Visit Us!

Francis Marion University’s compact, walkable campus is set on 468 wooded acres in the heart of South Carolina’s Pee Dee Region. It’s an inviting, peaceful place that’s just right for some serious studies and … some serious recreation.

Some have said it is South Carolina’s most beautiful college campus. We might have said that. We might be biased, but we think that’s pretty close to the truth. No need to take our word for it. Come visit and see for yourself. Tours and Open Houses (see below) are available on a regular basis.

While you’re here to see what there is to see, ask some questions, talk to some students and maybe even chat with a professor or two. You’ll have a good time, we promise!


Open House is a great opportunity to see our campus, meet our students, visit with faculty and staff, and learn more about programs and services at FMU. Deciding on a college is an exciting time. We have a lot to offer at FMU: small classes, excellent teaching, and many opportunities for involvement. Bring your parents/guardians and spend the morning with us!

Check-in is from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and the day concludes with lunch beginning at 1:30 pm.

At Open House, you can attend four sessions that you select ranging from FMU’s majors to student services to activities. Topics will include our academic programs, financial assistance, residence life, campus services, admissions, honors and more! An Information Fair will also provide an informal way for you to gather information and ask questions. Many different campus groups such as athletics, honors, student organizations and other services will be there. (Come prepared for plenty of walking and the possibility of rain!)

Our Open House dates for the 2018-2019 Academic Year are below:

October 13, 2018

November 10, 2018

December 1, 2018

February 2, 2019

March 2, 2019

April 6, 2019

For more information contact the Admissions Office at 1-843-661-1231 or toll free at 1-800-368-7551.

Or call us at 800-FMU-7551 or 843-661-1231


Campus tours are available most weekdays throughout the year. If you can’t find a pre-scheduled time that suits you, give us a call (843-661-1231), and we’ll do our best to accommodate. We conduct tours for individual families and large groups, so feel free to bring a friend. Large group tours do require an appointment.

During your visit, you’ll have the chance to meet with an admissions counselor and current students. Professors may be available, too. It’s best to make that request when you make a reservation. That will help us find professors in the majors that most interest you.

Daily Tours:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 10:15 am and 2:00 pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30 am and 2:00 pm

Tours will depart from the Admissions Office in the Stokes Administration Building. We recommend that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

During the summer months (May through early August), tours are only available at 9:00 am.

Group Tours: Are generally scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings, but are handled by reservation only.

Special Note: Each prospective student wishing to tour FMU must complete the request separately.

Tours begin at the Stokes Administration Building in the Admissions office (Suite 113)

Tour Etiquette: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking. Tours depart promptly from the Admissions Office (Suite 113) in the Stokes Administration Building. We advise guests to arrive 10 minutes before tour time to check in. Parking is available in any campus lot.

Special Accommodations: Please let us know if members of your group need any special accommodations during the tour prior to your arrival. We’ll do our best to make sure access is available to everyone for the entire experience.


Saturday Summer Tours are offered at 10:30 am on select Saturdays during the Summer months. Saturday Summer Tour participants should check-in beginning at 10:15 am in the Lee Nursing Building lobby. Parking is available in any campus lot. Register for a Saturday Summer Tour by calling 843-661-1231.

Saturday Summer 2018 Tour Dates:

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018

Tour Etiquette: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking. A light snack and water will be available during the tour, but you’re welcome to bring a water bottle, etc., with you.

Special Accommodations: Please let us know if members of your group need any special accommodations during the tour. We’ll do our best to make sure access is available to everyone for the entire experience.

Saturday Summer Tours: Tours are offered on select Saturdays throughout the Summer at 10:30 a.m.

Special note: for any special needs, please make your reservation at least 1 month in advance for us to accommodate you the best!


Are you interested in transferring to FMU? Drop in to one of our Alive After 5 events on select “Transfer Thursdays” this Summer!

During Alive After 5, you’ll be able to conveniently meet with student service counselors as well as learn more about credit transfer for your intended major. We’ll also provide refreshments, priority decisions (when application completing documents are available), application fee waivers, financial aid information, door prizes, and a family-friendly environment.

Alive After 5 will be held from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm in the Office of Admissions, Stokes Administration Building Suite 113.

Alive After 5 Transfer Thursday Dates:

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Thursday, August 2, 2018

Register by calling 843-661-1231. Walk-ins are welcome!


Admissions Counselors are available for one-on-one meetings with prospective students and their families Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Please complete the reservation form below, or call us at 1-843-661-1231; toll free at 1-800-368-7551. Online meeting reservations must be submitted at least 1 business day before your desired date to ensure availability of an Admissions Counselor. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Reserve a Meeting with an Admissions Counselor

The Admissions Office is located in the Stokes Administration Building (Suite 113)


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