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Parents Newsletter, July 2012

Parent Newsletter -- July 2012

Dear Parents,

The campus is surprisingly busy this summer with F&M College Prep (talented high school students receiving academic enrichment and college admission process support), various sports camps, CTY (Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth program that brings talented middle school kids to campus for academic courses) as well as plenty of F&M students working and doing research with faculty. It’s great to see our facilities being put to such good use during the summer months -- a win-win for all.

I hope you are experiencing a slightly slower pace this summer and are finding ways to enjoy time with your student, family and friends. We look forward to seeing the students back next month!

All the best,

Maura Condon Umble ‘83
Director of Parent Relations
Franklin & Marshall College

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2012

F&M is # 1!

We are all pleased that F&M was recently ranked among the best in the country for career services! The list, published by "Best Colleges Online," gives Franklin & Marshall high marks for its career-preparation programs. F&M tops a list of schools that "really stand out for what they have to offer students who are entering one of the toughest job markets in recent history." Take a look at the article here.

Katelyn Paradis ’12

More News from the new Office of Student & Post-Graduate Development

The national attention we received from "Best Colleges Online" acknowledges the early work of Associate Vice President for Student & Post-Graduate Development Beth Glenn Throne, Esq., '95 and her team. Here is an opportunity for parents to be a part of this success and momentum:

The new Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development is developing a database of F&M alumni and parents willing to provide career advice and support to students and young alumni. Whether you have a few minutes to share periodically via email, or a few hours to participate in an alumni panel in your area, any amount of time you can contribute to this initiative would be invaluable.

You recently received an email from Beth asking you to complete a confidential online questionnaire listing the many ways parents and alumni can mentor and assist our students and recent graduates. If you haven’t already done so, please visit this site to complete the survey.

Using this information, the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development will create a password-protected database, accessible only by members of the F&M community, which will enable them to connect with you in the ways you have authorized in your survey responses. You will also have access to this system to update your profile and preferred type of involvement as often as you wish.

Thank you in advance for supporting our community and for partnering with us to launch F&M students into fulfilling lives and successful careers after graduation.

More information can be found on the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development website, or by contacting Beth at 717-291-4084 or

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Moving Back In

The official move-in day for upper class students living in College Houses or Theme Houses is Sunday, Aug. 26, after 8 a.m. Students must pick up their keys at the F&O Key Shop located at 415 Harrisburg Ave. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.

If students have an approved reason to return early, they must complete the early return form found here:

Athletes returning early for pre-season practices or to help with Move-In Day must complete this form as well.

Additional Key Shop Hours are Saturday, Aug. 18, Sunday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (in addition to the regular weekday hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.).

Upper class students should direct questions about moving in to Lori Foust at 717-358-4438 or

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Send-Off Parties Underway

We hope to see you at one of our many Send-Off Parties in the coming weeks -- an opportunity for all of us to welcome the newest members of F&M into the family.

For those of you who are new to F&M, please come out to meet some of your fellow parents! They can be an invaluable source of experience and information to you and your student.

For those of you who are returning parents, please come out and help us provide an appropriate introduction to our new families.

Check out the schedule and RSVP using this link:

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Thank You!

Parent giving is an increasingly important part of the College's success. We honor and thank the many parents who supported the College philanthropically during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. These parents recognize that their philanthropic support directly affects their own child while also ensuring a future of excellent opportunities for all F&M students.

Upcoming Events

July 27, 2012
Central PA Send-off Party
Lancaster, Pa.

July 28, 2012
Metro Boston Send-off Party
Milton, Mass.

July 29, 2012
Metro New York Send-off Party
New York, N.Y.

July 29, 2012
New Jersey Send-off Party
Bernardsville, N.J.

August 2, 2012
Summer Happy Hour
New York, N.Y.

August 2, 2012
F&M Night at the Red Sox
Boston, Mass.

August 5, 2012
Maryland Send-off Party
Baltimore, Md.

August 5, 2012
Westchester County, NY Send-off Party
Chappaqua, N.Y.

August 5, 2012
Delaware Send-off Party
Wilmington, DE

August 5, 2012
Connecticut Send-off Party
Darien, CT

August 11, 2012
F&M Night at the Orioles
Baltimore, MD

August 12, 2012
Send off the F&M Class of '16 With the Skeeters
Sugar Land, TX