Most international students choose to live in campus housing at Francis Marion University.
Many international students choose to live in campus housing. By living on campus, students will have ready access to the library, computer center, the student center, sports and recreation facilities, dining hall, and academic buildings. Most important is the increased level of interaction with faculty, staff, and other students.
To live on campus, students must complete the FMU Housing Application and return it with the appropriate deposit as indicated in the acceptance letter received from the admissions office. International students must arrange for housing prior to their arrival in the United States. The FMU International Student Affairs advisor can assist students with information about their campus housing assignments. More information about student housing at FMU can be found at www.fmarion.edu.
Currently, FMU does not offer assistance with off-campus housing for international students. If students choose to live off campus, they should take great care when choosing a residence facility. When choosing an apartment issues that should be considered include cost, proximity to campus, and safety. A “lease” is a binding contract between the student and the property owner, or landlord. When a student signs the lease, they are obligated to pay the landlord monthly rent for the duration of the lease, which is quite difficult to break prior to the ending date. Students should never sign a lease unless they are completely satisfied with the apartment and surrounding property, and when they understand all the terms of the lease. Students who choose to live off campus should be aware that there is no public transportation available to transport them to and from campus or other locations.