Division of Student Affairs
Student Resources
Student Organizations and Activities
Leadership@ FMU
Freshman Focus Program
Student Handbook
FMU Honor Code
The Patriot Newspaper
Parent's Page
Frequently Asked Questions

Future Students:


Parent's Page

Welcome to the Parent's Page

As parents or guardians of a FMU student, you become a welcomed member of the Francis Marion University community.  Our goal at FMU is to provide your student with a full and impactful college experience as they move toward their chosen career and educational endeavors.

The Division of Student Affairs works closely with all aspects of the University in an effort to maximize the out-of-the-classroom experience.  Understanding the best practices for student development, we strive to engage students in activities, programs and services that enhance life skills, intellectual developments and personal growth.

There are five learning outcomes that Student Affairs utilizes to guide our work with students:

I.   Critical Thinking

II.   Personal Development

III.  Social Responsibility

IV. Cultural Competency

V.  Leadership and Professional Development


As professionals dedicated to student success, we know that there may be questions and concerns.  We are available to assist you and welcome opportunities to partner with you for the benefit of our students.  We view our students as young adults who need guidance and opportunities to explore and cultivate their development, so it is imperative that we provide policies and procedures that not only help in creating an environment conducive to learning, but a community the promotes and fosters growth..

In the section below we have provided you with some resources and links to assist you in getting more familiar with the campus. Should you have questions or need assistance, do not hesitate to contact the University and specifically my office at 843-661-1182 or you can email me personally at tramey@fmarion.edu.  I look forward to working with you.


With Patriot Pride,

Teresa Johnson Ramey, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students


Parent Resources and Links


Student Handbook - Each student is responsible for each of the policies and procedures contained in the Student Handbook.  This publication is reviewed annually and located on the FMU website.  Should students need an alternative format, the Dean of Students Office can provide a hard copy.

University Catalog - The catalog contains information about each academic program, academic procedures, policies, and resources.  This publicaton is reviewed annually and located on the FMU website.  Hard copies are also available. 

Events on Campus - Throughout the academic year, campus-wide and student organization programs are available to all enrolled students.  Admission to most events on campus are free unless the event is designated by a student group as a fund raiser or some of the events at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence.  Students must represent their University issued student identification card in order to gain entrance. Student are expected to carry their ID cards with them at all times.

FMU Performing Arts Center - Located in downtown Florence, the Center provides a variety of events and serves as academic space for our students in the performing arts.  Though there are still many performing arts events on the main campus in the Hyman Fine Arts Center, the added exposure of our talented students by using the Performing Arts Center has greatly benefited FMU and the Florence community.

Griffin Athletic Complex - This state of the art facility serves as a home for our baseball, softball and soccer fields.  Built to also accommodate special events, this facility also has a lake, spacious plazas and a field house.  Please click on the link embedded in the name of the facility to see pictures.  The Griffin Athletic Complex is a beautiful addition to our campus.

The Patriot Newspaper -Winner of over 38 awards, the Patriot serves as a news resource for our students and alumni.  The patriot is a student run publication and therefore gives students an opportunity to learn about journalism, communication and connecting with the campus.  Patriot is delivered every two weeks.



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