Friday, August 23

9 am - 1 pm
Residence Hall Move In


9 am - 5 pm Student Business Center Open
Administration Building, Room 102
Students who did not submit a picture for their ID over the summer should go to the Student Business Center to have an ID made.


11 am - 7 pm
Computer Configuration
James B. Duke Library, lower level


12 pm - 2 pm Legacy Drop In Lunch
Cherrydale Alumni House
An informal lunch break for Furman Alumni and their new student. By invitation only, please


12 pm - 5 pm
Parents Program Welcome Tents
Lawn, Roe Art Building
Various Furman offices, local businesses, and area banks will be available to answer questions and assist with your student's transition to life at Furman.


1 pm - 2 pm Transfer Student Meeting
Trone Student Center, Burgiss Theater
All new transfer students should attend.


2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Welcome to Furman!
McAlister Auditorium
All families and students should attend as members of the Furman Community welcome you to campus and we kick-off Fall Orientation!


3:30 pm - 5 pm
Academic Advisor Reception and Family Farewell
Lawn, Administration Building
Members of the faculty and academic advisors will be available to meet and answer questions. Faculty/advisors will be spaced throughout the lawn alphabetically, according to last name. Please note: Students will have an individual advising appointment with their advisor on Monday to make any necessary course adjustments.

This concludes programming for parents and family members of new students – we look forward to seeing you again at Family Weekend!

5 pm - 6 pm Residence Hall Activities
A great time to get to know your hall staff and hall mates!

6:30 pm - 8 pm Soccer Tailgate and Dinner
Stone Soccer Stadium
Join us for dinner and tailgating fun!


7 pm
Women's Soccer Game vs. Presbyterian College
Stone Soccer Stadium
Cheer on the Lady Paladins and join us for an evening of fun activities!

9 pm Outdoor Movie: "Star Trek: Into Darkness"
Amphitheater
Did you miss one of the summer's biggest blockbusters? See it again on the big screen! Bring your blankets and settle in for a movie under the stars. Sponsored by the Furman University Student Activities Board (FUSAB).

Saturday, August 24

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast
Daniel Dining Hall
Name Tag required for admission.


8:45 am - 10:30 am
Residence Hall Meetings
Your hall staff will provide you with additional information about this meeting


10:45 am - 12:00 pm "Why Are You Here? Life, Learning, and the Liberal Arts."
McAlister Auditorium
The Cultural Life Program (CLP) introduces students to various aspects of academic and cultural life to which they might normally not be exposed. Students are required to attend 32 CLP's to graduate, and we are getting you started on the right during Orientation. Only 31 more to go! Today's CLP is being presented by Dr. Bryan Bibb, Associate Professor of Religion.


11 am - 7 pm
Computer Configuration
James B. Duke Library, lower level

12 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
Daniel Dining Hall
Name Tag required for admission.


1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Your Life at Furman
Various Locations TBA
Students will rotate through a series of three sessions addressing topics such as campus safety, academic integrity, and adjusting to your new life at Furman. Please attend with your hall, as assigned.


5 pm - 7 pm Dinner
Daniel Dining Hall
Name Tag required for admission.


6 pm - 8 pm New Student VIP Shopping Night!
Trone Student Center, Barnes & Noble at Furman
An evening of shopping for NEW STUDENTS ONLY! Stop by the bookstore to stock up on your Furman gear, text books, and other schools supplies. There will be some exclusive sales available only to you!


8 pm- 10 pm
Hall parties
Various locations as assigned.

Sunday, August 25

8:30 am - 9 am Class of 2017 Picture
Blackwell Field
The official Class of 2017 picture! Sponsored by the Student Alumni Council (SAC).

9 am - 11 am
"O"-lympics!
Blackwell Field

11 am - 1 pm
Lunch
Daniel Dining Hall
Name Tag required for admission.


Noon - 5 pm
Get to know Greenville
Greenville is now your home – enjoy the afternoon getting to know the downtown area! See your Hall Staff or members of the Orientation Staff for additional details. Bus transportation is provided, leaving every 30 minutes from McAlister Auditorium.


5 pm - 7 pm
Dinner
Daniel Dining Hall
Student meal plans take effect, Furman ID required for admittance.


5 pm
University Worship
Daniel Chapel


6 pm
Religious Life Fair
Daniel Chapel
Representatives from the Religious Life Council and various religious organizations will be available to answer your questions. Stop by to learn more about these organizations and their activities. Sponsored by the Chaplain's Office.

6:30 pm Catholic Mass
Daniel Chapel


7 pm - 11 pm
Orientation Carnival
Blackwell Field
Join us for a Fall O favorite! Rides, inflatables, free food and fun!

Monday, August 26

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
Daniel Dining Hall
Furman ID required for admission.


9 am - 10:00 am "Diversity According to South Park & Family Guy"
McAlister Auditorium
Speaker Matt Glowacki identifies the way these programs break down stereotypical attitudes and behavior towards people's differences. Many times television imitates life and then life begins to imitate television. Programs operating on the fringes of societal acceptance often have a more developed, logical, and inclusive view of our society. Matt uses the hidden messages behind "Family Guy" and "South Park" to illustrate diversity issues in our culture.


10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Advising Meetings
Various locations as assigned.


11 am - Noon
Federal Work Study Meeting
Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center
A mandatory meeting for all students eligible for the federal work study program. If you cannot attend this meeting, please stop by the Student Employment Office in Furman Hall to receive your information.


11 am - 1 pm
Lunch
Daniel Dining Hall
Furman ID required for admittance


11 am - 3 pm
Yearbook Pictures
Trone Student Center, lower lobby


1 pm - 2 pm
CIRP Survey
McAlister Auditorium
Last names beginning A-L. If you have a scheduled advising meeting at this time, please complete the survey during the next session.


2 pm - 3 pm
CIRP Survey
McAlister Auditorium
Last names beginning M-Z. If you have a scheduled advising meeting at this time, please complete the survey during the previous session.


5 pm - 7 pm
Dinner
Daniel Dining Hall
Furman ID required for admittance.


6 pm
President's Picnic
White Oaks
An annual Orientation event hosted by the University President. You are invited to White Oaks, the President's residence, to enjoy dessert and a tour of the historic house. Please attend with your hall, as assigned. Bus transportation provided.


8 pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co.
Watkins Room
Side splitting improv comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles! Sponsored by FUSAB.

Tuesday, August 27

Fall semester begins!

Wednesday, August 28

4 pm - 6 pm
Student Involvement Fair
Trone Student Center
Ready to join a student organization or two? Stop by the Student Involvement Fair to meet representatives from many of Furman's student organizations and learn how you can get involved!

Thursday, August 29

7 pm
Magician Derek Hughes
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center
Prepare to have your mind blown as Derek Hughes dazzles you with his amazing magic tricks!

Monday, September 2

4 pm
Black Swan Music Festival
Amphitheater
Enjoy your Labor Day with some great music from local bands. Bring your blankets and chairs, bring your books and study materials, and relax by the lake! Sponsored by FUSAB.

Wednesday, September 4

5 pm
Fraternity Life at Furman
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center

7 pm Sorority Life at Furman
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center
Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Attend this session to learn about the Greek-letter organizations at Furman. Leaders from Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council will discuss recruitment and answer any questions you might have.

Thursday, September 5

7 pm
Women's Soccer v. University of South Carolina - Upstate
Stone Soccer Stadium

Friday, September 6

8 pm
My Tie Dance
Younts Conference Center
Sponsored by the Residence Life Council (RLC).

Saturday, September 7

7 pm
Men's Soccer v. College of Charleston
Stone Soccer Stadium

Sunday, September 8

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Multicultural Affairs Welcome Dinner
Trone Student Center, Watkins Room
By invitation only, please.

Tuesday, September 10

10 am
Opening Convocation
McAlister Auditorium


3 pm - 4 pm Choosing Your Major
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center
Undecided about your major and not sure how to begin narrowing it down? Attend this workshop sponsored by the Office of Career Services for some tips on finding what interests you!

Thursday, September 12

7 pm
"How About This Party?"
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center
This interactive performance by Theater Delta will engage students in a conversation about sexual misconduct on college campuses. Sponsored by the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Committee (SHARP).

Friday, September 13

7 pm Men's Soccer v. Presbyterian College
Stone Soccer Stadium

Saturday, September 14

Noon
First Home Football Game
Paladin Stadium
Cheer on the Paladins in the first home game versus Presbyterian College!


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