All first-year students are required to live in their assigned College House. Second year students may choose to live in their College House, in theme housing or in one of the residential quad annex buildings Thomas or Schnader. Juniors and Seniors may select to live in their College House, in theme housing, in an annex building on the residential quad or in an approved off campus housing apartment within the college's portfolio. The College House system seeks to build community among residents of the houses by promoting the idea of continuous membership. Student housing is reserved for currently enrolled students only. Franklin & Marshall has a 4-year residency policy requiring all enrolled students to live within the college's portfolio of housing all four years.
On campus and theme house options are a 9-month academic year commitment and all utilities are included in the semester cost. Off campus apartment spaces are 12-month lease options with additional utility expenses.
Online Room Selection
Lottery participation times were sent out Tuesday, March 20, 2018 via F&M email.
HOUSING LOTTERY INFO SESSIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING DATES/TIMES/LOCATIONS:
These sessions will review the housing software used to select housing. All student questions will also be answered. Attendance is highly recommended.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27TH, 7:30 P.M., IN BROOKS COLLEGE HOUSE GREAT ROOM.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28TH, 8 P.M., IN BONCHEK COLLEGE HOUSE GREAT ROOM.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29TH, 7:30 P.M., IN WARE COLLEGE HOUSE GREAT ROOM.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH, 12 NOON, IN WEIS COLLEGE HOUSE GREAT ROOM.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH, AT 7:30 P.M., IN NEW COLLEGE HOUSE SEMINAR ROOM.
The housing lottery will take place the weekend of April 6, 7, and 8, 2018.
If you cannot log in to participate at your scheduled time, please email Lori Foust to appoint a proxy or to discuss alternatives.
Options for Juniors and Seniors
There are now 246 James Street Property (JSP) beds available to our students. All apartments are fully furnished and each single bedroom has a full sized XL bed (mattress size = 54"X 80"). Students share the cost of the utilities to include gas, electric, cable (if desired) and internet paid directly to the utility companies. There is a washer and dryer in each apartment. You will be billed by Franklin & Marshall College on a semester basis for housing and this location requires a 12-month lease commitment. The Fall semester includes June through December. The Spring semester includes January through mid May. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase renter's insurance to ensure the safety of their personal property. See the above link for more information. A $500 security deposit per student is charged to the student account and is held for the entire lease term for potential damages.
In the College owned West James Apartments, at 534 W. James Street, all utilities are included and each student receives a fully furnished apartment with furniture similar to the residence halls including a twin XL bed. We encourage all students to consider and purchase a renter's insurance policy for personal property protection.
All College Hill rooms are fully furnished and each bedroom has a full sized bed. Tenants are responsible for their portion of gas and electric utilities and are responsible for setting up their own cable service, if desired. Water, sewer and trash are included in the rent. Each apartment is equipped with F&M wireless service included in the cost of the rent. Laundry facilities are available to students at no additional cost. This location requires a 12-month lease commitment and is managed by Susquehanna Realty Management. Rent, gas and electric are paid monthly directly to Susquehanna Realty Management and not to Franklin & Marshall. TV cable service, if desired, is paid directly to the cable company (Comcast). Proof of renter's insurance is required at this location. A security deposit of $950 per student is collected at lease signing and held until the end of the lease term for potential damages. A lease application fee is required at this location.
Campus Crossings at College Row comprises two buildings along Harrisburg Avenue and offers fully furnished one-bedroom, one-bedroom studio, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom student apartments, all designed with the latest safety and communications technologies. All rooms are fully furnished and the bedroom has a full sized XL bed (mattress size = 54"X 80"). Basic cable, internet and laundry are included in the monthly rental cost. Students share the cost of electric with their roommates and pay directly to the utility company. Assigned parking spaces are available to each resident, if desired, for an additional cost. This location requires a 12-month lease commitment and is managed by Campus Apartments. Rent is paid monthly to Campus Apartments and not to Franklin & Marshall. Proof of renter's insurance is required at this location. A $350 security deposit is collected at lease signing from each new resident and will be held for the entire lease term for potential damages. A lease application fee is required at this location.
Fall 2018- Spring 2019
Updated On Campus Rates:
Single Room - $4505 per semester
Double Room - $4155 per semester
Suite room - $4670 per semester
534 W. James apartment - $4770 per semester
Arts House apartment - $4875 per semester
New College House Apt - $4875 per semester
Information about Off Campus Housing and Financial Aid can be found here.
Student will receive an email when the Housing Applications are open in early February, 2018.
NOTE: IF YOU PLAN TO GO ABROAD FALL 2018, PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE A HOUSING APPLICATION. You will work with the Housing Office to secure housing when you return from abroad in Spring of 2019.
All rising sophomores, juniors and seniors must complete a Housing Application (unless they plan to be abroad Fall 2018) in order to secure housing for the 2018-2019 academic year. You should complete even if you are living in an off campus location and plan to renew in the same apartment/room or if you are pulled into an apartment with a friend for the 2018-2019 academic year. Beginning February 2018, please log in to Inside F&M, click on the "My Info" tab then "My Housing Self Service". Click on "Applications". Select and complete one of the Housing Applications for 2018-2019.
DEADLINE to complete application is February 28, 2018.
If you plan to go abroad for the Fall semester 2018, do not complete a Housing Application or participate in the housing lottery in April, 2018 to select a Fall 2018 assignment. If the student is undecided about pursuing off-campus study at the time of the lottery, they should participate, but notify Ms. Foust if you later decide to be away. Students SHOULD NOT sign a lease at College Row or College Hill with a start date of June 1, 2018 if there is any chance that they will go abroad in the Fall semester. Subletting is not permitted during the academic year (only in the summer months). If there is any chance that you may EXTEND your abroad experience into the Spring 2018 semester, please do not sign a Spring 2018 only lease at College Row or College Hill. We will help you secure housing on your return if your plans change.
It is recommended that you apply to a program as early as possible and make arrangements for your housing at F&M. If your plans change and you decide to stay on campus, please notify Lori Foust, Director of Housing, and she will work with you to provide options for suitable and appropriate housing for the semester. If you are planning to live in College Hill or College Row and need to find a semester replacement, post your vacancy on the campus F&M Bulletin Board - Student Housing, [requires F&M NetID login].
IMPORTANT NOTE: Many students pre-arrange housing prior to going abroad with friends that are going abroad the opposite semester. If students do not pre-arrange housing they will work with the Director of Housing to secure housing for their return. Vacancies are based solely on the spaces created by students going abroad Spring 2019. The College does not promise or guarantee that students will be able to secure housing with one, two or three student friends on their return. The returning student and the Director of Housing look at available options to determine the best fit for the returning student.