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Apr
09

Francis Marion hosts history honors society

Francis Marion University’s award-winning chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society is hosting the society’s 2017 Regional Meeting this weekend on the FMU campus. Students and faculty from colleges and universities across the southeast will gather to present papers and original research, and to debate historical topics with guests panelists. Phi Alpha […]

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Mar
31

FMU Concert Band to perform Spring Concert

The Francis Marion University Concert Band will perform their annual Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 in the FMU Performing Arts Center. Featuring a variety of works from Gabrieli, Hovhaness and John Philip Sousa, the band is guided by Francis Marion associate professor and coordinator of music, Dr. Terry Roberts. Tickets for the [...]

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Mar
28

FMU Artists Series brings international performers to PAC

Two world-renowned musicians are making their way to the Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center over the next week as a part of the FMU Artist Series. On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., violinist Francisco Cabán will take the stage in the Black Box Theater, blending his brilliant technique, masterful virtuosity into memorable interpretations of Vivaldi, [...]

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Mar
21

Francis Marion hosts “G-week” activities

Francis Marion University will hold a slew of events as a part of its Gender Awareness Week (G-Week). G-Week promotes gender awareness through inclusive events and runs from Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31. “The Clothesline Project” display, one of the week’s marquee events, will begin Monday and run through Friday. “The Clothesline Project” [...]

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Mar
15

FMU’s Arts International set to showcase performers from across the globe

Francis Marion University’s Arts International Festival, the region’s long running annual celebration of arts and culture, returns on Saturday, April 8. Performers from throughout the world will descend into downtown Florence and FMU’s Performing Arts Center, providing a day filled with international entertainers from noon until 6 p.m. rain or shine. There is no admission [...]

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Mar
09

Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation completes gift to FMU

Members of the board of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation recently presented FMU President Dr. Fred Carter with a check completing the foundation’s gift of $497,500 for medical and instructional equipment for the new Carter Center for Health Sciences. The Foundation has been instrumental in the creation of the new academic building in downtown [...]

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Mar
07

Francis Marion presents alumni awards

Francis Marion University honored Michael A. Blue (’85) as its 2017 Outstanding Alumnus at the university’s annual Alumni Awards Gala. Blue was one of five FMU alums honored at the March 2 event held at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. Blue earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from FMU and [...]

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Mar
07

HopeHealth’s Humphries receives Sheheen Non-Profit Excellence Award

Carl M. Humphries, chief executive officer of HopeHealth, Inc., received the 2017 Fred R. Sheheen Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Leadership at the South Carolina Association of Non-Profit Organizations (SCANPO) Summit, held on Tuesday, March 7 in Columbia, S.C. The award recognizes a graduate of the Francis Marion University’s newly named Fred Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership [...]

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Mar
03

FMU trustees ratify program additions

Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees ratified two new academic programs that will address regional and statewide economic needs at its quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 2 on the FMU campus. The university plans to add a new track – the Biology Secondary Education Option – to its Biology Degree program. The new track is [...]

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Mar
02

FMU names McNair Scholars

Francis Marion University has named three students as recipients of the prestigious McNair Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Kailey Eggert of Paul M Dorman High School in Greenville, S.C.; Nathan Hinson of Chester Senior High School in Chester, S.C.; and Kyndell Smith of St. James High School in Murrells Inlet, S.C. are the newest [...]

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Feb
28

Donors help FMU acquire Old Post Office building

Thanks to gifts from three generous donors, Francis Marion University has acquired the Old Post Office in Florence, it’s third major building in downtown area. University officials say the building will be for instructional use. It is on the corner of West Evans and Irby Streets, directly across from the university’s Carter Center for Health [...]

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Feb
25

Three Marion Medallions presented

Three cornerstones of the Pee Dee region were recognized for their contributions and service to the people of the area at the 2017 Marion Medallion awards ceremony on Monday, Feb. 27 at the FMU Performing Arts Center. Medallions were presented to Regi Armstrong of Armstrong Wealth Management, Carl Harmon of Caring and Sharing, and posthumously [...]

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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.

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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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