Congratulations to Graduating McNair Scholars
Each year, The Robert E. McNair Scholarship is awarded to exceptional students from South Carolina. All McNair Scholars are given the opportunity to study abroad and participate in public service projects. They are also enrolled in the FMU Honors program, and complete an honors thesis as a part of their graduation requirements. This May, the McNair […]
Belle Baruch Institute Celebrates Retirement; Welcomes New Co-Director
Housed within FMU’s McNair Institute for Research and Service, The Belle Baruch Institute for South Carolina Studies (BISCS) was established in 2017 by a unique partnership between Francis Marion University, Coastal Carolina University, and the Belle W. Baruch Foundation at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown, SC. Dr. Lynn Hanson, Professor Emeritus of English at FMU, was […]
Hurricane Ian Updates
Francis Marion University is closely watching the path of Hurricane Ian and preparing for the storm’s possible impact on university operations. According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources SC State Climate Office, the entirety of the state is expected to be impacted by this hurricane. Wind gusts over 40 mph are possible; however, […]
Live Stream 2021 Commencement
Francis Marion University will hold three in-person commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 7, and Saturday May 8 for its spring 2021 graduating class.
FMU closing early due to approaching storms
Francis Marion University will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, in anticipation of severe weather that’s expected to pass through the Pee Dee Region. All campus activities after 1 p.m. are cancelled. Continue to check here and our social media channels for more information. FMU will use the Swamp Fox Alert system to […]
FMU implements personal health assessment app
Francis Marion University is implementing an innovative personal health assessment app called “HealthChampion.”
Student Health Office moves to University Center
The Student Health Center provides a front-line healthcare resource for the FMU community.
Latest statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 9, 2020
Latest message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University to FMU faculty and staff. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the first confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Carolina. They are being treated and monitored with the protocol established by the Centers for Disease Control [...]
FMU opening delayed until 10 a.m. on Friday, first classes begin at 10:30 a.m.
While there are varying forecasts with regard to snowfall in the Florence area, the northwestern part of our service area is expected to have heavier snowfall, more torrential rains, and stronger winds. Accordingly, the University will delay opening until 10:00am with the first classes beginning at 10:30am. Check the FMU Weather Alerts page for regular […]
Major Opportunities: Math
Today we are spotlighting some Math majors. They wanted to share their experiences and goals. Jonathan BrittWhere is your hometown?Lamar, SC What do you like best about Francis Marion University?I like the faculty the best! Why did you pick math for your major?I chose mathematics because it is beautiful and very useful. I see math […]
Major Opportunities: English Liberal Arts
Do you enjoy thinking, learning, and discovering new things about not only yourself and the world? Are you passionate about connecting with others in the world and learning about new cultures and ideas? If so, an English Liberal Arts Major is definitely for you! In our classes, you learn how to interpret books and stories, […]