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.

Please check back in May of 2018 for new information!


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
Rolling basis; depends on your enrollment fee deposit date  New Student Information Questionnaire  (5/5/17) and Academic Advising Questionnaire All students-a link will be sent to F&M email address. May 26 Dean of the College
Early July Housing Application All students-instructions for completing the application will be sent to F&M email address.  (Housing and Roommate notification; first week of August). July 14 Housing
Late-May Student Health Form All students- The form should be downloaded and mailed to the Student Wellness Center. 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
Early June Math Placement Exam  If you have taken calculus and plan to take Math during your first semester, a link to the test will be sent to F&M email address. June 9 Mathematics
Late-June Language Placement Exam You will be contacted if a language placement exam is required for you. TBA Modern Languages
Instructions available now on the website Submit Photo for F&M ID All incoming students.  Instructions available here. August 3 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