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.
Designed to build sustainable relationships between the College and the community, F&M Works in Lancaster provided F&M students this year with work opportunities at various nonprofit organizations where they further developed leadership skills and awareness of community issues.
The video "Commencement Weekend 2013" shows highlights of a graduation weekend full of celebration and reflection for members of the Class of 2013 as they marked the culmination of their undergraduate careers.
Alexis Rae Teevens '13 arrived at Franklin & Marshall College four years ago quiet and shy, not sure what she wanted to pursue other than competitive athletics. Four years later, she is F&M's Williamson Medalist.
Franklin & Marshall's Class of 2013 faces challenges in the 21st century that will demand men and women be agents of change for the nation, and the world, to progress, Melanne S. Verveer said during the College's Commencement ceremony May 11.
Read the Commencement remarks of Alexis Teevens, winner of Williamson Medal, the highest award to a graduating senior at Franklin & Marshall.
Read the remarks given by Franklin & Marshall President Daniel R. Porterfield at the College's 2013 Commencement ceremony.
Read the remarks of Commencement speaker Melanne Verveer, the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women's issues.