Francis Marion graduates
308 at Spring 2019
Commencement ceremony

Francis Marion University awarded more than 300 degrees to graduates at its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4. S.C. Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter delivered the keynote address.


2019 Blackwell winners

Hucks, Smith receive
FMU’s prestigious
Blackwell Award

FMU graduates Presley Hucks and Courtney Smith received the William H. Blackwell Award during the spring commencement exercises.


Reaching out:
Graham made her
Connection at FMU

To find her way at FMU, Connor Graham did what she tells every student now to do — dig in and make some connections.

FMU 2019 graduate Taylor Watson sits in an Industrial Engineering lab with a drill.

She required

a leap of faith

to engineer

her future

Taylor Watson’s leap meant jumping into a field that was not only new to her, but one where women are a distinct minority.


Chemistry grad
Headed to LSU to
Work on doctorate

Corbin Witt loves chemistry. Following a superb four-year career at Francis Marion University, it looks like he might make a career out of it.

Precious McLaughlin thumb

Plans changed
For McLaughlin.
That’s a good thing.

Plans change. Every college student knows that (or should) but Precious McLaughlin says they should really embrace it.


Finding a new
Home 4,300 miles

When Sofia Henning came to Francis Marion University five years ago, an 18-year-old tennis player from Sweden,  she didn’t know what to expect.


FMU Math Major
Ready to step into

After sifting through some possibilities, Kaitlyn Lowry decided to return  to her alma mater, South Florence High School, to teach.

FMU graduate Garrett Fuller poses in front of a camera

HR major wasn’t
Just another number
At Francis Marion

Garrett Fuller excelled at business, but he also loved to write. Could his college career somehow accommodate both?

Watch FMU's 2019 Spring Commencement!

Relive all the emotion and pageantry of Francis Marion University’s Spring 2019 commencement ceremony! Use the YouTube below to view any part of the ceremony, or to watch in its entirety.

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It’s summertime in South Carolina, but at Francis Marion University, class is in session. Summer classes at FMU begin on May 28 and there's still time to register! A wide array of undergraduate and graduate courses are being offered over two sessions this summer. Visit to find out what courses are available and how you can advance your education over the summer! ...

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What’s the best way to spend a late spring morning in the Pee Dee? There’s only one answer and it’s checking out Francis Marion University's beautifully lush campus during one of the University’s daily tours. Visit for a tour Monday through Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. every day. Register now at ...

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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.

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


Experience summer at FMU

It’s summer, but at Francis Marion University, class is in session. Beginning on May 28 and lasting through Aug. 12, Francis Marion’s two sessions of summer classes will be offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate courses.

Francis Marion hosts campus tours throughout the summer

What’s the best way to spend a late spring morning in the Pee Dee? There’s only one answer and it’s checking out the beautifully lush Francis Marion University campus during one of the University’s many campus tours.

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