11/01/2019 ARAG

November 2019

Monthly Video – Check it Out!

What a weekend! Enjoy this video from TRUE BLUE Weekend 2019, an annual event held on F&M's campus every autumn.

F&M True Blue Weekend 2019


TRUE BLUE Weekend was Fun -- We Hope You Were Able to Join Us!

Thanks for coming to TRUE BLUE Weekend at F&M! The weather cooperated (for the most part!); the Tailgate was delicious; sessions and programs were entertaining and informative; information and insight was offered from President Altmann, faculty, alumni and the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development; much cheering was heard at the football game (we'll get 'em next time!); and a good time was had by all! Alumni, parents and faculty found old friends and shared happy memories.

Relive the fun of the weekend by enjoying these photos, or watching the video above! 


It's That Time of Year! Flu Season and the Wellness Center

As students dive into the last weeks of the semester, the Student Wellness Center wants to remind everyone that flu season is upon us. There already have been a few isolated cases in Lancaster.

The Student Wellness Center has flu vaccine in stock and is ready to administer shots. There are two options for your student to receive a flu vaccine at the Student Wellness Center, if they haven't already, including:

  • If students are seeing a provider at the Wellness Center for another reason, they can request a flu vaccine at that time.

  • Students can call and schedule a lab visit specifically to get a flu vaccine.

While the flu vaccine is one of the best preventive measures for the influenza virus, good hygiene habits are equally important and can help prevent the spread of many other illnesses beyond the influenza virus. Students should remember to:

  • Wash their hands frequently -- especially after touching anything that is touched by others, such as doorknobs, table tops, faucet handles, etc.

  • Be especially careful to wash their hands before eating or touching their faces.

  • Try to avoid touching their face altogether.

  • Cough or sneeze into the bend of their elbows. If they cough or sneeze into their hands or a tissue, they should be sure to wash their hands before touching anything else.

  • Avoid sharing drinking glasses or eating utensils.

  • Avoid kissing on the mouth during flu season.

  • Take care of themselves -- get plenty of sleep, get regular exercise and eat healthfully.

For more information about the Student Wellness Center, including how to make an appointment, please visit this page.

Send Your Student a Gift from Dining Services! 

You're probably familiar with your student's many dining options on F&M's campus, and they've probably told you about the great food they have available to them every day. But, did you know that you can arrange a cookie or cake surprise?

Just visit the Dining Services gifts site here and arrange to have a special something that's edible made for your student, who will get a call to pick it up.  


Thanksgiving Break and Semester Break Reminders

Thanksgiving recess begins after classes Tuesday, Nov. 26, and ends at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2. The winter recess begins Sunday, Dec. 15, and spring semester classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 21 (College houses and theme houses will open Sunday, Jan. 19.).

For airport shuttle information, please check this page on the F&M website. Note that payment for any shuttle service must be made online.

If your student will be traveling by train, see the Amtrak website for more information. The Lancaster train station is not far from F&M.


What is "DAC"?

Here at Franklin & Marshall College, we are committed to intercollegiate athletics by securing our place as a Division lll leader -- and a leader in the highest echelons of Division I wrestling and collegiate squash. The Diplomat Athletic Club, referred to as DAC, supports our 27 varsity teams and our club sports at the College.

DAC is the annual fund for Diplomat Athletics. It serves to secure and support the operating budgets of our teams for areas such as travel, equipment and recruiting, and helps us continue to offer a top-notch athletic experience to our more than 600 student-athletes.

Whether you choose to donate to the Athletics Excellence Fund—which ensures that your gift will go to the area of greatest impact—or to a specific varsity or club sport, DAC gifts are vital to the health of our programs and to building on the successes of our talented student-athletes and coaches. 

Please join DAC's many supporters by making a gift online at go.fandm.edu/give. Once on the page, select "Diplomat Athletics" from the drop-down menu; if you would like to make a gift to a specific sport, write the team name in the space provided.

Thank you for your generosity in supporting Diplomat Athletics and F&M's student-athletes.

Links of Interest

F&M Senior Recognized by the Academy of American Poets

French Excavation Provides Hands-on Work for Anthropology Major

F&M Alumni Discuss the 1969 Protest and Racial Consciousness at F&M

Academic Calendar

F&M Bookstore

F&M News

For Parents and Families

College Events Calendar


Upcoming Regional Chapter Events for Parents and Alumni

Nov. 12

New York City
F&M Speaker Series: Small Screen, Big Laughs, Pushing the Boundary in Comedy
More Information and Registration


Nov. 17

Central PA
F&M Speaker Series: A Guide to Collecting in "Antiques Capital USA"
More Information and Registration


Nov. 19

F&M Speaker Series: Small Screen, Big Laughs
More Information and Registration

See even more events here!


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