We love our campus and we think you will, too. Come try it on for size! We do have regularly scheduled tours, but we’d be glad to show you around whenever its convenient for you.


Applying to FMU is easy and once an application is complete, we make quick decisions so you can begin planning the next few years of your life. Ready to start?


Orientation aids accepted students in your transition to the institution by providing you with an overview of the tools and resources available to help you excel academically and socially within the campus community.


FMU Open Houses are a great way to learn about campus, talk with professors and meet some of your fellow classmates-to-be. They last about half a day (breakfast and lunch are on us!) and usually include several hundred visitors. Check out this year’s schedule and to register.



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FMU Stories

Great stories begin at Francis Marion University! Check out some of the experiences of our current students.

Life at FMU

Residence Life

tugofwarStudent Activities are a fundamental part of the mission of the division of student affairs and the overall University mission. The student activities office is responsible for creating a positive campus environment that enhances campus life, by providing opportunities for involvement, recreation, and personal growth and development.


mcnair14_sacrecouerLife on the FMU campus offers students the opportunity to be fully immersed in the college experience. Some special interest organizations on campus include: Adelante, American Chemical Society, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Society, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Outreach, Catholic Campus Ministry, College Democrats, College Republicans, Circle-K International, Dimensions of Diversity Dance Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, First Fellowship, FMU Student Alumni Association, Six Greek Fraternities Seven Greek Sororities, GLBTS Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Kingdom Builders, Lions Club, Military Veterans Student Association and the YGB Choir.


womens_bballIntercollegiate athletics is a big part of campus life at FMU. We are home to 14 NCAA teams in 9 sports and we’ve got a long history of athletic success.

International Travel

heidelbergThe International Experience at FMU offers Study Abroad Experiences in eight countries, Australia, Canada, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ireland and Japan.


Senator Peeler to deliver Francis Marion commencement address

FMU will award honorary degrees to South Carolina Senator Harvey Peeler; McLeod Health’s Vice President of Patient Service and former FMU trustee, Teresa C. Anderson ‘79; and long-time Florence physician and the University of South Carolina’s Florence Campus Assistant Dean of Medical Student Education, Dr. William H. “Bill” Hester during spring commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m., May 5 in the Smith University Center gymnasium.

FMU Holds 48th-Annual Athletic Awards Gala

Francis Marion University recently held its 48th-annual Athletic Awards Gala in the university’s Performing Arts Center. Most Valuable Player awards were given in 14 sports. A school spirit award, most outstanding cheerleader award, and a student-athlete award were also presented.

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