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March 2019

Important Speaker Coming to Campus, 3/25

Join us on campus Monday, March 25, for Dr. Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, a leading expert on the conscious building of grit. She has designed and implemented grit interventions across the globe. Developed with #1 New York Times bestselling author Angela Duckworth, these interventions have reached everyone from struggling athletes, to students in grade school and college, to individuals at every level of the workforce. Grit is a field of study with sweeping real-world ramifications, Eskreis-Winkler says. It's about pursuing long-term goals with passion and perseverance, and it has been shown to predict success over and beyond measures of talent.

BUILDING GRIT: Why It's Important and How It Can Be Cultivated, Featuring Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, Ph.D.
Monday, March 25, 4:30 p.m., Bonchek Lecture Hall at F&M

No registration is necessary. We hope you will encourage your student to attend this event. And, of course, if you are in the area, we welcome your attendance as well!



Upcoming Financial Aid Deadline 

The deadline to apply for need-based financial aid during the 2019-2020 academic year is April 1, 2019. This process applies only to U.S. citizens and non-F-1-Visa students.

The FAFSA, CSS/Profile and supporting materials uploaded via IDOC must be electronically date-stamped no later than April 1, 2019. For more information, visit F&M’s financial aid web page



Course Registration for Fall 2019

Fall course registration is almost here for rising seniors, juniors and sophomores. The fall registration advising period is from Monday, March 18, to Friday, March 29, followed by the registration process, staggered by class status, beginning Monday, April 1.

One key to success during the course registration process each semester is maintaining a consistent, positive relationship with one’s academic adviser. Most successful students do not wait for the advising period to have meaningful conversations about academic planning with their advisers. Instead, they pursue their advisers’ guidance throughout the year in addition to meeting with other faculty, College House dons and deans, and seeking help from the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development.

Our students are so fortunate to have many sources of guidance, feedback and support. The more they take advantage of these opportunities, the more successfully they will navigate their F&M experience. 



Dining Services March Events

As soon as students return from Spring Break Monday, March 18, they can join Dining Services for its annual etiquette dinner that evening. At this event, which is hosted by the catering director, students will learn what etiquette is appropriate depending on the setting. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the catering suite at Ben Franklin Dining Hall. Students should register via handshake.

Want to send a special gift to your student? Check out Dining Services’ goodies for sale and send your student something for his or her birthday (or just because). Order something special and your student will be notified to pick up his or her gift in the dining hall. You can take a look at what Dining Services has to offer online.

As always, check out the Dining Services social media channels for further details on all of their upcoming events and also to learn more about the “Did You Know” campaign, where they touch on topics involving health knowledge, and local and sustainability efforts.



Raise Our Game this March!

Join us this month for Raise Our Game, a monthlong campaign to support Diplomat Athletics. All 27 varsity Diplomat teams are challenging their supporters to help them meet specific goals. They’ll need alumni, parents and friends behind them if they’re going to succeed.

To take a look at all of the teams that you have the opportunity to support with your gift through the Diplomat Athletic Club (DAC), visit go.fandm.edu/rog. Once there, you can select your team of choice and make a gift to fund its specific goal. You also can choose to make a general DAC gift via the Athletics Excellence Fund, which will support the hard work of all student-athletes and coaches.

We hope you will consider helping us Raise Our Game this March!


Upcoming Events for Alumni and Parents:

March 16
F&M Men’s Lacrosse vs. Denison University at Stevenson University
Owings Mills, Md.


March 30
F&M Exclusive Lunch & Tour of Mystic Aquarium with Professor Paul Harnik
Mystic, Conn.


April 6
Exploring the Grounds for Sculpture
Hamilton Township, N.J.


See even more events here!


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