Florida Memorial University
Florida Memorial’s history and traditions reach back to 1879. Our legacy of determination and accomplishment has made us the only historically black university in southern Florida. We are a culturally diverse institution, transforming lives and helping to create a future for people from many races, ethnicities, countries, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. Members of the board of trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni take every opportunity possible to express pride in the institution.
We are a community of scholars committed to the pursuit of knowledge, truth and the free exchange of ideas. As educators, we seek to demonstrate the importance of life-long learning, and devote ourselves to the responsibility of passing on the benefits of our own accomplishments. As students, we share a determination to fully participate and contribute to society as we fulfill our promise. Read the biographies of our faculty and students to get a feel for campus life and the Florida Memorial experience.
As an out-of-state student, I got involved with several extracurricular activities to stay busy and meet new people. They all added to the positive, easy-going environment on campus and made my college experience more enjoyable
Wayne “T.J.” Lloyd, Jr. Class of 2005
News and Events
Florida Memorial University One of 12 UNCF-member HBCUs Selected to Participate in Walmart Foundation Grant Program
The $500,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation will provide funding and technical assistance to selected UNCF-member institutions. This grant will help these institutions with accreditation efforts and support a summer professional development conference geared toward institutional advancement. >> Read More
CNN.com: Florida Memorial University to Award Degree to Trayvon Martin (5/5/17)
Trayvon Martin's getting a college degree. The slain Florida teenager -- killed by George Zimmerman five years ago -- will be awarded a posthumous bachelor's degree in aeronautical science from Florida Memorial University. Martin's parents, Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, will accept the degree on his behalf during the school's spring commencement on May 13. Fulton is an alumnus of the school, a historically black university in Miami Gardens, Florida. >> Read the Story
The Chronicle of Higher Education: HBCU Leaders Bring a Message to Washington—Roslyn Artis, president, Florida Memorial U.
(On Monday, February 27, 2017, UNCF and 32 of its 37 member-institution presidents participated in an unprecedented meeting in the Oval Office with President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and other top administration leaders Monday afternoon to discuss areas of collaboration between the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and the federal government. HBCUs have value for the nation but need more support from the White House and the Education Department, says Roslyn Artis, president of Florida Memorial University.) >> View the Interview