The Latest News

Apr
13

FMU Performing Arts Center will not reschedule Colvin concert

Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin’s planned performance at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.

By Joshua Lloyd | News
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Apr
10

Latest letter from Dr. Carter, FMU President – April 10, 2020

Latest letter from dr. Fred Carter, Francis Marion University president, to faculty and staff.   We have one more week behind us this semester, and I hope that everyone is doing well. Let me take a few minutes and update you on a few events of the past week.   The General Assembly convened on […]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Apr
09

Francis Marion University hosting virtual admissions meetings

The Francis Marion University Office of Admissions is hosting virtual meetings with an FMU admissions counselor for potential Patriots that still have questions about the process of applying, enrolling, or just college in general.

By Matt McColl | News
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Apr
08

FMU offering new grading option for Spring, Late Spring, Summer I

Francis Marion University is offering students a choice of grading systems for each course for the Spring semester, the Late Spring Semester and Summer I.

By Joshua Lloyd | News
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Apr
08

Registrar’s letter to students on amended Spring grading policy – April 8, 2020

Dear Students, Following our move to online classes FMU is amending grading policies for Spring, Late Spring and Summer I classes. Undergraduate students will have an option to choose Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) as an alternate to the traditional grading scale (A-F). Graduate students should talk to their program coordinators regarding the applicability of this policy to [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Apr
08

FMU will continue online for remainder of semester

Francis Marion University has moved to online instruction for the Spring 2020 semester and has closed most of the campus due to the Covid-19 crisis.

By Joshua Lloyd | News
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Apr
07

FMU School of Education faculty and students bring the classroom online

Francis Marion School of Education students and faculty may be outside of their normal classroom environments, but their eagerness to teach persists.

By Joshua Lloyd | News
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Apr
04

Francis Marion hosts special Open House presentation

Francis Marion’s final Open House of the spring semester wasn’t held in person, but potential Patriots were given a unique opportunity to learn more about the University 

By Matt McColl | News
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Apr
02

Community message from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – April 2, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to the FMU Community. These are truly challenging times for our state and nation. While many difficulties and uncertainties still lie ahead, I wanted to let all of FMU’s many friends and family members know that the university is faring well. This is due, in large [...]

By Matt McColl | health advisory
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Apr
02

FMU schedule and facility availability as of April 1, 2020

In response to the governor’s order to move to online instruction and limit employees on campuses across the state, FMU’s campus is currently operating on a limited basis. Daily hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A number of buildings that would ordinarily be open, both on FMU’s main campus and in downtown Florence, are [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Apr
01

Housing, dining refund Checks coming April 10

FMU, following guidance issued by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, will refund some fees for residential students who checked out of student housing due to the ongoing situation with regards to COVID-19. 

By Matt McColl | News
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Apr
01

FMU to deliver special Open House presentation on April 4

Francis Marion’s final Open House of the spring semester won’t be held in person, but potential Patriots hoping to learn more about the University will still have an opportunity to do just that at a special Open House presentation.

By Matt McColl | News
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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

1-800-368-7551
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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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