Parents and Families

Welcome to the Francis Marion University Patriot Family! Below you’ll find information of interest whether your student is an incoming freshman or a senior preparing to graduate.


Francis Marion University offers a number of options for on-campus housing. Traditional residence halls are available for freshman, while upperclassmen can choose to live in the Village Apartments of Forest Villas. Visit the Housing website to learn about room assignments, amenities offered, items to pack, and more.


The University offers an array of dining options for students ranging from Ervin Dining Hall to the POD store. The Grille houses a Subway and Cauthen Cafe brews Starbucks coffee. Full dining plans as well as Patriot Bucks are available. Visit the Dining website to learn more.

Counseling and Testing

The Office of Counseling and Testing serves to enhance students’ academic and well being. The Office of Counseling and Testing also coordinates the University’s testing services. For more information, visit the Office of Counseling and Testing website.

Center for Academic Success and Advisement (CASA)

The Center for Academic Success and Advisement is one of Francis Marion’s newest initiatives. Advising, Career Development, the Tutoring Center, and the Writing Center are all housed within CASA. All first-year students work with CASA advisors to help them in the transition between high school and college. For more information on CASA and services offered, visit the CASA website.