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Feb
14

FMU President’s Bowl to begin Thursday

Francis Marion University’s first-ever intramural Quiz Bowl tournament — the President’s Bowl — will kickoff with its first set of matches on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Smith University Center commons located on the Francis Marion campus.

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Feb
12

FMU crowns 2018 Homecoming king and queen

FMU celebrated its 2017 Homecoming by crowing a new king and queen and awarding other honors during the festivities.

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Feb
09

Francis Marion to host award-winning guitarist

Robert Trent, a well-traveled classical guitarist focusing on works from the 20th century, will perform at FMU’s Adele Kassab Recital Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 2:30 p.m.

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Feb
06

FMU School of Education presents alumni award

FMU’s School of Education honored one of its outstanding alumni at its annual Alumni Awards Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

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Jan
29

FMU, SC Humanities to host Beyond Mother Emanuel

FMU, in conjunction with South Carolina Humanities, will look to jump start the conversation on several thorny topics related to race and culture in America when it hosts a first-of-its-kind symposium Feb. 26-28.

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Jan
26

FMU’s Dooley Planetarium celebrates 40 years Sunday

When FMU’s Dooley Planetarium opened 40 years ago, the Pee Dee region was presented with a distinctive new venue for education and, yes, entertainment.

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Jan
24

Do you have the fastest brain on campus?

Francis Marion University will conduct its first-ever academic quiz bowl tournament — the President’s Bowl — Feb. 13 through March 8 of 2018. The competition will pit three-member teams of FMU students in matches of intense, cranial combat using the time-honored Quiz Bowl format.

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Jan
19

FMU’s South Carolina Chamber Music Festival returns for sixth year

The South Carolina Chamber Music Festival, produced by FMU’s Dr. Paolo Gualdi, will make its way to Florence for its sixth season on Monday, Feb. 19.

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Jan
17

FMU to host Holocaust Remembrance program

Francis Marion University will observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a special presentation by Marlene Roth from the Columbia Holocaust Education Commission on Wednesday, Jan. 24. in the Cauthen Educational Media Center’s Lowrimore Auditorium on the FMU campus at 4 p.m.

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Jan
16

FMU to host Black History Heritage Celebration

FMU will host renowned performer and storyteller Dr. Naima Johnston Bush on Monday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. at the Lowrimore Auditorium.

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Jan
15

Francis Marion to celebrate 2018 Homecoming Feb. 10

Francis Marion University’s 2018 Homecoming week will kick off on Monday, Feb. 5 with a week of activities leading up to the big Homecoming Day celebration on Saturday, Feb 10.

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Jan
12

Myrtle Beach, Greenville artists’ works featured at FMU gallery

Ceramic sculptures by Greenville artist Elaine Quave and paintings by Myrtle Beach artist Neva Campbell will be on view in the Adele Kassab Gallery in the Hyman Fine Arts Center at FMU from Jan. 9 through Feb. 15.

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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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CONTACT US

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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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