All of us at F&M are eager to welcome the newest members of our community, the students in the Class of '18 and their families, into the F&Mily!
New parents: Please read on for helpful details regarding Move-In Day and other important information that we hope will ease the transition ahead.
Returning parents: the first day of classes (Wednesday, Sept. 3) is approaching quickly and we will be delighted to welcome your student back to campus. Though the paths and buildings have been busy with student and faculty researchers, F&M College Prep, and visiting camps and programs throughout the summer, we'll be glad to have all our Diplomats back! Please check the Academic Calendar for the details of opening dates in the College Houses and Theme Houses.
We're looking forward to a terrific year.
All the best,
Maura Condon Umble '83
Director of Parent Relations
Franklin & Marshall College
Summer Welcome Parties
Three Welcome Parties remain, including tonight's event in Baltimore. The Central Pennsylvania party will be held this Sunday in Lititz, Pa., and the final party is in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (Westchester County), on Wednesday, Aug. 13. These events provide a wonderful opportunity for current students and parents to welcome new students and parents into the F&M community. Details and registration information are found here: www.fandm.edu/welcome18. Please join us!
Move-In Day is Approaching
For parents of students in the Class of '18, this can be a stressful time. We know you are making sure your student has everything needed to make a smooth transition to college, both emotionally and physically. It's exciting to know that your child is about to make one of the biggest transitions in his/her life thus far. Here are some links to information on our website that may be helpful to you and to your student:
New and returning parents often ask how they can become more deeply engaged with F&M – in ways that are meaningful and helpful to the College and to our students. The vast majority of F&M parents understand the importance of allowing their students to gain independence and maturity through making their own decisions and overcoming obstacles. At the same time, many parents are interested in getting involved at F&M because they understand that their time, expertise and support can be extremely valuable to all our students.
F&M encourages parent involvement in the following ways:
Parents: Our Partners in Prevention
Research shows that college students continue to be influenced by conversations they have with their parents. You play an important role in preparing your son/daughter for the transition to college. To assist you in having these conversations, the College offers AlcoholEdu for Parents. This program will help you to be better informed about the issues facing college students today and how to support your son/daughter in making smart decisions. AlcoholEdu for Parents is available here:
Please check this site periodically for new information about the College's prevention efforts. Thank you for being our Partners in Prevention!
Homecoming & Family Weekend
Save the date for Homecoming & Family Weekend: Oct. 24 - 26, 2014. Plan to join us for the entire weekend, which is loaded with activities. Keep an eye on the Homecoming & Family Weekend website to view the schedule as it develops. In the meantime, book your room now to take advantage of the various room blocks we've arranged.
The New Gmail Inbox
Gmail users may have noticed that your inbox now sorts your e-mail. Your F&M email may be hiding under the new Promotions tab. To make sure you don't miss out on events and news, here's how you can adjust your settings today to make sure F&M mail lands in your Primary Inbox:
If you use the Gmail app on your smartphone, be sure to make your changes on the desktop version, as you are unable to do so from your mobile device. Click here for more information about the new Gmail inbox.
Senior Campaign 2014
We thought you might be as impressed as we are with the success of the senior class in their fundraising campaign this past year. Here are the highlights:
Theatre Department 2014-2015 Productions Announced
Join us on campus for this year's shows:
For dates, times and tickets, please contact the Roschel Box Office at
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