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Housing at FMU

No matter where you are on your FMU journey, we have housing options that work for our students. From dorm rooms to apartments, enjoy the convenience of being close to your classes, campus facilities, and student organizations.

As a college student, one of the essential aspects of your educational journey is finding the right housing option. College housing can significantly impact your overall college experience, affecting your social life, academic performance, and personal growth. There are various housing options available, each offering unique benefits and considerations. Select housing options below to begin exploring which choice is right for you.

Residence Halls

FMU has six residence hall buildings situated in two complexes. Palmetto Hall, Swamp Fox Hall and Marion State Hall form a courtyard with the Ervin Dining Hall. Bell Isle, Snow Island, and Ellen C. Watson Hall form a courtyard around the Allston Housing Office Complex.

The residence halls provide an excellent living environment for mostly first and second-year students. This setting promotes the establishment of new friends, develops community-living skills, and provides academic enrichment.


Each residence hall suite consists of two bedrooms (two students per room) with an adjoining bath shared by all four residents living in the suite. Residence hall rooms are furnished with:

  • Extra-long single size beds and mattresses
  • Wardrobes
  • Study desks and chairs
  • Window treatments
  • Telephone (with local and campus telephone access)
  • High-speed internet connection (2 per room)
  • Basic cable television service (1 per room)
360 dorm virtual tour



While all full-time FMU Students are eligible to live in the Residence Hall Complexes, these buildings are designed to primarily meet the needs of first-year and second-year students. Every residence hall floor is secured by an electronic “Intelli-Key,” which allows only residents of that floor to enter. A Resident Assistant is assigned to every floor to serve as a resource for students, providing information, oversight, and activities for the residents.

The Village Apartments

The Village Apartments, the first student housing on campus, were first occupied in 1980. The complex consists of 12 two-story apartment buildings accommodating 386 residents. Residing in the Village Apartments provides upper-class students a higher level of independence and less oversight than the residence halls. As they successfully progress through their college careers, many students choose campus apartment living.


Students assigned to the Village Apartments may choose from two options:

One-Bedroom Apartments

One bedroom apartments are shared by two students. The residents share a bedroom, kitchen/living area, and bathroom.

Four-Bedroom Apartments

Four bedroom apartments are shared by four students. Each student has their individual bedroom, and shares the kitchen/living area and bathroom with the other three residents of their apartment.


village floor plan


  • Extra-long single-size beds and mattresses
  • Wardrobes
  • Study desks and chairs
  • Stove, refrigerator, microwave oven
  • Dining room table and chairs
  • Telephone with local and campus access
  • Basic cable television service
  • Access to the University computer network
  • Window treatments
  • One cable connection in each Village Apartments common area
  • One internet connection in each apartment bedroom


While all full-time FMU Students are eligible to live in the Residence Hall Complexes, the Village Apartments are designed for our upperclass students. Twenty-four (24) credits are required to live in the Village Apartments.

The Forest Villas

The Forest Villas are a contemporary apartment complex with three, three-story buildings to accommodate 421 beds. Primarily made up of four-bedroom apartments, the units in the Forest Villas are one-third larger than those in the University Village Apartments. The addition of The Forest Villas provides a campus living option to those upperclass students who desire the highest quality and modern conveniences of apartment living.

Conveniently located on the southeast side of the FMU campus adjacent to Belle Isle, Snow Island and Ellen C. Watson Residence Halls, the Forest Villas have ample parking with convenient access to the Housing Office.

forest villas 360 virtual tour



  • Large single bedrooms each have a full bed, 4-drawer chest, closet, study desk and chair.
  • Two full bathrooms in each four bedroom apartment.
  • Shared living area with entertainment center stand, upholstered sofa, chair, and end tables.
  • Shared dining area with dining table and chairs.
  • Fully equipped shared kitchen including stove, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, and garbage disposal.
  • Telephone with local and campus access.
  • Access to the University computer network.
  • Basic cable television service.
  • Basic utilities included in lease.
  • One cable connection in each Forest Villas common area and each Forest Villas bedroom.
  • One internet connection in each apartment bedroom
  • Full-size beds, living room chair, entertainment stand, end tables
  • Dishwasher and garbage disposal


While all full-time FMU Students are eligible to live in the Residence Hall Complexes, the Forest Villas are designed for our graduate and upperclass students. Assignments to the Forest Villas are made with priority order given to graduate students, seniors, juniors and sophomores.

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Graphic Design on the FMU Campus Map in 2019