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War story author headlines Fiction & Poetry Festival

Marine veteran Phil Klay, whose riveting exploration of the emotional trauma inflicted by combat in Iraq and Afghanistan vaulted him onto the New York TimesBestseller List,  is the headliner for the 10th annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival at Francis Marion University. The annual two-day festival will be held on campus Nov. 10-11. It features [...]

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FMU Performing Arts Center announces fall season lineup

Blues and soul, Doo Wop and classic rock are on the roster for the fall season at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. The soulful melodies of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, the classic tones of The Doo Wop Project and rock-n-roll great The Grass Roots will be in the fall lineup. Martha Reeves [...]

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FMU recognizes outstanding staff service

Francis Marion University honored four employees with special awards at its annual Staff Awards Luncheon Thursday on campus. H. Teresa McDuffie was the recipient of the John J. Kispert Leadership Award, and Julian Young received the Marvin Lynch Humanitarian Award. Jennifer L. Cason and Carolyn Mumford were named winners of the 2016 Staff Service Awards. [...]

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FMU Trustees to hold retreat and quarterly meeting

The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees will hold its annual retreat and quarterly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Carter Center for Health Sciences (CCHS) in downtown Florence. The retreat begins at 10:30 a.m. The regular quarterly meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Trustees will hear reports from their standing committees following the retreat [...]

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FMU recognizes staff members for long-time service

Francis Marion University employees were recognized for long-time service at the annual Staff Awards Luncheon Thursday on campus. Recognized for 30 years of service were: William D. Bessenger, craftsman; Michael G. Hawkins, associate athletics director for media relations and marketing; Joe H. Mehaffey III, physical science program supervisor; Shara L. Moore, director of financial planning; [...]

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Richardson named trustee emeritus

Francis Marion University's Board of Trustees conferred trustee emeritus status on long-time member Gail Ness Richardson of Barnwell, S.C. at its regular board meeting on June 23. Richardson, a teacher and librarian, is a lifelong advocate for education. She and her husband Terry have been generous supporters of FMU. The Richardson Center for the Child [...]

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Focus on the future

Francis Marion University is not yet 50 years old. Its no surprise we are focused on the future and not the past.

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03

FMU nursing program named a national “Center of Excellence”

Francis Marion University’s Department of Nursing has been named as one of 15 new Centers of Excellence by the National League for Nursing.

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FMU once again recognized as a “Great College to Work For”

Francis Marion University once again has been recognized as a Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll School by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading journal of university and college life.

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Meet Our Students

Mass Communication Major Rebecca Cross

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FMU recognizes outstanding staff service

Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself but because occasionally circumstances.

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Meet Our Students

Economics Major Tyler Hughes

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Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’re developing high-caliber professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

No giant lecture halls here. We keep class sizes small and the crowds thin at FMU because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and right about 4,000 students sound like “just right” numbers to us.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in 20 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this pretty, you have to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for five straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional University by U.S. News and World Report.

Francis Marion University is in ETC’s top 10 percent of university’s that have the most impact on graduate’s long-term career earnings. More at www.educatetocareer.com.

CAMPUS MAP

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CONTACT US

Mailing Address:
PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
4822 E. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506

1-800-368-7551
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DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Francis Marion University follows all state, local, and federal laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher learning. FMU adheres to all Title IX policies, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state, local, or federal law. General questions regarding Title IX can be directed to the Office of Civil Rights (www.ed.gov/ocr). Specific questions may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator (titleixcoordinator@fmarion.edu) or the University’s Human Resources Office.

Francis Marion’s sexual misconduct (Title IX) procedures define the University’s response to reports of sexual misconduct and explain the recourse and protections afforded complainants and respondents.

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