Welcome to F&M!

Move-in and orientation information will be available August 1!

Once you arrive, you will begin your orientation to the F&M experience. 

  • Meet other members of your College House and the Class of 2025
  • Be introduced to faculty and academics
  • Take part in programs and activities to help you understand the F&M community and expectations for students
  • Learn how to access to campus resources and offices that are here to support you

Make sure you regularly check your fandm.edu email account for updates!

Complete your onboarding forms

You should’ve received an invitation to join Canvas. Inside, there are several forms and questionnaires you need to fill out. If you have any trouble logging into Canvas and have questions, please contact us at askopds@fandm.edu.

Don't delay! These forms are due June 15.

First-Year Fundamentals

Our College House dons and deans can't wait to welcome you to campus! While you won't know your College House until later in the summer, each House team has prepared video messages to explain how our unique residential system supports our students—academically and socially.

watch the videos
What's Next? 

May 2021

  • Incoming student questionnaire made available

  • Academic advising questionnaire made available

  • A tentative Orientation/Move-in Day schedule available

  • Health information form made available 

    • Please note: Pennsylvania State Law requires that all college students residing in a dormitory must either receive the meningitis vaccine [quadrivalent vaccine is the CDC and F&M recommended vaccine], or sign a waiver declining the vaccine for “religious or other reasons.” 

    • You will not be able to receive your room key on Move-in Day without submitting proof of the vaccine or the signed waiver). Insurance information found here(This is 2020-2021 information but will be updated with 2021-2022 information shortly). 
    • Please also see the College's announcement requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for all enrolled students present on campus Fall 2021.
  • Incoming students able to log into their Financial Aid account via MyAid

  • Self-Identification & Accommodation information made available

  • Information for International Students made available

  • Information about our 4 summer pre-orientation programs (Music, FOOT, GROW and PIT) made available online

  • Math placement exams emailed to students who took calculus in high school AND who choose to take math their first semester at F&M

June 2021:

  • Early June, incoming students receive information from F&M’s health insurance administrator, QM Services, Inc. regarding insurance options and the waiver process

  • Language placement exams emailed to students

  • EARLY EDITION (newspaper pre-orientation) information and application made available

  • Initial information about student employment made available to incoming students

  • Health insurance information and waiver made available

  • June 30: Deadline for requesting a religious or medical vaccination exemption.

July 2021:

  • Fall bills made available (Early July)

  • Pre-Orientation trip assignments and details sent to newly enrolled students

  • Housing application: students will be sent instructions via F&M email as soon as the College announces the Fall housing plan. See the website HERE for Fall 2021 re-opening.

  • Arrival Day information made available

  • Photos for your F&M ID Card should be provided by July 30. Learn how to submit a photo.

August 2021:

  • Fall payment due

  • August 1: Deadline for providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination by submitting a scanned copy or photo of your completed vaccination card to studentwellness@fandm.edu.

  • Work-aided student employment assignments emailed to students

  • Registrar's Office notifies first-year students that AP credits have been processed

  • Room assignment, roommate name and contact information, College House affiliation, and House Dean information emailed to incoming students (early August)

  • Updated Orientation/Move-In details made available

  • Student campus mailbox information sent to students

  • Move-In Day: Saturday, August 28, 2021

  • You will receive your F&M ID card when you arrive for orientation

  • Move-in 2020

What You Need to Know

Get Oriented

Orientation and Move-in Weekend

Move-in for first year and new student arrivals is Saturday, August 28, 2021. More information related to orientation will be available August 1.

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Pre-Orientation Programs

Get involved prior to Orientation.

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International Student Orientation

Learn about your new home.

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Know Your F&M Lingo

You want me to meet you where? Learn the "language" of your new home!

Lingo List