Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

Moving In

Incoming first year students will be notified in early August of their Fall housing assignment.  Please be sure to watch your email account for more information.

What to Pack
Gain some expert advice on what to bring to campus (and what to leave at home).

Frequently Asked Questions
A must read! Find the answers to the most popular questions we receive from first-year students and their parents.

Renters Insurance Info -

The college encourages all students to purchase personal property insurance to protect their personal belongings.  Upper class students that choose to live in off campus apartment spaces are required to carry renter's insurance.  Please visit the website below to view the plans and features specifically designed for college students offered through Sallie Mae Insurance Services.

College renters insurance also has liability protection for bodily injury and property damages.

Sallie Mae Renters Insurance

Refrigerator Rental Information

Please visit to learn how to order a refrigerator, microwave/fridge combo or safe available from our preferred vendor Campus Specialties.  It will be delivered to your room prior to your arrival.

Area Rug Information

Please visit to purchase a brand new area rug for your residence hall room or to view pricing and sizes.  Some residence hall rooms are carpeted.  After you receive your room assignment, please feel free to email to verify if your assigned room is carpeted. All rooms in the New College House are quartz tile.  The area rugs will be shrink wrapped and delivered to your room prior to your arrival to campus.

Telephone Services
Should I arrange a land line telephone or just bring a cellular phone?  Click on above link for more information.

Shipping Belongings to F&M
Learn about how to ship your belongings to F&M's recommended storage company.

Arriving on Campus Early?
If you need to arrive to campus early for participation in an approved program, please visit beginning Friday, August 1st, to register.  First year students, please wait until you've received your Fall rooming assignment to register an early arrival on line.  The information is automatically loaded into a spread sheet that is provided to the Key Shop and to Public Safety to prepare for your arrival.

Car Policy for first-year students.  First-year students, except those living at home, are not permitted to operate a motor vehicle on the F&M College campus or in Lancaster.  For more information, please call Public Safety at 717.291.3939.

Need to arrive early to campus?  Students with an approved reason may register beginning 8/1/14 at

All incoming first year students are required to carry the 225 block meal plan.  The meal plan will be automatically added to all incoming student bills.