Summer Orientation Furman University

Summer Orientation focuses on your academic path at Furman and the nuts and bolts of class selection. You'll attend one of our five two-day sessions dedicated to ironing out class selection and other academic prep details. These sessions prepare you for the classes you'll be taking during your first semester. You'll work in small groups and one-on-one with academic advisors to discuss fall course options. Summer Orientation dates for 2018 are:

  • June 15-16
  • June 18-19
  • June 21-22
  • June 23-24
  • June 26-27

Keep in mind that Summer Orientation is also home to Parent & Family Orientation. As you prepare for the academic programs on our campus, your parents and family will be given an overview of what to expect during your four years at Furman. The cost is $150 per student, which covers meals and staying on campus for the student plus meals for one parent or family member. Additional parents/family members attending will be $30 each. Students will stay in one of our residence halls during Summer Orientation, while parents and family members will need to reserve a hotel room in the area.

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Want to know what is happening at Summer Orientation? The 2018 Summer Orientation schedule will be available in late spring.  For now, take a look at last year's schedule.

Parent and Family Orientation schedule

If parents or other family members are interested in attending orientation, we have a number of events planned for them, as well. The 2018 Parent and Family Orientation schedule will be available in late spring. For now, take a look at last year's Parent & Family Orientation schedule.


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