8/31/2021 Kim O'Brien

F&M Welcomes Students Back for Fall Semester

After 18 months of hybrid learning, the Franklin & Marshall College community welcomed 2,254 students back to campus with a week of celebratory events and orientation programming.

With in-person classes resuming this week, a temporary campus mask mandate is in effect in all indoor public spaces. This mandate applies to all, regardless of vaccination status, and will be in effect at least through the first two weeks of classes (until Friday, Sept. 10). 

All students arriving on campus have submitted proof of vaccination or have been approved for an exemption; entry testing was required for the latter group. 

Currently, 93% of students and 95% of faculty and professional staff have protected their own health and contributed to the health of the entire campus community by getting vaccinated — and the number continues to grow every day. College administrators are paying close attention to the coronavirus's Delta variant, working under the best guidance from medical experts and government health agencies. 

For more photos of the week, visit our public gallery.

  • Color Wars, fall 2021 Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Fall 2021 pit welcome Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Fall 2021 move-in Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Pre-orientation games, fall 2021 Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Music treasure hunt, fall 2021 Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Curb Up, Fall 2021 Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Fall 2021 Curb Up Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Fall 2021 first year orientation (FOOT) Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Fall 2021 PIT skit Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Class of 2025 fair Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Class of 2025 fair Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Class of 2025 fair Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Pre-orientation games, fall 2021 Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Color wars, fall 2021 Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • International student check in, fall 2021 Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • International student check in, fall 2021 Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Class of 2025 dinner Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Fall 2021 PIT program Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Open mic fall 2021 Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Open mic, fall 2021 Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Fall 2021 student move in Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Fall 2021 move-in Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • Fall 2021 move-in Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • PIT program, fall 2021 Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • President's welcome, Class of 2025 Image Credit: Deb Grove
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