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When to Attend Orientation

What is Orientation?

The Office of Orientation’s primary purpose is to aid students in their transition to the institution by providing them with an overview of the tools and resources available to help them excel academically and socially within the campus community.


Our goal is that all new students who attend orientation will:

  • begin to feel a sense of connection to Francis Marion University
  • know what resources are available to them and where they are located on the campus
  • understand the expectations, traditions, and opportunities at the University.
  • become acquinted with both new and current students through activities meant to fascilitate peer-to-peer interactions
  • meet with an academic advisor within their department who will answer advising questions and help the student register for courses.


When to Attend

Orientation for transfer and new freshmen will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014.  Please register and pay your matriculation fee to reserve your spot at orientation.


How to Signup for Orientation

You can register for orientation online or by calling (843) 661-1288.  We also send out letters with a signup form which you can mail back in to register for orientation.



A $110 matriculation fee is required of all new students. Your matriculation fee can be paid online, by phone (843-661-1596) or by mail. The matriculation fee confirms your enrollment at FMU.



Francis Marion University
Orientation Office
P.O. Box 100547
Florence, SC  29501
1-800-368-7551 / 843-661-1288


Last Published: November 11, 2013 9:32 AM
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