Homecoming Banner 2019

February 18 - Blast from the Past

7:00 PM at the UC Commons

Come out and get hyped for Homecoming with our “Blast to the Past” party! Each class will rep a different decade and enjoy a photo booth, music by DJ J Watts, free food, more! What’s your decade? Freshmen: 1920s, Sophomores: 1970s, Juniors: 1980s, Seniors: 1990s.

February 19 - Education Alumni Reception

6:00 PM: School of Education Alumni Reception

Event held at The Cottage. Our annual celebration where we invite our alumni and friends back to campus to hear about all of the past year’s successes and learn about our future plans! The event is FREE; however, to aid in our planning we require you to register and pay for a $5 ticket. When you arrive that evening and check-in, your $5 will be refunded, or you may donate your $5 to the Alumni Association.

Tickets Here

February 20 - FMU's Got Talent

7:00 PM at the FMU PAC

Join us at the PAC for the FMU’s Got Talent Finale! Watch our top student performers battle it out on stage and vote for your favorite contestant. While the votes are tallied the audience will enjoy a live performance by Atlanta native and award winning artist Alex Ahn.

FREE admission (tickets) to the first 400 FMU students when presenting a valid Student ID on the night of the show. $10 General Admission for alumni and friends. For more information, contact the FMU Campus Activities Board at fmucab@fmarion.edu.

Tickets Here

February 21 - Patriot Bonfire

6:00 PM at the University Center Fields

Join us for this Patriot tradition behind the UC as we light up the night and make some noise for our Patriots before Homecoming games begin!

Bonfire After-Party in the Smith UC

Immediately following the Patriot bonfire, get lit at the Glow After Party in the Smith University Center Commons.

February 22 - Homecoming Eve

6:00 PM:  Patriot Baseball  vs. USC Aiken

Sparrow Stadium, FREE Admission

8:00 PM:  Homecoming Eve in Downtown Florence

Join Alumni in Downtown Florence at the brand new Hyatt Place as they reconnect with friends and celebrate their days at Francis Marion while enjoying the many options in the downtown social scene. Enjoy a cocktail mingle on the balcony overlooking the corner of Dargan and Evans in Downtown with music provided by a live DJ until 10 p.m.

Tickets Here


11:00 AM:  Homecoming Tailgating Begins at the UC Fields

Catch up with classmates & enjoy great food from a variety of food trucks or bring your own!

Reserve your Tailgating spot HERE!

11:00 AM: Patriot Softball vs. West Liberty University

Griffin Athletic Complex, FREE admission

11:45 AM:  Homecoming Parade

Come join us as the Patriot Parade heads down Heyward and Alumni drives

Noon:  Patriot Tennis vs. Barton

Kassab Courts, FREE admission

Noon:  Patriot Fest on the UC Lawn

Join the FMU community as we celebrate with a DJ, lunch , children’s activities, and more!

1:00 PM:  Silent Auction

Bid on FMU memorabilia & other items while helping FMU Athletics

(ends at halftime of Men’s Basketball game)

1:30 PM: Patriot Women’s Basketball vs. Flagler College

Smith UC Gym, FREE admission

FMU Athletic Hall of Fame Installation following the women’s basketball game

2:00 PM: Patriot Baseball vs. USC Aiken

Sparrow Stadium, FREE admission

3:00 PM:  Patriot Softball vs. Queens

Griffin Athletic Complex, FREE admission

3:30 PM: Patriot Men’s Basketball vs. Flagler College

Smith UC Gym, FREE admission

7:30 PM:  Second City Comedy Tour

FMU Performing Arts Center in Downtown Florence

PAC Tickets Here

February 24 - Post-Homecoming

11:00 AM:  Patriot Softball vs. West Liberty

Griffin Athletic Complex, FREE admission

1:00 PM: Patriot Baseball vs. USC Aiken

Sparrow Stadium, FREE admission

1:00 PM: Patriot Men’s Tennis vs. Johnson C. Smith 

Kassab Courts, FREE admission

3:00 PM:  Patriot Softball vs. Queens

Griffin Athletic Complex, FREE admission

All-Access Pass

This year’s Homecoming is set to be the biggest and best on record, and we’re making it easier for our Patriot Alumni to attend our exclusive events with a Homecoming 2019 All-Access Pass! Our Eventbrite page will allow you to choose which ticketed events you’ll attend, access to tailgating reservations, and a discounted price when you purchase and All-Access Pass! Link Below.

Homecoming pennant

Finish off Homecoming with a night of laughter at the PAC!

The Second City is one of the most influential and prolific comedy empires in the world and they’re bringing their act to the FMU Performing Arts Center just in time for Homecoming 2019! Tickets are as low as $21 and are available for purchase now! Link Below!

Second City