Future Residents Housing and Residence Life Furman

We don't divide the academic and residential experiences at Furman. We combine them. With more than 2,700 undergraduates on one of the nation's most beautiful campuses​, we have a four-year residency requirement. Our students live and learn in a close-knit community where they can share and collaborate their ideas with classmates and faculty.

As a freshman, you'll be matched with a roommate in one of our freshman residence halls or learning communities. Most of our freshmen housing is in South Housing. Our detailed questionnaire helps us match you with someone who has similar interests, a process that has proved very successful. Not knowing your roommate may seem intimidating at first, but it's a great way to meet new friends and get involved in new activities.​

Important Dates and Deadlines

Housing application becomes available
May 14, 2018
Deadline to request disability and medical accommodations.
June 1, 2018
Deadline to apply for Engaged Living
June 17, 2018
Deadline to submit housing assignment request form
June 17, 2018
Housing assignments viewable to students in their Housing Self-Service Portal
July 2, 2018
​International Student Move-in ​                           August, 2018
Move-in day and fall orientation for new students
August 24, 2018

Application Steps

    • Most of our new students are assigned to one of our South Housing residence halls. In your housing assignment request form, you'll have the option to rank which residence hall is your top choice. Our incoming student housing lottery process will then randomly assign rooms to our freshman class, taking each student's selections into account. Our system tries to accommodate each request, but we can not guarantee a room assignment due to availability.       

  • Consider Engaged Living

      Engaged Living, Furman's living and learning community for first-year students, is available to students interested in enhancing their education and becoming more involved in our campus community. If you're interested, you'll need to complete the Engaged Living application. Apply for Engaged Living.       

  •  Submit your Housing Preferences 

      The Housing Preference Applications opens May 14 and must be submitted no later than 11:59pm Sunday, June 17. Review of applications will not begin until June 18, so there is no need to rush to submit your information. 

      The New Student Housing Preference Form allows Housing and Residence Life to gain a solid picture of your living preferences. These questions have been identified as key parameters for establishing an intentional living environment. At Furman University, we support inclusive and healthy community building. For this reason, please note that we do not accept roommate requests during the new student housing assignment process.

      To submit your preferences login to your Housing Self-Service Portal using your Furman username and password. If you have yet to receive your Furman username or password please contact ITS.

      Once you are logged in:

      ·        ​Scroll across the top ribbon and select the “Application” drop down menu

      ·         Click on “New Student Housing Preference Form 2018”

      ·         Read the 2018-2019 Housing agreement and electronically sign at the bottom

      ·         Click “Continue”

      ·         Answer the Housing Preference Questions

      ·         Click “Continue”

      ·         You will receive a confirmation message to your Furman email account

      ·         ​You can update your preferences at any time prior to 11:59pm on June 17 by going back to the Application form

  • Request disability or medical accommodations

    • New students should check their MyFurman account on July 17th. Housing assignment and roommate information is listed under "Housing and Meal Plan" on the left hand side of the MyFurman page. From there click "Assignment Status" and select the fall 2018 term.        


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