Honoring the Class of 1973
and all the first women of F&M
The story of the women of this College, most particularly those first women at F&M is at the core of Gamechangers.
The women who walked onto the campus in 1969, who were the first women to spend four years on a male dominated campus, graduating in 1973, and all those women in those early years were the torchbearers for what came after. They created history. They set women, and men, on a trajectory. They changed everything!
These women set the College on a path of inclusivity, these trailblazers changed academics, athletics and student programming, they moved the College forward into the future. All women of F&M stand on the shoulders of the the First Women at F&M.
Explore programs celebrating 50 years of coeducation, view the stories of some of the women of F&M and share your story for the 50 years of coeducation time capsule.
Franklin & Marshall College admitted the first class of female students in the fall of 1969. Marking the 50th anniversary of co-education, the Museum is highlighting two alumnae artists from each decade since that historic day.