College is a time to try new things. To take classes to find out what you’re interested in. To join campus organizations to meet new friends. To grow as a person and into a professional. That’s the blueprint Austin Halliburton followed during his time at Francis Marion University, where he sampled as many parts of campus and academic life as he could.
Francis Marion University graduated its first class of doctoral students at its fall commencement ceremony Saturday. It was a big day for the University. A big day for the community and the region, too.
Francis Marion University will award degrees to 329 new graduates at its fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.
There is a possibility of a heavy rain and cold weather in parts of the Pee Dee area this weekend and into Monday.
Hurricane Michael is moving towards South Carolina and FMU officials are continuing to monitor its approach. It’s expected to reach our area during the day on Thursday.
Due to extensive flooding and widespread power outages throughout the Pee Dee River Basin, Francis Marion University will remain closed Monday and Tuesday.
Maintenance crews will be on campus Monday and Tuesday dealing with minor damage that occurred as a result of the storm, but essential systems on campus survived the storm in good shape.
Assuming major roadways are passable by mid-week, FMU will re-open on a normal schedule Wednesday.
Continue to monitor FMU’s website and social media channel for updates.
Francis Marion University will conduct its first-ever academic quiz bowl tournament — the President’s Bowl — Feb. 13 through March 8 of 2018. The competition will pit three-member teams of FMU students in matches of intense, cranial combat using the time-honored Quiz Bowl format.
Francis Marion University will re-open on Friday at 10:30 a.m. to allow staff to continue preparations for the regularly scheduled opening of residence halls on campus Sunday and registration ahead of the start of spring semester classes on Tuesday.