We love our campus and we think you will, too. Come try it on for size! We do have regularly scheduled tours, but we’d be glad to show you around whenever its convenient for you.


Applying to FMU is easy and once an application is complete, we make quick decisions so you can begin planning the next few years of your life. Ready to start?


Orientation aids accepted students in your transition to the institution by providing you with an overview of the tools and resources available to help you excel academically and socially within the campus community.


FMU Open Houses are a great way to learn about campus, talk with professors and meet some of your fellow classmates-to-be. They last about half a day (breakfast and lunch are on us!) and usually include several hundred visitors. Check out this year’s schedule and to register.



Life at FMU

Residence Life

tugofwarStudent Activities are a fundamental part of the mission of the division of student affairs and the overall University mission. The student activities office is responsible for creating a positive campus environment that enhances campus life, by providing opportunities for involvement, recreation, and personal growth and development.


mcnair14_sacrecouerLife on the FMU campus offers students the opportunity to be fully immersed in the college experience. Some special interest organizations on campus include: Adelante, American Chemical Society, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Society, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Outreach, Catholic Campus Ministry, College Democrats, College Republicans, Circle-K International, Dimensions of Diversity Dance Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, First Fellowship, FMU Student Alumni Association, Six Greek Fraternities Seven Greek Sororities, GLBTS Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Kingdom Builders, Lions Club, Military Veterans Student Association and the YGB Choir.


womens_bballIntercollegiate athletics is a big part of campus life at FMU. We are home to 14 NCAA teams in 9 sports and we’ve got a long history of athletic success.

International Travel

heidelbergThe International Experience at FMU FMU offers Study Abroad Experiences in eight countries, Australia, Canada, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ireland and Japan.

Meet Our Students


2017 Fall Career Fair @ University Center Commons
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2017 Fall Career Fair @ University Center Commons
1:00 pm
Job Fair
Fine Arts – English Dept Film Series – Hidden Figures @ Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center
Oct 18 @ 3:35 pm – 7:30 pm
Fine Arts - English Dept Film Series - Hidden Figures @ Lowrimore Auditorium, Cauthen Educational Media Center | Florence | South Carolina | United States
3:35 pm
Film will be shown at 3:35 pm and 7:30 pm. Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures (2016) 127 mins. What can’t motivated African American women do?  Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson confront, circumvent, and baffle[...]
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fine Arts - FMU String Ensemble, Terry Roberts, director DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE! @ FMU Performing Arts Center | Florence | South Carolina | United States
7:30 pm
Open to all university students and faculty interested in learning and performing chamber music, the University String Ensemble members meet for weekly rehearsals during Fall and Spring academic semesters, giving public recitals and accompanying other[...]
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fine Arts - University Theatre - John Cariani's Love/Sick - Glen Gourley, director @ Fine Arts Theatre, Hyman Fine Arts Center | Florence | South Carolina | United States
7:30 pm
The Francis Marion University Theatre will open its 2017-2018 season with John Cariani’s Love/Sick. THE STORY: A darker cousin to Almost, Maine, John Cariani’s Love/Sick is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious[...]


FMU’s first doctoral degree receives final approval

FMU's first doctoral program has received final approval from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, clearing the way for the University to offer its first doctoral degree.

Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash to take center stage at FMU PAC

Grammy Award-winner Graham Nashwill bring his iconic songbook to the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 pm.

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