The Latest News

May
07

FMU recognizes top students with annual academic awards

FMU announced the winners of its annual academic awards, a tradition at FMU, recognize the very best students in various academic areas.

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May
04

Concert cancelled? No problem for FMU’s clever Jazz Ensemble

Like a lot of events this spring, the Francis Marion University Jazz Ensemble’s spring concert was cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. And then it re-emerged last week in a different form.

By Matt McColl | Homepage
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Apr
29

FMU preparing detailed plans for anticipated fall return to campus

Francis Marion University is putting together a comprehensive plan to keep students, faculty, and staff safe when fall 2020 classes begin in late August.

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Apr
29

Latest letter from Dr. Carter, FMU President – April 28, 2020

The latest message to the FMU community from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU's president. Dear FMU Community, Happy Reading Day. Congratulations on making it the through instructional portion of the semester. I hope that all of you and your families are doing well. Let me update you on a few of this week’s developments. Classes will [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Apr
22

Latest letter from Dr. Carter, FMU President – April 21, 2020

Latest letter from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President, to the FMU community. I hope that all of you and your families are healthy. As we enter our fourth week of online instruction, everything appears to be going well. While there have been sporadic problems with Blackboard, John Dixon and his staff have been very responsive [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Apr
21

FMU planning special graduation ceremony for spring class of 2020

Over FMU’s 50-year history, every graduating class has received their degrees at a formal commencement ceremony. The coronavirus outbreak, disrupting though it may be, isn’t going to end that streak.

By Matt McColl | Homepage
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Apr
20

Classroom specs: Size does matter

The classrooms on the Francis Marion University campus are, for the most part, utilitarian. They’re clean and they’re up to date. They do the job.

By Matt McColl | Homepage
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Apr
20

Changing lives, one big trip at a time

At Francis Marion University, we embrace this notion and work hard every year to send students and faculty scurrying across the country and around the globe, rather than vegetating in our little corner or the earth, no matter how pleasant we often find it.

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Apr
16

Francis Marion University to join Conference Carolinas

Francis Marion University will move to join the Conference Carolinas beginning with the 2021-22 school year. 

By Joshua Lloyd | News
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Apr
15

Help for FMU students under one roof at CASA

At FMU, help is easy to find because it’s all under one roof – it’s all in the “CASA,” FMU’s Center for Academic Success and Achievement.

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Apr
15

FMU School of Business renews accreditation with AACSB International

AACSB International, the world’s premier accrediting agency for college and university business programs, has extended the accreditation for the Francis Marion University School of Business through 2024. 

By Matt McColl | News
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Apr
14

Francis Marion enrolling students for summer semesters

Francis Marion University is now enrolling students for its upcoming Maymester, Summer Session I and Summer Session II semesters.

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Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in about 30-45 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this beautiful, you want to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for six straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university. Read more here.

Francis Marion University is ranked among Washington Monthly’s “Best Masters Universities” in the magazine’s latest ranking.

  • FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Francis Marion University is listed as the Best Ethnically Diverse University in the South by U.S. News and World Report.

CAMPUS MAP

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CONTACT US

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PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
4822 E. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506

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DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Francis Marion University follows all state, local, and federal laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher learning. FMU adheres to all Title IX policies, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state, local, or federal law. General questions regarding Title IX can be directed to the Office of Civil Rights (www.ed.gov/ocr). Specific questions may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator (titleixcoordinator@fmarion.edu) or the University’s Human Resources Office.

Francis Marion’s sexual misconduct (Title IX) procedures define the University’s response to reports of sexual misconduct and explain the recourse and protections afforded complainants and respondents.

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