Notes for Recruiters, Students, Families, Directions

Here are some notes for parking and the program details for College Recruiters, Student Winners, and their families.

updated 1/31/20

Students: Please RVSP if you plan to attend the MLK Youth Program on February 1st at

NOTICE on WEATHER: As for the weather, we will post notices about the weather here. We do not expect any issues tomorrow. Currently, tomorrow will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of a rain shower. The morning will start out about 37F, High 56F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. (Expect Furman to be few colder 34F) (source WYFF)


Program Outline:

We would suggest you arrive by 9:45 AM, as the opening program starts at 10 AM. At 10:20 AM we split into two concurrent sessions: "First Year of College" and "Financial Aid 101". Parents will be encouraged to attend the Financial Aid Session, and student winners will be asked to stay in the Watkins Room. In the Watkins Room, we will have a moderator ask some initial questions to the panel and then take questions from current students. The session will last from 10:20 AM to 11:20 AM.

After the sessions, we ask winners to begin lining up for the ceremony which will start at 12 PM. During this time Recruiters and College students will have an opportunity to speak to interested parents about your schools at the display tables. At 12 PM, we award the student winners at this time and conclude the program by noon. We will then take a group picture of the winners and the event will remain open until 2 PM.

Arrival time, Parking and Setup information:

As for the program, we will start with an opening session at 10 AM on Saturday, February 1st. The location of the event is the Trone Student Center on Furman University campus in the Watkins Room. There will be signage on campus directing participants to the building.

Parking is available in the Parking lot behind the Trone Center and next to Swan Lake (where the Furman Clock tower is located). This is the same location we have used for a number of years - although it has been newly renovated and renamed (it was formerly the University Center on Furman's Campus). We do have stairs you may need to transverse to get to the Watkins Room, so we recommend having a cart to transport your items from the parking lot to the Center.

We have some light refreshments in the morning (coffee, juice, danishes) in the morning and cake and punch will be served at 12:30 PM.


2020 MLK Youth Program & Rudolph Gordon Upstate College Fair

February 1, 2020, 10 AM to 2 PM

Burgiss Theater & Watkins Room

Trone Student Center | Furman University

3300 Poinsett Highway

Greenville, SC 29613