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Apr
01

Francis Marion’s CASA Success Tips for Remote Learning

Francis Marion University's Center for Academic Success and Advisement has provided some tips to make online learning smoother. CONNECT Before classes begin, ensure that you can connect online to materials needed for class. Check your @g.fmarion.edu email at least two or three times throughout each day. Your school email address is where you will receive [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | News
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Mar
30

Latest statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 30, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to FMU faculty and staff. Let me begin by extending compliments to all of you for our successful transition to online instruction. It was a difficult and demanding task, especially given the timeline. All of you and a substantial number of academic support staff worked tirelessly [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Mar
28

FMU faculty, staff, and student body make online instruction a success

Francis Marion University moved to online instruction with few flaws last week in response to the coronavirus outbreak. With the help of FMU’s faculty, staff and student body, the process has been quite smooth.

By Matt McColl | News
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Mar
27

FMU Campus Technology providing Internet connectivity assistance

FMU is delivering online instructions to students for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester as a part of the university’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Francis Marion’s Campus Technology office is working with other organizations around the state to ensure all students have consistent Internet access.

By Matt McColl | health advisory
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Mar
26

FMU facilities adjust hours of operation – March 26, 2020

Francis Marion University remains closed, however several facilities on campus will remain open for students in need of dining and academic resources. The Smith University Center will remain closed. The Patriot Bookstore will remain open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Rogers Library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Mar
25

Spring concerts at FMU PAC postponed

Grammy winner Shawn Colvin’s April 25 concert has been postponed until a later date. The Allman Betts Band has been rescheduled from May 6 to August 19.

By Matt McColl | News
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Mar
23

Letter from FMU Residence Life to students – March 23, 2020

Dear FMU Residential Students, The situation with regard to the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve in the United Sates and across South Carolina. Federal and state officials are taking increasingly strident measures to control the contagion. Many of these measures are directed at keeping populations as sparse as possible. This is the primary reason FMU [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Mar
19

Latest statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 19, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to FMU faculty and staff. Governor McMaster instructed all public universities to take the necessary actions to provide online instruction for the remainder of the semester. This removes any ambiguity regarding the rest of our academic year. After consultation with Robert Lee, our board chair, we [...]

By Matt McColl | health advisory
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Mar
19

Statement from Dr. Peter King, FMU provost – March 19, 2020

A message from Dr. Peter King, provost of Francis Marion University, to all Francis Marion University students made on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

By Matt McColl | health advisory
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Mar
17

FMU campus dining services to operate on limited basis during closing- March 17, 2020

While Francis Marion University remains closed through this month per Gov. Henry McMaster's executive order, campus dining services will operate under limited hours of operation after spring break for students remaining on campus. Ervin Dining Hall will be open on Sunday (3/22/2020) from 5pm to 7pm. Starting Monday (3/23/2020), Ervin will be open for brunch [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Mar
16

Latest statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 16, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to FMU faculty and staff. As you recall, the governor’s executive order yesterday closed the university, while giving us the latitude to transition to online instruction. Today we met with our COVID-19 working group, the vice presidents and department directors, and the deans and chairs. We [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Mar
15

FMU closing campus, moving to online instruction on March 25, 2020

FLORENCE — Francis Marion University is officially closing through March 31, per South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s March 15 Executive Order related to the continuing spread of the coronavirus in the state. The governor’s executive order closed all public schools in South Carolina. But it does provide individual universities with the authority “to deliver virtual [...]

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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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