Graduating students stand in front of the FMU sign.

FMU Celebrates Class

Of 2020 at the end of

An unusual year

The end of the spring semester is usually marked by a special milestone at Francis Marion University. For FMU’s class of 2020, it marks the end of one of the strangest periods of their life. Classes were completed online, and most students never returned to campus after spring break.


Kennedy Glascow explains a topic.

FMU’s Glasgow ready

To jump right into the

World of healthcare

Kennedy Glasgow has not led a sheltered life. And that’s not going to end now as she graduates from Francis Marion University with a nursing degree.

Dante Ahquin competes in the President's Bowl

Ahquin’s plans come

Together With FMU

Engineering program

When it came time to choose a college, Dante Ahquin had a plan that would make sense to lots of students and families — find the straightest, surest path to a good job and a meaningful career.

Rischard Brown poses for a picture.

“Purpose Never Dies”

For Francis Marion’s

Rischard Brown

When Rischard Brown arrived at Francis Marion University four years ago, he carried many of the same worries that many freshmen bring. Would he like it? Would he succeed? Would he fit in?

Amie Hutchinson prepares to throw a softball.

From Fakenham to Florence:

Softball brought

Hutchison to FMU

From a quaint little town in the County of Norfolk on England’s east coast to the wooded acreage of Francis Marion, Amie Hutchison’s path to graduation is a unique one.

Derek Parra graduates.

Parra is right on track,

Career, MBA next in line

At Francis Marion

College worked out just the way Derek Parra thought it would. The Scranton, S.C. native came to Francis Marion University because he thought it was a great value and he believed he’d find a nurturing environment. He found all of that and more.

Darnay Wilson poses for a picture.

He wasn’t planning

To stay at FMU,

Now he’s a Patriot for life

Old hands at Francis Marion University can stop reading right now. You’ve heard this one before. It’s the one about the student who came to FMU “for just one year,” planning to transfer when that was done, and wound up never leaving.

Class of 2020: Your Time is Coming

#FMUgrad20 Social

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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.


FMU announces tenure and promotion of faculty

FMU recently announced the promotion of 32 faculty members.

Southern rock royalty comes to PAC in the form of the Allman Betts Band

The Allman Betts Band will perform at the FMU PAC on Thursday, May 27.

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