What's Next?

Looking for an Orientation schedule? Excited to meet your roommate? Wondering when you will receive your placement exams? Following is a guide of what to expect to find out, and when, throughout the summer. 

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). 

  • 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 July, 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

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

August 2021:

  • Fall payment due

  • 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 (Exact date TBD)

  • Incoming students will take their photo for their F&M ID card on Move-In Day. 


	Upperclass members of Franklin & Marshall's Bonchek College House cheer as first-year students and their families arrive on campus on Move-In Day. (Photo by Melissa Hess)