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Parents E-Newsletter

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January 2014

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year from all of us at Franklin & Marshall College!

If you have your F&M student home for the winter break, I hope it has been a restful and refreshing reunion for your family. As the parent of two college students who are home, I know that this long winter break can present both opportunities and challenges for families. It's great to have the chance to reflect with our college students on their progress and growth, in and outside the classroom, to celebrate their successes and reflect on obstacles they have faced. On the other hand, transitioning from the full independence to which they've become accustomed at college back to living for several weeks under their family's roof may sometimes be difficult. All the best to your family in managing these changing dynamics!

Here's to a happy and healthy 2014,

Maura Condon Umble '83
Director of Parent Relations


P.S.   If you're moving your student back to campus this Sunday, please consider attending a gathering of parents to discuss the College's efforts to reduce high-risk alcohol use among F&M students with Dean of the College Margaret Hazlett. This discussion will take place from 3 - 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, in Druker Humanities Common in the Barshinger Life Sciences Building. Light snacks will be available.

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  • The College House System at F&M
  • Learn more about the College House System -- all F&M first-year students are assigned to one of five houses, and older students may choose to live there.  more >

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  • Senior Boot Camp
  • Your senior may want to participate in the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development's Senior Boot Camp coming up in January.  more >

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  • How to Be a Successful F&M Student
  • Jennifer Morford, Ph.D., chair of the Chemistry Department, gives suggestions to help students successfully adjust to the academic expectations of college.  more >

Upcoming Events

January 14, 2014
Happy Hour and F&M Women's and Men's Basketball Games vs. Muhlenberg
Allentown, PA

January 16, 2014
Ben Franklin's 308th Birthday Bash
New York, NY

January 21, 2014
Monthy F&M Luncheon
Naples, FL

January 22, 2014
Happy Hour and F&M's Men's Basketball Game vs. Dickinson
Lancaster, PA

January 24, 2014
"Manhattan Comedy Night" with F&M Reception in Morristown
Morristown, NJ

February 8, 2014
"Think Pink Floyd" with F&M Reception
Englewood, NJ

February 8, 2014
Meet & Greet with F&M Wrestling Coach Mike Rogers
Philadelphia, PA