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More than 85% of Furman University students fully vaccinated as semester begins

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A Furman Football team member lends a hand during move-in day.

The Post and Courier covered move-in day for the class of 2025 at Furman University where the vaccination rate as of Aug. 16 was 86% among students, greater than 90% for faculty, and north of 70% for staff.

For the article, reporter Stephanie Mirah spoke to several students and Jason Cassidy, associate vice president for student life and dean of students. “The students I’ve engaged with … they’re just excited to be able to have friends in their apartments and have other dining locations open where they weren’t in the past — back to some of the more normal college experiences,” Cassidy said.

Senior orientation leader and psychology major Claire Cooper said, “I think that Furman is doing a great job with their protocols because they want the best for us.”

According to the Furman COVID-19 dashboard updated as of Aug. 18, the numbers for the fully vaccinated on campus are 88% of students, 95% of faculty, and 75% of staff.

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