Skip to main content

Coming soon: A new look for the website

The university plans to have the entire website redesigned and moved into WordPress by the end of summer 2018.

Furman University announced today that it will soon unveil a website redesign, with the first phase of the launch coming on Dec. 18 and the second phase beginning after the New Year.

The first phase will include the top-level pages of the six main areas of the website: About, Academics, Admissions, Tuition & Aid, Campus Life and Athletics. The university will begin rolling out academic department pages and other sites after Jan. 1, with the goal of having the entire website redesigned and moved into WordPress by the end of summer.

“Among the primary goals of the redesign is to reflect the Furman experience and demonstrate The Furman Advantage through rich stories, photography and videos,” said Furman Vice President for University Communications Tom Evelyn. “But we also wanted to make several behind-the-scenes and technical improvements, which will make the website easier for users to navigate.”

The website’s content will be moved from the Microsoft SharePoint content management system into WordPress, which will provide campus web editors greater ease and flexibility to update department pages. The accessibility for site users with disabilities will also be improved.

“The redesign is highly responsive, which means the experience for visitors using mobile devices will be improved significantly,” Evelyn said. “We will be conducting extensive testing of the redesign to ensure that the new site functions according to best practices.”

Questions or comments about the redesign can be emailed to

Last updated .

More in Campus & Community

Jazmin Black Grollemund performs in Faculty Chamber Series Jan. 12

The 2010 graduate returns to campus for the first time in nearly eight years to present the S.C. premiere of Mark Kilstofte's "The White Album."

Another ‘sellout’ for the 22nd Festival of Lessons and Carols

One of the most highly anticipated musical events of the year, the Festival of Lessons and Carols draws 350 per service—all gathering to experience what some have described as “magical.”

Church Music Conference features organ concert by Nigel Potts Jan. 25

The conference runs mid-day Thursday, Jan. 25 through 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26. Guest clinicians are Donald McCullough and Nola Reed Knouse.

Bandelin tapped for board president, Oberlin Group Libraries

Director of Furman Libraries Janis Bandelin takes the helm as board president for elite, invitation-only consortium of academic libraries.