Welcome from President Porterfield
Franklin & Marshall is an academically rigorous liberal arts college named for two iconic Americans—inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall.
For more than 225 years, our students have learned by doing, working directly with deeply invested faculty on high-impact research and scholarship.
We recruit students who we believe can become intellectual leaders. They’re curious and hard-working. We teach them to connect ideas, write well, relate theory and practice, understand diversity, ask questions and then answer them.
Within a supportive community that values individuality and developing one’s own voice, our students discover how to unleash their talent and exceed their own expectations. At Franklin & Marshall College, we create the education we seek.
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.
Contact the Office of the President
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, Pa. 17604-3003
Academic Year Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours (May 15 - Sept. 4)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
At the academic year's first Common Hour, President Porterfield spoke to the College’s mission and people. “What most excites me about F&M is not just the numbers. It’s our mission and it’s the...Read More
Daniel R. Porterfield discusses F&M’s national leadership in advocating for the liberal arts and educational opportunity and provide some exciting updates to begin the academic year.Read More
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