Saturday's Schedule

11:00 AM: Tailgating Begins at UC Fields

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

*Reservations no longer available for Homecoming.

11:00 AM: Patriot Softball vs. West Liberty

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 in the UC

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

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Homecoming Tailgating Map 2019

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The Patriot softball squad has had a good start to their season, and when we say "a good start" what we really mean is a beast-mode 12-1 record and six game win streak happening now! They're back in action this weekend with home games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Follow FMU Athletics at FMU Sports. #SwampEm ...

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Dr. Erica James, assistant professor of Psychology at Francis Marion University, received the African-American Faculty & Staff Coalition’s Diversity Award, highlighting the organization’s annual 19th annual gala earlier tonight. #yourFMUstory ...

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James receives FMU’s AAFSC Diversity Award 

Dr. Erica James, assistant professor of Psychology at Francis Marion University, received the AAFSC's Diversity Award at the organization’s annual 19th annual gala Thursday night on campus.

University Place Gallery set to host new juried exhibition

University Place Gallery, Francis Marion University’s newest gallery in downtown Florence, will host its newest exhibition beginning on March 10 with the 2020 FMU Juried Student Art Exhibition.

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