Schedule of Events 2017

Join the Furman Family for an incredible weekend of fun, festivities, and reconnection. We look forward to seeing you in the fall for Homecoming 2017, October 20 - 22.  A comprehensive schedule for Homecoming 2017 is provided below.  We will continue to update with information leading up to Homecoming weekend, so be sure to check back to see what else we have planned.

Please visit Reunion Class Page for reunion event specifics. Visit the Fraternity & Sorority Life Reunion Page and the Student Organizations Reunion Pagefor additional celebration information. 

 

Main Events

Friday Night
Join the Furman family Friday night on the Furman Mall for floats, a carnival, a bonfire, and the pep rally.
Saturday
Return Saturday for lunch at the new Alumni Tailgate and Reunion Village before cheering on the Paladins as they take on Mercer.
Saturday Night
End the weekend Saturday evening downtown at Furman on Main, the official Homecoming after-party.

General Schedule

Thursday, October 19

6 - 7:30 p.m. Horseplay Skits
Sponsored by Student Alumni Council
McAlister Auditorium
7 - 11 p.m. Float-building
Presented by FUSAB and SAC
Furman Mall                                                                                                     

Friday, October 20

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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.  
2nd floor, James B. Duke Library
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Alumna Art Exhibit
Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building 
8 a.m.  - 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble at Furman bookstore open
Visit the Barnes & Noble at Furman bookstore to pick up all of your new Furman Paladin gear! The bookstore will have specials going on all weekend.
Trone Student Center
1 p.m. 6th Annual Chris Keen '87 Scholarship Golf Tournament
Chris Keen was a beloved member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and the basketball team. In celebration of his life, the sixth annual golf tournament to benefit the Chris Keen '87 Endowed Scholarship Fund at Furman will take place on Friday, October 20. The Keen Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships to Furman legacy students and in 6 years has already awarded more than $15,000 to support Furman students. Shotgun start at the Furman University Golf Course. To register, or if you have questions, please contact Shon Herrick, Associate Vice President for Development, shon.herrick@furman.edu or 864-294-3436. 
Furman University Golf Course
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Cherrydale Alumni House Tours
Enjoy 30-minute guided tours of the Cherrydale Alumni House, home of Furman's President James Clement Furman. 
Cherrydale Alumni House 
3 - 5 p.m. Golden Paladin Drop-in
Hosted by OLLI @ Furman and open to alumni who graduated fifty or more years ago. At the Golden Paladin Drop-in, we will also host Reunion events for the Class of 1952 and 1957.  
Herring Center for Continuing Education
4 p.m.  “Behind the Scenes in Special Collections and Archives.”
See (and touch!) highlights from Furman’s rare book and archival collections, from medieval manuscripts to contemporary book art, in this 1-hour program. Learn how materials are acquired and preserved, and how they are being used for teaching and research. Please contact Jeffrey Makala (jeffrey.makala@furman.edu) for more information. 
2nd floor, James B. Duke Library
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. "VARIOUS SELVES:  INDENTITY & IDENTITIES" Art Exhibition Opening Reception  
A reception to celebrate the exhibit’s debut featuring original works of Undergraduate Evening Studies students, alumni, instructors, and staff. Presented by Undergraduate Evening Studies.
Baiden Gallery, Herring Center for Continuing Education
6 - 8 p.m. Reception for Alumna Art Exhibit 
Wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Artist Talk at 6:30 p.m.
Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building 
7 - 11 p.m. Carnival, Float-building & Music on the Mall
Presented by FUSAB and SAC
Furman Mall
8 p.m.  Furman Jazz Ensemble Performance
We invite you to enjoy an incredible performance by the one and only Furman Jazz Ensemble. Cost to attend is $5.00.
Daniel Recital Hall 
8 p.m. Pep Rally & Bonfire
Led by the Furman cheerleaders with an appearance by Head Football Coach, Clay Hendrix '86 and the football team captains.
Furman Mall in front of the Daniel Chapel

Saturday, October 21

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Check-in & Information Tent 
To pick up all football and/or lunch tickets, as well as an Alumni sticker, stop by the Check-In tent located on the Furman Mall, near the front gate fountain.  At 12:30 p.m., all remaining football tickets will be taken to the Paladin Stadium Will Call.  Please note that the Tailgate Lunch and the football game are the only "ticketed events". 
Furman Mall (Near the front gate fountain) 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Special Collections and Archives Open House & Exhibition  
Stop by Special Collections and Archives to see materials related to your class, including yearbooks, newspapers, photographs, and more. Our fall exhibition, “Impressive! Book Illustration Processes, 1498-2016” will also be open for viewing, and will include examples of early woodcuts, newly-acquired 18th century maps and engravings, Furman-themed chromolithographs and contemporary artists’ books.  
2nd floor, James B. Duke Library
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Alumna Art Exhibit
Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Barnes & Noble at Furman bookstore open
Visit the Barnes & Noble at Furman bookstore to pick up all of your new Furman Paladin gear! The bookstore will have specials going on all weekend.
Trone Student Center
10 a.m.  Furman Baseball Reunion 
Join fellow baseball alumni for the 2nd Annual Baseball Alumni game at Latham Stadium.  Help build new traditions with head coach Brett Harker. Food will be provided for baseball alumni and their families on the Paladin Porch at the Masters Baseball Complex. To reserve a spot in the alumni game, contact Brett.Harker@Furman.edu
Latham Stadium
10 a.m. -
1:30 p.m.

Herff Jones Fall Ring Sale
Due to popular demand, Herff Jones has extended the Fall Ring Sale!  They will be on campus one more time to help you choose your ring. This will be your last chance to order and receive your ring at the December ring ceremony. Discounts that will be offered include:  $150 off 18kt gold rings, $100 off 14kt gold rings, $50 off 10kt gold rings, and $30 off any other ring type 
Trone Student Center, Outside the Barnes & Noble Bookstore

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Brunch at the Vista House  
Mere Christianity Forum's Vista House (www.vistahouse.org) is an Engaged Living residential Christian community and hospitality house that opens its doors and its kitchen for a delicious brunch for families of students involved with MCF and anyone interested in learning more about Mere Christianity Forum, the Vista House, and their ministry with the Furman community. Feel free to drop in, or if you already know you’re coming, RSVP to Sherri Whittington at sherri@faithreasontomfoolery.org or email her for more information. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday of Homecoming Weekend!
The Vista House (Located about a mile from campus, 751 Old Buncombe Rd, Traveler’s Rest, SC 29690)

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Exploration of Vocation and Ministry Reunion: "Under the Sun" 
Connect once again with your EVM and CRV colleagues, under the sun and out on the chapel steps. We'll have a pleasant time turning the chapel steps into a dance floor, so bring out family and friends! Bring along a photo of yourself in an unexpected place--preferably from the past year. Activities for all, refreshments provided, and easy access to the Reunion Village and barbecue. RSVP by calling Susan Bennett at 864-294-2133 or clicking on the link below and posting in the comment section. To see the official invitation and RSVP click here. 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

Furman Alumni Authors to host book signing
Connect with Furman Alumni and Parent authors and participate in their book signing event which will be co-hosted with Barnes and Noble. List of authors participating: 
Dr. Charles Davis, Furman's First Gentleman and Furman parent
Kimberly Simms-Gibbs '02
Melinda (Brown) Long '82 
Allen Mendenhall '05
Tara (McClary) Reeves '92 
Shawn Reid ' 88 
Barnes and Noble Bookstore 

11 a.m. Furman Rugby Alumni Game 
The annual FROG (Furman Rugby Olde Guys) game. Alumni vs. Undergraduates
John S. Roberts Rugby Pitch
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Alumni Tailgate and Reunion Village 
Join all Alumni for an incredible lunch celebration, catered by Slope's BBQ (Glenn McDaniel '93).  Not only will we host a tailgate for all Alumni - All Reunion Classes will host their own reunion tents, as well as a few affinity reunions for our Furman Singers, Black Alumni, and Senior Order.  We are excited to align all the energy and excitement on the mall with a Saturday Homecoming tradition.   It is safe to say that you won't want to miss it, as we will also have performances from the FUTones and Bell Tower Boys! Lunch tickets can be purchased in advance or day of based on availability for a walk-up rate, $20.00.  
Please email Eric Cain  with Quaternion questions and Sarrin Warfield with Senior Order questions. 
Furman Mall (Rain location: Trone Student Center) 
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Department and Organization Drop-Ins
Often times, there are so many to see and so much to do, but not enough time. Now all your favorite people will be in one location so you can "have your purple cake and eat it too." We look forward to seeing you there.  To see the full list of participating departments, click here
Furman Mall (Rain location: Trone Student Center)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greek Life Tailgates on the Furman Mall
Times may vary based upon organization. Please check with your organization or the Office of Student Activities if you have any questions. 
12  - 2 p.m.  Quaternion Luncheon
Join fellow Quaternion Alumni and undergraduates for a luncheon at the Old College. (By Invitation Only.)
Old College 
12:30 p.m. Football Ticket Pick-Up
Football tickets not picked up at Check-in will be available at the Paladin Stadium Will Call.  
12:15 p.m. Band Pre-Game March and Concert 
Furman Mall
12:30 p.m.  Paladin Zone Opens
Paladin Zone, Paladin Stadium  
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Barnes & Noble at Furman (Stadium Store) 
Visit the Barnes & Noble at Furman Stadium Store to pick up all of your new Furman Paladin gear! The bookstore will have specials going on all weekend.
Stadium Store 
12:40 p.m. Champions Walk  
Paladin Stadium 
1:30 p.m. Furman Paladins vs. Mercer
Cheer on the Paladins as we take on Mercer. 
Paladin Stadium 
Halftime Cheerleader Alumni Drop-In
Join fellow Cheer Alumni for a drop-in event. Tent will be located at the field house end of the football field (behind the band bleachers).
6 - 8 p.m.  Enjoy Greenville's award-winning downtown with other alumni and friends
Downtown Greenville 
7:00 p.m.  Men's Soccer vs. ETSU
Cheer on the Men's soccer team as they take on ETSU.
Eugene Stone Soccer Stadium 
8:30 - 11:30p.m. Furman on Main – The Official Furman Homecoming After-Party 
Following Homecoming and Reunion events, join all Alumni and friends for an after –party event downtown. All Alumni Welcome.  Please register in advance, $5 per person. Price includes appetizers and 2 drink tickets.
Ink N Ivy, Downtown Greenville

Sunday, October 22

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Barnes & Noble at Furman bookstore open
Visit the Barnes & Noble at Furman bookstore to pick up all of your new Furman Paladin gear! The bookstore will have specials going on all weekend.
Trone Student Center