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Mar
15

Statement on Governor’s Executive Order – March 15, 2020

South Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference late this afternoon and announced the closing of all public colleges and universities until March 31. The governor’s executive order can be found online here. You’ll note that Section 2 provides the authority for us “to deliver virtual instruction and remote learning” and to provide “housing for [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Mar
15

Latest statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 15, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to FMU faculty and staff. My email last to you Thursday afternoon outlined three conditions under which we would reconsider continuing on-campus instruction after spring break—if the COVID-19 situation escalates, if the state closes substantial parts of the K-12 school system, or if any other adverse [...]

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Mar
13

Francis Marion’s final Open House of the semester coming in April

Francis Marion University’s final Open House of the spring semester will be held on Saturday, April 4. 

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Mar
12

Latest statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 12, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to FMU faculty and staff. Yesterday afternoon, the deans, chairs, senior staff, and I met and discussed a number of issues pertaining to COVID-19. Let me briefly summarize a few points. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has identified ten confirmed or [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Mar
10

Clinical psychologist alum honored by FMU’s Department of Psychology

An enterprising and trailblazing alumnus was honored by the Francis Marion University Department of Psychology Monday night.

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Mar
09

Francis Marion’s AAFSC to host famed NASA scientist, Hidden Figure

Francis Marion University will host famed NASA scientist Dr. Christine Darden for a symposium on Tuesday, March 23 in the Chapman Auditorium.

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Mar
09

Latest statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 9, 2020

Latest message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University to FMU faculty and staff. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the first confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Carolina. They are being treated and monitored with the protocol established by the Centers for Disease Control [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory . Uncategorized
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Mar
09

Walk a mile – or less in some FMU shoes

Francis Marion University’s campus is just the right size. Not too big. Not too small.

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Mar
06

FMU honors five distinguished alumni at Awards Gala

Francis Marion University honored five of its most distinguished alumni at its annual Alumni Award Gala at the FMU Performing Arts Center on Thursday night.

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Mar
05

FMU likely to freeze tuition again in 2020-21

Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter said FMU expects to freeze tuition and student fees next fall, marking the second straight year FMU has held the line on the primary cost of attending college. 

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Mar
03

Statement from Dr. Fred Carter, FMU President – March 3, 2020

Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University to FMU faculty and staff. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe, generating substantial concern and apprehension internationally and domestically. As most of you know, this is a new virus that causes mild to severe respiratory illness and, in some instances, serious medical complications. We [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | health advisory
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Mar
03

Tips to help stop the spread of germs

Francis Marion University is blanketing university buildings, on campus and downtown, with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information on best practices for infectious disease prevention, and we are increasing the number of hand-sanitizing stations in our buildings.

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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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