Welcome, New Students!

Welcome to the Franklin & Marshall community! We are so glad you have chosen to join us. The days and months ahead are sure to be filled with new experiences as you begin to prepare for your life at F&M. This site is meant to assist you in navigating your way through this transition. Be sure to visit it often for the most up-to-date resources.

UPDATE: All students will receive the "2018 New Student Housing Application"  by 6/15/18. If you are a domestic student please check your F&M Gmail account. If you are an international student you will receive the application in your personal email account. Most of your questions can be answered by reviewing the following pages: About Our Residential Facilities, Housing and Dining and The College Life Manual (which houses the policies and procedures you are required to follow).  If you have specific questions please contact askopds@fandm.edu.

If you have not done so yet, please report to your F&M Application Portal to complete several matriculation surveys. The surveys will help determine the four classes you will enroll in first semester. You will also be asked to complete mandatory health paperwork and upload your ID photo.  Please complete these tasks as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the New Student Webinar on May 21st. If you weren't able to attend, but would like to view the informational session, please click here. 

Want to start your F&M experience early? Consider registering for a pre-orientation program. To learn more about the specific programs at F&M please visit their websites: Putting it Together (PIT),  First-Year Outdoor Orientation Trip (FOOT) & Gardening and Regeneration Orientation Week (GROW).  (Remember to check back as information is updated). 


New Student Checklist 

We hope this to-do list can serve as a quick reference for you.  If you have any questions regarding the items to be completed, please contact the office requesting the information.  

Please also check out the "What to Expect" list for a timeline of when you can expect to hear about various items of interest.

You will receive an email from the ITS Helpdesk shortly after your matriculation fee is processed.  Please be sure to set up your account as soon as possible.  Follow the instructions in the email you receive.  Contact 717-358-6789 if you need assistance with your email.

When to expect: item: who should complete: When it's due Office:
Rolling basis; when Enrollment Fee is paid  Accessing your F&M email account. All students Please check that you can access your account immediately after receiving  an email from ITS Dean of the College
May 18th after 4pm New Student Matriculation Surveys All students-you will be able to access this through your F&M Application Portal. You will also receive information for how to ask questions of your advisors. June 16 Dean of the College
6/15/18 Housing Application

All students-instructions for completing the application will be sent to F&M email address.

International students will find this email in their personal accounts. (Housing and Roommate notification; first week of August).

July 14 Housing
Late May Student Health Form Please check the F&M Application Portal for how to complete this step.  ASAP Student Wellness Center
Early May Pre-Orientation Program Applications If you plan to participate in a pre-orientation program. Varies, read application information carefully Various offices
Available now on their website Self-Identification & Accommodation Form If you will require any sort of special services or accommodations. June 1 Office of Disability Services
Mid-May Check Financial Aid account  If you have applied for Financial Aid, log on to MyAid to check your account. Mid-May Office of Financial Aid
May 18th Math Placement Exam  Please access the F&M Applications Portal for information regarding Math June 16 Mathematics
May 18th Language Placement Exam Please access the F&M Applications Portal for information regarding  Language Placement June 16 Modern Languages
May 18th  Submit Photo for F&M ID Please check the F&M Application Portal for how to submit your photo. ASAP Auxiliary Services
Early August Payment of Fall bill

Fall bill will be emailed to students in July.

Students will receive housing assignments.

First week of August Student Accounts and Billing 


Get Oriented

Pre-Orientation Programs

Get involved prior to Orientation.

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International Student Orientation

Helpful information in preparation for your Orientation.  

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Orientation and Move-in

Move-in Day schedule available here.  

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What You Need to Know