Campus Amenities

On-Campus Resources

At Francis Marion University you will find a rich on-campus environment offering many conveniences to students who live on site. From dining options to laundry services, we’ve got you covered!
Whether you are a new student just starting out or someone already familiar with our university, services and amenities are available to make your college-life experience all it can be.
Entrance to the housing office

Allston Housing Office Complex

The Allard A. Allston Housing Office complex is located in the courtyard of Belle Isle, Snow Island, and Ellen C. Watson residence halls. The Housing office is open during regular university business hours. Office space for the housing staff, a service desk, restrooms, a meeting room, and study room are located in the complex.

Other amenities include a microwave oven, vending machines, and a copy machine. Services include maintenance requests, room change requests, package pick-up, key services, and general residential student assistance.

Dining Services

Francis Marion University offers many options for dining on Campus. Students may choose from Ervin Dining Hall, The Grille, Subway, Cauthen Cafe (including Starbucks),  and the P.O.D. Market.


Francis Marion conveniently maintains two swimming pools for student use on campus, one indoor pool and one outdoor pool. The indoor pool is located in the Smith University Center and the outdoor is located near The Grille on Heyward Drive.


The Laundry facilities are located adjacent to Ervin Dining Hall and in Heyward Community Center. Coin operated vending machines with laundry products are available.Laundry services at Francis Marion University are provided through a partnership with Caldwell & Gregory.  The laundry rooms on campus have been equipped with the most Energy Efficient washers and dryers on the market today. Each laundry room has instruction signs on the proper use of the equipment and how to notify Caldwell & Gregory if a machine malfunctions.

Clothing must be promptly removed to allow others the opportunity to utilize the services. The university does not assume responsibility for the loss or theft of property left in machines or on the premises. Laundry not picked up in a 24-hour period will be discarded.

For all residential students, the cost of laundry is included in your room fees. There are no additional charges for washing or drying.

Check available washers and/or dryers with Wash Alert before going to the laundry room.  Wash Alert allows you to monitor laundry status in both the Heyward Building Laundry Room and the Ervin Dining Hall Laundry Room. Sign on by using the convenient QR code posted in each laundry room to monitor via your phone or download the app below. You may also receive notification when your laundry is complete, and report problems to keep machines up and running.

Heyward Community Center

The Heyward Community Center is available for use by all students. Amenities include a commons room (large screen television, various seating arrangements, service desk), laundry, vending, a conference room, and a fitness center.Mail service is for Phase I residence only. Phase II mail boxes are located inside the residential buildings.