Housing & Residence Life

Campus Move-In: January 12

Spring 2021 Move-in at FMU begins on January 12, 2021. In addition to continuing our Fall 2020 policies/procedure, we will be implementing one additional safeguard as we return to campus in January. We will require that all residential students provide results of a negative COVID-19 test before they will be allowed to return to the residence halls or apartments. This process will enhance our ability to get off to a safe start.

Here’s how this spring check-in process will work:

• Students should be familiar with all FMU policies and procedures related to the pandemic, including the wearing of masks on campus and appropriate social distancing.

• Residential students are required to present proof of a recent, negative COVID-19 test at check-in prior to entering residence halls/apartments for the spring semester. Residence halls/apartments open January 12. Classes begin on January 19.

• Residential students should be tested for COVID-19 by their preferred healthcare provider or at one of the dozens of free testing sites operated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control across South Carolina. A list of DHEC testing sites is available here https://scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-testing-locations. Note that testing locations and dates change frequently.

• Tests must be conducted not more than one week prior to check-in date. For example, a student checking in on January 12 must have been tested no earlier than January 5. A student checking in on January 13 must have been tested no earlier than January 6, etc.

• Accepted tests include PCR, antigen, and saliva tests. Home tests will not be accepted.

• Students must present proof of a negative test at check-in, which will begin on January 12. Written or electronic proof is acceptable. If possible, email the proof to housing@fmarion.edu prior to check-in.

• No appointment is required for spring check-in. Students can report their corresponding check-in location (see locations below) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 12-18. Check-in will include a temperature screening, a brief questionnaire, and verification of negative COVID-19 test.

Check-In Locations: Forrest Villas — Heyward Community Center; Village Apartments — Logan 3; Residence Halls — Study Room (back of Housing Office); New Students/Room Changes — Housing Office Lobby

• Students who arrive on campus without a test may be tested by FMU Student Health, but this will delay check-in and result in a testing charge being added to the student’s account. Students who test positive will be required to return home for the duration of their isolation period.

• Students who receive a positive result on their return-to-campus test should notify FMU’s COVID-19 Response Office (843-661-4665 or covidresponse@fmarion.edu), and remain at home through the quarantine period. Students who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms after their return-to-campus testing, but before returning to campus, should remain at home and consider being tested or re-tested.

• Students who tested positive for COVID-19 prior to returning to campus, or prior to January 2021, are required to produce a negative test to return to campus housing. Contact the COVID Response Office for more details.

Apply for Housing

FMU offers the students who wish to live on campus several options designed to meet their needs as they successfully progress through their academic careers. There’s still time to apply for the Fall 2020 semester, too! Click the link below to get started!

FMU Housing Options

Francis Marion offers a variety of campus housing for all students, whether you’re a first-time college student or a senior. Check out our Housing options below!

Apply for Housing

FMU offers the students who wish to live on campus several options designed to meet their needs as they successfully progress through their academic careers. Freshmen may choose to live in our residence halls where they will share a room with another student. These rooms are arranged in a suite arrangement with two rooms connected by a shared bath. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students may live in the residence halls or choose an apartment. The apartments offer a variety of choices – one, two or four bedroom units. In the apartments, students share living/dining areas, bath and kitchen facilities. Assignments to campus housing are made according to eligibility, application date, and availability.

FMU offers the students who wish to live on campus several options designed to meet their needs as they successfully progress through their academic careers. Freshmen may choose to live in our residence halls where they will share a room with another student. These rooms are arranged in a suite arrangement with two rooms connected by a shared bath. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students may live in the residence halls or choose an apartment. The apartments offer a variety of choices – one, two or four bedroom units. In the apartments, students share living/dining areas, bath and kitchen facilities. Assignments to campus housing are made according to eligibility, application date, and availability.

Have a question? Contact us!
FMU Housing Office

843-661-1330

housing@fmarion.edu