The following is the text of President Daniel R. Porterfield's remarks at the June 8, 2013, Alumni Celebration during Reunion Weekend, as prepared for delivery.
Franklin & Marshall College's 2013 Reunion Weekend June 7-9 brings in the classes from the years that end in "3" and "8" to enjoy celebrations, toasts and memories.
The F&M Office of Conference and Events Services has been working on logistics and accommodations for more than 39,000 guests expected on campus between mid-May and mid-August. Plans and preparations have been in the works for months to organize the dozens of activities and to utilize available space on campus, including athletic facilities, performance venues, classrooms and the College Houses.
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