Welcome to the F&Mily!

You’ve heard over and over again that you have to be involved in your student's education, that your involvement is critical to his or her success. Then, one day, you drop your student off at college, and your role is suddenly less clear.

Here at F&M, we welcome you into our family and communicate with you on a regular basis. Given the trust you show in us by sending your children here, we want you to know what’s going on.

  • Parents Weekend 2014

Ways to Get Involved

There is a reason our community is known as a F&Mily. We want parents and guardians to feel connected to this place that their student will call home for the next four years. There are lots of ways you can have an impact on your student and the institution:

Homecoming & Family Weekend

Homecoming & Family Weekend celebrates alumni, parents, students and members of the F&M community with fun and exciting programming for the whole family. Events include the weekend athletics schedule, educational presentations, concerts, awards ceremonies and lots of great food.

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Volunteering & Mentoring

Parents are among F&M's most loyal donors, but they are just as generous with their time. They volunteer to host dinners at their homes, come to campus to discuss the challenges and opportunties within their industries, and help us place F&M students in internships and jobs.

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Parents Council

The Franklin & Marshall College Parents Council is a group of prominent and influential parents of current F&M students who are invited by the College to join the council. These members of the Franklin & Marshall community serve as knowledgeable and generous advocates for the mission of the College through engagement, service and advocacy.  

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Our Biggest FANs

Volunteer alumni and parents from around the nation serve as ambassadors for the College as part of the Franklin & Marshall Admission Network (FAN), which builds community among past, present and future students and parents of F&M and promotes the benefits of an F&M education to prospective students and their parents. 

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