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.

Summer email updates from the Dean are now online for your reference.

You will receive an email from the ITS Helpdesk shortly after your matriculation fee is processed.  Please be sure to set up your account as soon as possible.  Follow the instructions in the email you receive.  Contact 717-358-6789 if you need assistance with your email.

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. May 20 Dean of the College
Week of May 20  Academic Advising Questionnaire All students-a link will be sent to F&M email address. June 1 Dean of the College
Late-May  Housing Application All students-instructions for completing the application will be sent to F&M email address. June 15 Housing
Late-May Student Health Form All students- The form should be downloaded 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
Available now on their website 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 10 Mathematics
Late-June Language Placement Exam You will be contacted if a language placement exam is required for you. TBA Modern Languages
Instructions available now on the website 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

Move-in Day schedule available here.  

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