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May
28

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – May 28, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff: Thank you for the hard work involved in finishing spring semester. I hope that all of you and your families are doing well. The past three weeks our focus has shifted from the completion of spring semester to preparation for fall. The senior staff has participated in discussions with DHEC, infectious [...]
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May
07

Latest letter from FMU President Dr. Fred Carter – May 7, 2020

I hope everyone is doing well. Permit me to take a little time to update you on a few issues. One of the most unique semesters in the university’s history is over. Final grades have been submitted and posted to transcripts, and diplomas will be mailed to graduating seniors by the end of next week. [...]
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Apr
29

Latest letter from Dr. Carter, FMU President – April 28, 2020

The latest message to the FMU community from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU's president. Dear FMU Community, Happy Reading Day. Congratulations on making it the through instructional portion of the semester. I hope that all of you and your families are doing well. Let me update you on a few of this week’s developments. Classes will [...]
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Apr
22

Latest letter from Dr. Carter, FMU President – April 21, 2020

Latest letter from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President, to the FMU community. I hope that all of you and your families are healthy. As we enter our fourth week of online instruction, everything appears to be going well. While there have been sporadic problems with Blackboard, John Dixon and his staff have been very responsive [...]
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Apr
10

Latest letter from Dr. Carter, FMU President – April 10, 2020

Latest letter from dr. Fred Carter, Francis Marion University president, to faculty and staff.   We have one more week behind us this semester, and I hope that everyone is doing well. Let me take a few minutes and update you on a few events of the past week.   The General Assembly convened on […]

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Apr
08

Registrar’s letter to students on amended Spring grading policy – April 8, 2020

Dear Students, Following our move to online classes FMU is amending grading policies for Spring, Late Spring and Summer I classes. Undergraduate students will have an option to choose Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) as an alternate to the traditional grading scale (A-F). Graduate students should talk to their program coordinators regarding the applicability of this policy to [...]
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Apr
02

Community message from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – April 2, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to the FMU Community. These are truly challenging times for our state and nation. While many difficulties and uncertainties still lie ahead, I wanted to let all of FMU’s many friends and family members know that the university is faring well. This is due, in large [...]
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Apr
02

FMU schedule and facility availability as of April 1, 2020

In response to the governor’s order to move to online instruction and limit employees on campuses across the state, FMU’s campus is currently operating on a limited basis. Daily hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A number of buildings that would ordinarily be open, both on FMU’s main campus and in downtown Florence, are [...]
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Mar
30

Latest statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 30, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to FMU faculty and staff. Let me begin by extending compliments to all of you for our successful transition to online instruction. It was a difficult and demanding task, especially given the timeline. All of you and a substantial number of academic support staff worked tirelessly [...]
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Mar
27

FMU Campus Technology providing Internet connectivity assistance

FMU is delivering online instructions to students for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester as a part of the university’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Francis Marion’s Campus Technology office is working with other organizations around the state to ensure all students have consistent Internet access.

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Mar
26

FMU facilities adjust hours of operation – March 26, 2020

Francis Marion University remains closed, however several facilities on campus will remain open for students in need of dining and academic resources. The Smith University Center will remain closed. The Patriot Bookstore will remain open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Rogers Library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each [...]
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Mar
23

Letter from FMU Residence Life to students – March 23, 2020

Dear FMU Residential Students, The situation with regard to the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve in the United Sates and across South Carolina. Federal and state officials are taking increasingly strident measures to control the contagion. Many of these measures are directed at keeping populations as sparse as possible. This is the primary reason FMU [...]
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