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University Center

Smith University Center


The Smith University Center (SUC) serves several functions at FMU.  Offices located in the SUC include Student Affairs, Athletics, , Dean of Students, Student Life, Campus Recreation, Multicultural Affairs, Career Development, The Patriot Newspaper, University Programming Board, Student Government Association, and the South Carolina North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA).  The Patriot Bookstore is located on the first floor of the SUC.

The University Center Commons serves as a lounge and recreational area for the university community on a daily basis.  Throughout the year, numerous special events are held in the Commons and the SUC lawn, including comedy shows, concerts, picnics, festivals, displays, and other activities.

Recreational and athletic facilities located in the SUC include a 3000-seat varsity gymnasium with two practice basketball courts, an eight-lane varsity swimming pool with three diving boards, a sauna, four handball/racquetball courts, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a canteen/game area with billiards and ping pong equipment, and a fitness room with free weights, exercise machines and cardiovascular equipment.  Recreation equipment, including pool cues & balls, table tennis paddles & balls, racquets, footballs, basketballs, volleyballs,softball/baseball equipment, weight lifting belts, and other various equipment is available from the SUC Information Desk located in the first floor commons area. 

Exterior athletic facilities include Cormell Field, a lighted baseball complex, Kassab Courts, eight tennis courts surfaced with plexipave, four of which are lighted, intramural fields, and all-weather track, a soccer field, and a softball field.  The space is also surrounded by a cross country trail through the campus forest that doubles as a recreational walking/jogging space.  In addition to the athletic space, a separate park area exists on campus with outdoor basketball goals, a sand volleyball court, and a recreational pool.

Current students, faculty, staff, and members of the FMU Alumni Association may use the University Center or other campus recreation facilities with a valid FMU ID card.  All guests must have a guest pass and be accompanied by a member of the University.  Students, faculty, and staff can purchase guest passes for their guests from the Office of Student Life.  Cost for a pass is $2.00 per guest.  A guest pass is valid for only one day.  Family passes, valid for one year, are also available for purchase by faculty, staff, and members of the FMU Alumni Association.  Unauthorized persons may be considered trespassing.

Please help us keep your University Center clean and place trash in the proper receptacles.  Do not sit on, or place food and drink on the game tables.  Do not jump or stand on the furniture.  The University Center is a great place to relax, meet with friends and socialize.

Hours of Operation
Please note that these hours are subject to change.  Please call 661-1189 for the most up-to-date information.

Building Hours
Mon. – Thurs.  8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday   8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday  10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday  1 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna
Mon. – Fri.  1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat. and Sun.  1 p.m.  – 5 p.m.



Last Published: October 31, 2013 3:03 PM
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