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Welcome to the F&Mily: The Class of 2018 Arrives

The lion's share of the 601 students in Franklin & Marshall College's Class of 2018 arrived on campus this week, eager to kick off a four-year journey with their fellow Diplomats.

Members of the fall athletic teams began trickling in halfway through August, followed by international students on Aug. 26 and first-year domestic students Aug. 28. Representing 21 countries and 31 states, this year's incoming class is among the most ethnically and socio-economically diverse in the history of the College.

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, F&M will welcome these 316 women and 285 men with a 10 a.m. Convocation ceremony in F&M's Alumni Sports & Fitness Center.

Here is a slideshow of images from International Student Orientation on Aug. 26 and Move-In Day on Aug. 28:

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    • Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield welcomes the international students from the Class of 2018. Students from outside the U.S. comprise 13.3 percent of the class. (Photo by Eric Forberger)

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    • International students relax on the Arts Quad during their three-day F&M orientation, Aug. 26-28. They joined their domestic peers for additional orientation activities through labor Day, Sept. 1. (Photo by Eric Forberger)

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    • Members of Bonchek College House greet families arriving on campus for Move-In Day, Aug. 28. A longstanding tradition at F&M, current students help all first-years move into their Houses. (Photo by Eric Forberger)

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    • A common sight on Move-In Day, the halls of New College House are packed with all the essentials for college living. (Photo by Eric Forberger)

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    • Members of Ware College House swarm to help the family of a first-year student moving into Ware House on Move-In Day. (Photo by Eric Forberger)

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    • What do I do with all this stuff? First-year student Emily Brown (right) is excited to settle into her new space. With her are her sisters, Catherine (left) and Claire. (Photo by Eric Forberger)

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