New Students

Congratulations and welcome to campus living at Francis Marion! This page will provide you with important information as a new student. You’ll find everything you need to get started here!

Move-In Days

Moving to FMU is a great experience and we’re here to help! We have loads of volunteers and FMU community members on hand to make this special day stress-free and enjoyable for everyone.

Important Dates

What to Bring

Residence Halls have 80-inch mattresses in length, often referred to as “extra long” on packaging. These are widely available at most department stores.

  • Comforter
  • Sheets (single size for the Village Apartments and full size for the Forest Villas)
  • Pillow
  • Pillow cases
  • Blankets
  • Mattress pad or mattress cover

Residence Hall Bedding Program

There’s a convenient way to get everything you need for your residence hall room or apartment, especially the XL sheets needed for all beds (except those in the Forest Villas Apartments). Visit Our Campus Market to view our full selection of colors and patterns and to place your order.

Francis Marion University has been offering the Residence Hall Linens program since 1993. Students at Francis Marion University require specially-sized sheets, mattress pads and comforters to fit campus mattresses. These beds, which are longer than 76 inches, are intended to maximize student comfort.

When you reserve your college bedding through this program, you ensure the right size linens for move-in. The selection is larger than you will find anywhere else, at prices that are budget-friendly. Best of all, every product available through this program is guaranteed to fit and guaranteed to last from move-in all the way to graduation. Extra-long sheets, extra-long mattress pads, extra-long comforters, pillows, decor, storage solutions and all other products are backed by this guarantee.

We recommend that parents and students respond early, in order to have the widest selection of college bedding to choose from. You will guarantee your first choice color or pattern and make great progress on your college shopping checklist.

  • Toilet tissue
  • Shower mat
  • Towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Toilet bowl brush
  • Personal bathroom necessities
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Microwave (1 per room, no larger than 1-cubic-ft.)
  • Microwave-safe plate and bowls
  • Drinking glasses
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Refrigerator (no larger than 2-cubic-ft. each)
  • Trash can
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamp
  • Calendar or daily planner
  • Surge protector
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Television (optional)
  • Computer (optional)