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Information Technology for New Students

At Franklin & Marshall College, we believe that the computer is an indispensable tool for scholarship and we are committed to the integration of computing in the curriculum. Using their computers, professors can make assignments and develop digital content. Students can submit their work over the campus network and collaborate with professors and classmates.

Franklin & Marshall uses our information portal, Inside F&M, as the vehicle to provide access to important and essential campus services. From their computers students can freely access:

  • Announcements
  • College Calendar
  • Academic transcripts and other essential details of campus life
  • Email
  • Personal Calendar
  • F&M News and Events
  • Links for Library, Bookstore, Food Service, Transportation, and Student Club & Organization Information

Students should plan to bring computers with them to campus. The College has partnered with Apple and Dell to make it easy for students to purchase their computers directly from those vendors. Information regarding student purchases can be found on the IT Student Purchases web page: go.fandm.edu/studentpurchases.

The College recommends Google Chrome as the default web browser. You can download Chrome at www.google.com/chrome.

The College maintains cross-platform site licenses for Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and other essential tools including statistical analysis and mathematical modeling. These software tools are available to students at no additional charge. Printing is available in the Innovation Zone in the Patricia E. Harris building and the Shadek-Fackenthal Library for a small fee per sheet.

Franklin & Marshall uses Google Apps for Education for email, calendaring, file storage and other services. To find out more about Google Apps for Education, please see the following:   http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/education/benefits.html.