We Want You Here!

The Franklin & Marshall College Office of Admission is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Additionally, F&M offers several special visit opportunities, including select Saturday visits, and fall & spring open houses.  

Check out a list of important visit dates.

Making the Most of Your On-Campus Experience

CAMPUS TOURS are Monday through Friday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., as well as 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. (except holidays).

No appointment is necessary, but we encourage pre-registration. This is your opportunity to see the campus through the eyes of a current student. You will visit the College Houses and see classrooms, labs, performing arts facilities, sports and fitness centers, and more. Tours last approximately one hour. 

INTERVIEWS are offered by appointment Monday through Friday between March 1 of the junior year and January 15 of the senior year. Interviews are recommended (but not required) as part of the application process. It is a great way to hear your unique story and learn about your many interests, strengths, and accomplishments. 

INFORMATION SESSIONS are held twice daily on weekdays from mid-June through early-September at 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. During the fall term, twice daily information sessions are held on Mondays and Fridays through mid-November. During the spring term, sessions are available Monday through Friday from late-March to late-April, along with selected Saturdays and holiday periods in January and February. 

Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes an opportunity for questions. Led by an admission dean, the sessions are an introduction to Franklin & Marshall’s philosophy, program offerings and most distinctive features. Information sessions last approximately 45 minutes and include an opportunity for questions. 

BUILD YOUR VISIT AT F&M - After Labor Day, visiting HS seniors can customize a full day on campus.  Immerse yourself in campus life by adding something extra to your campus tour or interview experience. Attend a class, have lunch with a current student in the dining hall, and/or meet with a professor.  In order to provide the most personalized visit experience possible, we ask for two weeks notice in advance of your intended visit day. Begin planning your special day on campus today!  

While You're Here

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Monday through Friday by appointment.

Interviews should not be intimidating, and at Franklin & Marshall, they aren’t. We prefer to think of interviews as dialogues. One of our admission counselors will sit down with you for about 45 minutes, ask you about your hopes for the college experience and give you an opportunity to ask questions. This is your time to tell us something that may not show up on a college application.


Open Houses 

  • Autumn Open House

Our open houses are a great way to get to know the campus and the community. F&M holds an Open House in the fall and spring of each year. Each program includes a welcoming information session, a tour, a panel discussion with students and faculty members, and optional seminars on topics such as the application process, early decision and more.

The next Open House is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016. Registration information will be posted on the web site three months prior to the event. 


Additional Visit Opportunities


Class Visits

Experience first-hand F&M’s liberal arts curriculum and focus on discussion-based, hands-on learning. Classes in a variety of disciplines are offered to prospective students. Choose a class within your intended major, from a title that fascinates you, or in a new field that ignites your intellectual curiosity. Due to a high number of requests between April 1 - April 23, preference is given to admitted HS seniors.

Meet with a Professor

Have some specific questions about a department or field? Meet with a faculty member to learn more about current research F&M students are spearheading, unique class offerings, peer-reviewed faculty and student publications, departmental honor theses, and how F&M graduates are applying their major.

Lunch with a Student

Have lunch on-campus with an F&M student to experience both our on-campus dining options and day-to-day campus life.


On several Saturdays throughout the year, the admission staff offers campus tours and information sessions. If visiting campus on a weekday is difficult for your family and you, check out our available Saturdays HERE.


High school seniors wishing to spend more time on campus, can register for an overnight visit and stay with a current student. Combined with other visit opportunities, an overnight visit lets prospective students learn more about students’ academic and extra-curricular involvement. Overnight visits are subject to limited student host availability on select Sunday evenings in October and November. Overnights are one-night only and require a minimum two weeks’ notice. Students will meet their overnight host at the Admission Office at 4:00pm on the scheduled date.


We love to have groups come to campus.  Find out more and register your group today.