Welcome from President Porterfield

Franklin & Marshall is an academically rigorous liberal arts college named for two iconic Americans—inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall.

For more than 225 years, our students have learned by doing, working directly with deeply invested faculty on high-impact research and scholarship.

We recruit students who we believe can become intellectual leaders. They’re curious and hard-working. We teach them to connect ideas, write well, relate theory and practice, understand diversity, ask questions and then answer them.

Within a supportive community that values individuality and developing one’s own voice, our students discover how to unleash their talent and exceed their own expectations. At Franklin & Marshall College, we create the education we seek.

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.
President

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The Franklin & Marshall College community formally welcomes the Class of 2019 during a late-summer Convocation ceremony.  

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Today, as searchers and scholars, we welcome some 617 first-year students and transfer students into an iconic college forged 228 years ago in the glowing embers of a new democracy. 

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Franklin & Marshall College’s talent strategy – what The Washington Post called a “recruiting revolution" – was showcased Aug. 19 on PBS’ The NewsHour. 

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