the chapel. This is a free event and is open to everyone.
    
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Engaged Living Block Party
Engaged Living will be holding its 6th annual block party for Engaged Living students and their families. Greenbelt (behind the cabins by the Belltower). Rain location is Lakeside Parlors.
    
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Family Weekend Tailgate hosted by Panhellenic Council
All first-year women are invited to attend this tailgate on the lawn in front of Plyler Hall with their families. Come and meet women who serve on Panhellenic Council and their families as well as the Recruitment Counselors who will guide women through the process of joining a sorority at Furman. Tickets will be on sale for $10 September 23-25 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in front of the library. You may also purchase tickets from the Greek Life Office. Or, mail payments to Furman Panhellenic Council via Greek Life, Trone Student Center, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613.
    
11:30 a.m. Paladin Walk from Timmons Arena to Paladin Stadium
Line the parade route from Timmons Arena to Paladin Plaza to cheer the 2013 Furman Football Team as they enter Paladin Stadium led by head coach Bruce Fowler, the Furman Cheerleaders and the Paladin Regiment Marching Band. Join the tradition as the Paladins "Polish the Diamond F" to get ready to take on Elon. The Paladin Regiment will perform in the PAC Circle following the Paladin Walk.
    
12 noon Football pre-game show
Join the Voice of the Paladins Dan Scott for the broadcast of the Furman IMG Sports Network with special guests and free prizes from the Furman Barnes and Noble Book Store.
    
1:20 p.m. Football game
Furman vs. Elon. 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 included in your packet at registration at McAlister Auditorium.
    
8 p.m. 30th 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 $6 per person; advance orders are strongly recommended. Tickets will be included in your packet at registration. McAlister Auditorium.

Sunday, October 6


Noon-4 p.m.
University Book Store open
      
1 p.m. Baseball Intersquad scrimmage
Coach Ron Smith welcomes all Furman families to the annual-inter-squad game. Latham Baseball Stadium.
2 p.m.
Women's soccer
Coach Andrew Burr welcomes all Furman families to see the Lady Paladins take on Samford. Stone Soccer Stadium.
       
5 p.m.
University worship
Daniel Chapel. Vaughn Crowetipton, University Chaplain speaking.
      
6:30 p.m.
Roman Catholic mass
Daniel Chapel.

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