Housing

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

Fall 2017

Lottery numbers will be issued on Thursday, March 23, 2017.  

HOUSING INFO SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING DATES/TIMES/LOCATIONS:
  • MONDAY, MARCH 27TH, 7 P.M. IN WARE COLLEGE HOUSE GREAT ROOM.
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH, 11:30 A.M. IN BROOKS COLLEGE HOUSE GREAT ROOM.
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH, 7 P.M. IN WEIS COLLEGE HOUSE GREAT ROOM.
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29TH, 7 P.M. IN NEW COLLEGE HOUSE SEMINAR ROOM.
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH, 7 P.M. IN BONCHECK COLLEGE HOUSE GREAT ROOM.
 

The housing lottery will take place beginning Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd, 2017.

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 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.  We encourage all students to consider and purchase a renter's insurance policy for personal property protection.  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 utilitites 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 Ethernet/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.  Cable service is paid directly to the cable company (Comcast) if you wish to have in your apartment (not required).  Proof of renter's insurance is required at this location. A security deposit of $950.00 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.

 

College Row(Campus Crossings)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.  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 at College Row. Rent is paid monthly to Campus Apartments and not to Franklin & Marshall. Proof of renter's insurance is required at this location. A $500 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.​

 

Rates for 2017-2018

On Campus Rates: 

Single Room - $4357 per semester

Double Room - $4015 per semester

Suite room - $4512 per semester

Theme apartment - $4610 per semester

New College House Apt - $4708 per semester

Housing Application

2017-2018

NOTE:  IF YOU PLAN TO GO ABROAD FALL 2017, PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE RETURNING RESIDENT APPLICATION.

All rising sophomores, juniors and seniors must complete the Returning Resident Housing Application (unless they plan to be abroad Fall 2017) in order to secure housing for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 academic year.  Beginning  February 1,  2017, please log in to Inside F&M, click on the "My Info" tab then "My Housing Self  Service".​  Click on "Applications".  Select and complete the Returning Resident Housing Application 2017-2018.  

DEADLINE to complete application is February 28, 2017.

Continuing this year, all rising Juniors (Class of 2019) that wish to live off campus during the 2017-2018 academic year must attend a mandatory meeting as part of the Responsible Resident Community Program in order to be eligible.  

RESPONSIBLE RESIDENT COMMUNITY PROGRAM DATES

Thursday, February 16, 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. - ARMSTRONG ROOM IN STEINMAN CENTER

Tuesday, February 28, 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. - STAGER AUDITORIUM

Wednesday, March 1, 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. - WEIS HALL COMMON AREA

Thursday, March 2, 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. - BROOKS HOUSE COMMON AREA

Wednesday, March 8, 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. - STAGER AUDITORIUM

Students that are abroad Spring of 2017 obviously cannot attend. We will try to host sessions again in early September, 2017.

 

Studying Off Campus? 

If you plan to go abroad for the Fall semester 2017, do not complete the Returning Resident Housing Application or participate in the housing lottery in April, 2017 to select a Fall 2017 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, 2017 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 me to secure housing on their return.  Vacancies are based solely on the rooms of students going abroad Spring 2018.  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 I look at available options to determine the best fit for the returning student.