Planning for your F&M Experience as an International Student

Preparing to attend college can be a daunting task.  Add in all the immigration documents, and extra steps that international students need to complete, and it can get confusing!  Follow the steps below to navigate your preparation for being a Franklin & Marshall F-1 visa student.  

For the Class of 2021:  More information will be added to the links below as more orientation plans and intake processes are finalized.   In the meantime, if you have specific questions, feel free to email Coordinator for International Student Services, Jessica Haile jhaile1@fandm.edu.  

Important Dates for Students Arriving in August 2017

Early April!  Apply for your I-20!

Late April 2017: Earliest you can apply for your F-1 visa (120 days from Program Start Date which is move-in day)

Wednesday, August 23:  Mandatory Arrival day for new F-1 International Students / International Orientation Begins.  This is your official Program Start Date.  All Orientation programs are mandatory.  This is the first day that you are permitted to move into your College House.

Saturday, August 26: All-Student Orientation Begins in late afternoon, and continues through Tuesday  the 29th .  All Orientation programs are mandatory.  

Wednesday, August 30:  First day of classes