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Sep
16

How to Survive 8:30 Classes

It’s been a few weeks, and you should be getting settled into a good routine by now. Are you finding yourself struggling to make it to your 8:30 classes? It’s weird how you were able to make it to class for high school, but 8:30 classes in college seem so different. Most people loathe 8:30 […]

By Devin Cribb | Uncategorized
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Sep
13

FMU administration monitoring tropical depression – Sept. 13, 2019

Francis Marion University’s administration is monitoring the progress of Tropical Depression No. 9 (Humberto).

By Matt McColl | Uncategorized
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Sep
11

“Post Secrets” coming to the FMU PAC

The “Post Secret” project will be at Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center for a one-night show on Thursday Sept. 19 at 7:45 p.m.

By Matt McColl | Uncategorized
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Sep
09

What To Do If You Miss Class

Check your syllabus for attendance, late work, and make-up policies. As we have mentioned before, the syllabus is important. It includes all of the important information that you will need for the class, including attendance, late work, and make-up policies. If you know you’re going to miss class, email your professor beforehand. If you cannot […]

By Devin Cribb | Uncategorized
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Sep
03

How to Email Your Professor (or advisor)

Emails are an important form of communication for college students. Not only does the school send information through email, but students should also use it as a communication tool. Texting has become the norm for most people, so sending an email from your phone can seem similar. However, emails and text messages are different and […]

By Devin Cribb | Uncategorized
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Aug
26

5 Things I Wish I had Known as a Freshman

It’s the second week of school and I hope that things are starting to settle down for you just a bit. I hope you are figuring out your surroundings, meeting new people, and learning how to be a college student. Wait…what? Learning how to be a “college student?” Isn’t being a “college student” the same […]

By Devin Cribb | Uncategorized
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Aug
14

FMU First-Year Experience

As the new academic year begins, we are excited to meet our newest Patriots. Please join us during our first-year experience activities starting August 17th. Saturday will be a long, hot day, but we want to help you get settled in, have fun, and meet new friends. Class of 2023, this night is for you! […]

By Devin Cribb | Uncategorized
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Aug
12

What to Pack for College

Over and under packing is a worry that most new college students have, but this list will give you a good idea of what you should bring on move-in day. CASA Staff collaborated with Resident Assistants (RAs) and students about what they thought was most important to bring. This list is generic and goes through […]

By Devin Cribb | Uncategorized
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May
02

Two degrees and five years later, Sofia Henning is happy with her college choice

When Sofia Henning came to Francis Marion University five years ago, an 18-year-old tennis player from Sweden, dropped into the Pee Dee by the opportunity to play American college tennis, she didn’t know what to expect. What she didn’t expect was that she’d fall in love with the place, and wind up spending five years [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | Uncategorized
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May
01

Her engineering foray took a “leap of faith”

High school students often have only the vaguest idea of a career they’d like to pursue as they enter college. Taylor Watson, a member of FMU’s spring 2019 graduating class, was no different than most.

By Joshua Lloyd | Uncategorized
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May
01

FMU math major ready to step into teaching

Francis Marion University has long served as the backbone of teacher education in the Pee Dee and the state. Now, as South Carolina wrestles with an increasing shortage of teachers, especially in critical specialties, FMU is once again stepping to the fore. FMU has added new certification programs for biology and history majors in recent [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | Uncategorized
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May
01

Plans changed for McLaughlin and that’s a good thing

Plans change. Every college student knows that (or should) but Precious McLaughlin says they should really embrace it. McLaughlin, a celebrated part of Francis Marion University’s class of 2019, did. She came to FMU four years ago planning to graduate from another college. It wasn’t her first choice but her mother suggested it. So McLaughlin [...]

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Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in about 30-45 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this beautiful, you want to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for six straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university. Read more here.

Francis Marion University is ranked among Washington Monthly’s “Best Masters Universities” in the magazine’s latest ranking.

  • FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Francis Marion University is listed as the Best Ethnically Diverse University in the South by U.S. News and World Report.

CAMPUS MAP

Download the campus map HERE.

CONTACT US

Mailing Address:
PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
4822 E. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506

1-800-368-7551
Main Office Numbers

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DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Francis Marion University follows all state, local, and federal laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher learning. FMU adheres to all Title IX policies, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state, local, or federal law. General questions regarding Title IX can be directed to the Office of Civil Rights (www.ed.gov/ocr). Specific questions may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator (titleixcoordinator@fmarion.edu) or the University’s Human Resources Office.

Francis Marion’s sexual misconduct (Title IX) procedures define the University’s response to reports of sexual misconduct and explain the recourse and protections afforded complainants and respondents.

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