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Registration for Spring Orientation will open soon!

*If you plan to attend in the Spring 2017 semester, you will need to attend orientation on January 9, 2017.

*Not sure how to sign in?  Review our student account login guide or give us a call at 843.661.1288 to register over the phone.


Welcome to Francis Marion University! We are excited you have chosen to attend FMU and look forward to meeting you during our spring orientation.


The primary purpose of the Office of Orientation 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 acquainted with both new and current students through activities meant to facilitate peer-to-peer interactions.
  • meet with an academic advisor within their department who will answer advising questions and help the student register for courses.
How Do I Signup For Orientation?

We want to make the signup process for orientation as easy as possible.  Therefore, you can signup in a number of different ways.  You can signup online, over the phone (843.661.1288) or by mail.


A $122 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 and covers the costs of orientation, evaluation of transcripts, and other fees associated with your enrollment. This fee must be paid prior to attending orientation.

*The matriculation fee is non-refundable after May 1st.

2017 Orientation Dates

New Student - January 9 (Monday)

Freshman Overnight - June 12-13 (Mon-Tues)

Transfer – June 15 (Thursday)

Freshman One Day – June 26 (Monday)

Freshman Overnight –July 10-11 (Mon-Tues)

Freshman/Transfer – July 24 (Monday)

Freshman/Transfer – August 10 (Thursday)

New Student – August 21 (Monday)

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Do you still have questions regarding your orientation or enrollment at Francis Marion University?  Are you wondering what to do next once you've been accepted, how to signup for on-campus housing, or when you'll get registered for your courses?

If so, please check out our FAQ page as well as our helpful Pre-Orientation Booklet.  It gives valuable information to any new student entering FMU for the first time.

If you are unsure on how to login to one of your student accounts please check out this handy guide.

Learn about the new English composition courses that you will be taking.  You will need to take the Directed Self-Placement test (DSP) once you register for an orientation and bring a copy of the recommended course to your advising session. 

Learn about the FREE bus system provided by the Pee Dee Regional Transport Authority (PDRTA) to FMU students (commuter or residential). A quick view brochure is available here.

Our office is also available Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, to answer any questions you may have regarding your orientation. Contact us by phone at 843.661.1288 or by email at  We look forward to seeing you on campus!

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