Parent Information Housing and Residence Life

Everything you need to know about our residential community can be found here. However, if you have a specific question regarding your student's housing plans, contact us. We're here to help.

Important Dates & Deadlines for 2018-2019

The following reflects important dates and deadlines for the 2018-19 academic year. For a complete list of student holidays and final exam schedules, visit our academic calendar.

Key Dates

Move-in day for new students Aug. 24
Move-in day for returning students
Aug. 26-27
Housing closes for winter break
Dec. 20
Housing opens for spring semester
Jan. 12
Returning Student Move out
May 8
Graduating Student Move out 
May 12
Housing opens for May Experience
May 14
Housing closes for May Experience
June 6
Housing opens for Summer Session 1
​Housing closes for Summer Session 1 ​TBD
​Housing opens for Summer Session 2 TBD​
Housing closes for Summer Session 2

Housing Deadlines

Disability and Medical Accommodations
Returning students: Date has past
New students: June 1 
Off-Campus Living Exemption
Date has past
Housing Lottery
Date has past
May Experience
Date has past
Summer Housing
Date has past
New Student Housing Request
June 17

Housing Lottery

The Housing and Residence Life Office determines room assignments and roommates through a computer-based lottery system. Our system takes your student's preferences into account when assigning housing and roommates, but does not guarantee a specific room assignment. Learn more about the room and roommate assignment process​.

Off-Campus Living

Furman has a four-year residency requirement, but there are situations where students may seek off-campus housing or living arrangements. Visit our policies and procedures to review exemptions for off-campus living

Study Away Options

If your student is planning to study away for a full semester, your student has several options to consider when it comes to obtaining a room assignment for the semester they're going to be at Furman. Review our study away options.

Changing Rooms or Roommates

If your student is interested in seeking a new room assignment or roommate, your student may submit a request to our office. Review our policy for changing room assignments.

Waiting List

Each year, we have approximately 60-80 students on a waiting list for student housing. Our office will assign rooms to these students in August after we are able to determine which students are not returning the University. By waiting until August, we can be more successful in keeping waiting list students in roommate pairs and assigning them to preferred buildings.


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