Family Weekend 2017 will be November 10-12.

Thursday, November 9

4:30-6:30 pm 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. Read more event and registration information.

Friday, November 10

8:00 am-6:00 pm Barnes & Noble at Furman OPEN
Pick up a hot chocolate, and play some board games in our Café! Outfit the entire family in Furman gear. From hoodies to socks, we’ve got you covered!

8:00 am-5:00 pm Special Collections and Archives Exhibition
“Impressive! Book Illustration Processes, 1498-2016,” Second floor, James B. Duke Library. See examples of early woodcuts, newly-acquired 18th century maps and engravings, Furman-themed chromolithographs and contemporary artists’ books in our fall exhibit.

9:00 am-5:00 pm Welcome Center OPEN
Visit Furman’s Hartness Welcome Center.

9:00 am-5:00 pm Art Exhibit
Exhibition by Argent Co-Founders Eleanor Turner and Sali Christeson Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building.

11:00 am-5:00 pm Class Ring Ordering 
Representatives from Herff Jones will be taking orders for class rings from juniors and seniors. Downstairs, Trone Student Center.

Noon-5:00 pm Packet Pick Up/Registration
Pick up parent information packets, tickets and T-shirts. Charles Ezra Daniel Chapel.

3:30 & 4:30 pm 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. Walk up, first come, first serve. For more information contact Dr. David Moffett via e-mail at david.moffett@furman.edu.

3:30-5:00 pm Engaging Vocational Reflection: Resources for Students & Their Families
Join Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection faculty, staff, and students for an informational drop-in to hear about resources for students and families in their vocational exploration and reflection process.  Vocational reflection is a lifelong process and we're always asking, "What's calling me now? Visit the Cothran Center website to learn more about the Center. Rinker Suite, Trone Student Center 215

4:00 pm “Behind the Scenes in Special Collections and Archives.”
Stop by to see (and touch!) highlights from Furman’s rare book and archival collections, from medieval manuscripts to contemporary book art. Learn how materials are acquired and preserved, and how they are being used for teaching and research. Second floor, James B. Duke Library. Please contact Jeffrey Makala at jeffrey.makala@furman.edu for more information.

7:00 pm Volleyball – Furman vs. Samford
Alley Gym. Tickets available at the game.

Time TBA  Men’s Soccer – Southern Conference Semifinals
Teams TBD
Eugene Stone III Soccer Stadium. Tickets available at the game.

7:00 pm  Men’s Basketball vs. Bob Jones University
Timmons Arena. Tickets available at the game.

8:00 pm 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 2017 field show as well as crowd favorites. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and are available at the door. McAlister Auditorium.

Saturday, November 11

8:00 am 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.

9:00 am Parent/Student Golf Tournament
Come join the fun at the Furman Golf Club and register for this two-player Captain's Choice event.  There will be an 9:00 am shotgun start. 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 864-294-2690 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 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. 
Can’t make the tournament? Please 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.   

9:00-9:45 am 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.  Brad Harmon, Assistant Academic Dean for Advising and Jason Cassidy, Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students.  Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center.

9:00-10:00 am FCA Friends and Family Breakfast
Experience Furman FCA Family Style! Join us for student-led worship, personal testimonies form Furman coaches and athletes, and a delicious breakfast. Breakfast provided at no cost to pre-registered participants. Register for this event only at www.FurmanFCA.org. Watkins Room, Trone Student Center.

9:00-10:00 am Greek Life Information Session
Is your student interested in Greek life at Furman? Find out more by attending our Greek Life Information Session with your student 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

9:00 am-1:00 pm Welcome Center OPEN
Visit Furman’s Hartness Welcome Center.

9:00-9:45 am 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 9:00 am.

9:00 am-1:00 pm Packet Pick-Up/Registration
Pick up parent information packets, tickets, and T-shirts. Charles Ezra Daniel Chapel.

9:45-11:00 am Malone Center For Career Engagement OPEN HOUSE 
The Center provides students with access to resources such as career interest assessments, guidance on selecting a major, choosing a career, job searching, graduate school application, making professional connections, and much more.   Trone Student Center 209.

10:00-10:45 am 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.

10:00 am-Noon Study Away Fair & Information Sessions
Explore Furman's engaging study away opportunities. Meet the study away faculty directors and learn about upcoming study away courses. Attend an information session for parents covering aspects of study away planning and logistics in Watkins Room B, adjacent to the fair. Find more information on Furman’s Study Away programs and policies online at furman.edu/international. Watkins Room, Trone Student Center.

10:00 am-6:00 pm Barnes & Noble at Furman OPEN
First 15 customers will receive a FREE tall coffee from our Barnes & Noble Café. Show your Paladin Pride and pick up your Furman wear in store!

10:00 am–1:00 pm 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.

10:00 am-3:00 pm Class Ring Ordering
Representatives from Herff Jones will be taking class ring orders from juniors and seniors. Downstairs, Trone Student Center.

11:00 am-12:30 pm Marching Band Family Picnic
Daniel Music Building. Families of band members are welcome for a picnic. No charge.

11:00 am-1:00 pm Ride a 7-Person Bike
Stop by the tent in front of the Library and take a short ride on a 7-person circular bike. Bring your family, roommate, or friends, and we will take you on a spin around Milford Mall while telling you about the Shi Center for Sustainability and opportunities for you to get involved with campus and community sustainability. Sponsored by the Shi Center for Sustainability. James B. Duke Library, Front Patio.

11:00 am–1:00 pm  COURTYARD GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN Family Tailgate
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 $15, Free for 5 and under. Limited number of tickets available at Registration $20. Tickets in registration packet.

12:00 noon-1:30 pm 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). Rain location is Lakeside Parlors.

1:00 pm–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.

1:00 pm 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 The Citadel and bring home another Southern Conference Championship.

1:00-5:00 pm Paladin Fan Store OPEN
Didn't get to make it to the Barnes & Noble store? No worries! Our Stadium Store will be open during game time for all your Furman Pride needs!

2:00 pm Football Game
Furman vs. The Citadel. See the registration form to order tickets. All tickets sold will be available on the home side of the stadium. Tickets will be included in your packet at registration at Daniel Chapel.

8:00 pm Volleyball–Furman VS. Mercer
Alley Gym. Tickets available at the game.

8:00 pm If/Then
From the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team that brought you Next to Normal, “Choice and fate collide in this romantic, original story of a woman at the crossroads of her life.” Music by Tom Kitt, book & lyrics by Brian Yorkey, directed by Maegan Azar. The Playhouse. Tickets go on sale October 30. Visit ticketing.

8:15 pm 35th 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, General Admission, Daniel Recital Hall.  Advance purchase recommended, limited availability! Place your order on the Family Weekend online registration, and tickets will be included in your registration packet. Hosted by the brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Sunday, November 12

10:00 am-3:00 pm Barnes & Noble at Furman OPEN
Pick up a hot chocolate, and play some board games in our Café! Outfit the entire family in Furman gear. From hoodies to socks, we’ve got you covered!

2:00 pm Women’s Basketball vs. College of Charleston
Timmons Arena. Tickets available at the game.

3:00 pm If/Then
From the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team that brought you Next to Normal, “Choice and fate collide in this romantic, original story of a woman at the crossroads of her life.” Music by Tom Kitt, book & lyrics by Brian Yorkey, directed by Maegan Azar. The Playhouse. Tickets go on sale October 30. Tickets go on sale October 30. Visit ticketing.

Time TBA  Men’s Soccer–Southern Conference Championship Match
TEAMS TBD
Eugene Stone III Soccer Stadium. Tickets available at the game.

9:00 pm Roman Catholic Mass
Charles Ezra Daniel Chapel.

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