Welcome, New Students!

Welcome to the Franklin & Marshall community! We are so glad you have chosen to join us. The days and months ahead are sure to be filled with new experiences as you begin to prepare for your life at F&M. This site is meant to assist you in navigating your way through this transition. Be sure to visit it often for the most up-to-date resources.

New Student Checklist 

We hope this to-do list can serve as a quick reference for you.  If you have any questions regarding the items to be completed, please contact the office requesting the information.  

Please also check out the "What to Expect" list for a timeline of when you can expect to hear about various items of interest.

When to expect: item: who should complete: When it's due Office:
Early May New Student Information Questionnaire All students-a link will be sent to F&M email address. Mid-May Dean of the College
Early May Academic Advising Questionnaire All students-a link will be sent to F&M email address. June 1 Dean of the College
Early May Housing Application All students-application will be sent to F&M email address. June 1 Housing
Early May Student Health Form All students- The form should be downloaded (here) and mailed to Appel Health Services. June 15 Appel Health Services
Early May Pre-Orientation Program Applications If you plan to participate in a pre-orientation program. Varies, read application information carefully Various offices
Early May Self-Identification & Accommodation Form If you will require any sort of special services or accommodations. June 1 Office of Disability Services
Mid-May Check Financial Aid account  If you have applied for Financial Aid, log on to MyAid to check your account. Mid-May Office of Financial Aid
Mid-May Math Placement Exam  If you have taken calculus and plan to take Math during your first semester, a link to the test will be sent to F&M email address. June 15 Mathematics
Mid-May Language Placement Exam You will be contacted if a language placement exam is required for you. June 30 Modern Languages
Early May Submit Photo for F&M ID All incoming students.  Instructions available here. August 3 Auxiliary Services
Early August Payment of Fall bill Fall bill will be emailed to students in July. First week of August Student Accounts and Billing 


Get Oriented

Pre-Orientation Programs

Get involved prior to Orientation.

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International Student Orientation

Helpful information in preparation for your Orientation.  

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Orientation and Move-in

Orientation and Move-in Day schedule coming soon! 

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