Francis Marion University’s 50th anniversary homecoming celebration includes a week’s worth event leading up to the big Homecoming Day event on Feb. 1. Here’s a look at all that’s going on.

January 27 - Silent Disco Dance Party

7:00 PM at the Smith UC Commons

Party like a Patriot at the Homecoming Silent Disco! All party-goers will receive headphones at the entrance to that will play  a mixture of music by a live DJ and crowd-chosen tunes! Different mixes and styles of music will be available to allow students to easily switch between options and groove to the music they choose!

January 28 - The Golden Mixer

7:00 PM at the Smith UC Commons

This is an evening of fun and mingling that will feature a painting session, Bingo, Giant Jenga, cornhole, and much more! Students will be able to enjoy all of this evening’s festivities accompanied by music and drinks.

January 29 - FMU's Got Talent Finale

7:00 PM at the FMU Performing Arts Center

Come out and see the finale for season two of FMU’s Got Talent. Unlike the other shows, you will get to live vote for your favorite performer and find out that night who will win the big cash prize. Plus, we’ll have special guest performances while we’re tallying the votes. This event is open to the public as well!

Tickets Here

January 30 - The Patriot Bonfire

6:00 PM at the Smith UC Intramural 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!

January 31 - Homecoming Eve

5:00 PM:  Patriot Baseball  vs. Mars Hill

Sparrow Stadium

6:00 PM:  Homecoming Eve in Downtown Florence

Join Alumni in Downtown Florence at the brand new University Place Gallery on Dargan Street 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 with old friends!

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!

11:45 AM:  Homecoming Parade

Come join us as the annual Homecoming Day Patriot Parade heads down Heyward and Alumni drives.

Register Here to be a part of the Homecoming Parade!

1:00 PM:  22nd-annual Swamp Fox Club Benefit Silent Auction

A silent auction featuring sports memorabilia and local merchandise will happen between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Smith University Center gym.

1:00 PM:  Patriot Softball vs. University of Mount Olive

Softball Field at Griffin Athletic Complex, FREE admission

1:30 PM: Patriot Women’s Basketball vs. Georgia Southwestern State University

Smith UC Gym, FREE admission

2:00 PM: Patriot Baseball vs. Lenoir-Rhyne University

Sparrow Stadium, FREE admission

3:15 PM:  Recognition of past FMU’s Past National Championship teams

Join as FMU honors its national championship teams in the Smith UC Gym

3:30 PM: Patriot Men’s Basketball vs. Georgia Southwestern State University

Smith UC Gym, FREE admission

4:00 PM: Half-time FMU Homecoming Court Presentation

Smith UC Gym, FREE admission

February 2 - Post-Homecoming

1:00 PM:  Patriot Softball vs. Converse College

Griffin Athletic Complex

3:00 PM: Patriot Baseball vs. Southern Wesleyan University

Sparrow Stadium

Francis Marion Celebrates 50 Years!

The Francis Marion statue at the center of FMU's campus.

Francis Marion University turns 50 in 2020 and we’re celebrating all year long! Visit our 50th webpage to see what’s in store for FMU at 50!