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Top Videos of 2023

Enjoy a compilation of videos that capture memories at Franklin & Marshall – from the first steps students take on campus, to the moment they triumphantly toss their mortarboards in the air. 

Welcome Class of 2027

Members of the Class of 2027 took the first steps of their F&M journey at Convocation Aug. 25. The time-honored event signifies the start of the College’s academic year.

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

Building Bridges With the City of Lancaster

Through F&M’s Center for Sustained Engagement with Lancaster (CSEwL), faculty and city administrators have explored and developed bridges for the shared community's progress.

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

Honorary Degree Profile: Jacob Bleacher ’00

“The most valuable aspect of human exploration is the need for partnership,” said 2023 Commencement Speaker Jacob Bleacher ’00, chief exploration scientist in NASA's Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate.

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

Student Spotlight: Alethia Batchelder ’24

F&M senior Alethia Batchelder hopes to work in the conservation field, a goal made possible by generous financial support from donors. “Seeing that people care enough to give back… shows a level of community that we have here,” she said.

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

The Arborist: Rick Anderer ’99

“I was 31 when I started and I was fresh out of the Army,” said City of Lancaster Arborist Rick Anderer ’99, former F&M grounds supervisor. “I just knew I didn’t want to do what I was doing anymore.” How did he end up as caretaker to the College’s abundant array of trees?

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

F&M in Lancaster City

F&M partners with more than 100 businesses, nonprofits, organizations and schools in Lancaster. Each year, more than 550 students participate in local research, internships, and service projects in both the city and county.

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

The World Needs Diplomats

What does it mean to be a Diplomat? Diplomats grow in community – a diverse mosaic of students and teachers learning from and with each other, sharing ideas and contributing to the collective knowledge for the betterment of our world.

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

iF&M: ‘I Wanted to Start College Off With Something Different’

Select students from the F&M admission applicant pool are invited to participate in iF&M, a 16-week program in the World Heritage City of Bath in southwest England.

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

Lombardo Welcome Center Kickoff Celebration

The F&M community gathered along Harrisburg Avenue's College Square building to celebrate the commencement of construction for the Samuel N. and Dena M. Lombardo Welcome Center.

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

Meet Misty the Robot

Senior Tracy Yang and juniors Emily Peaks and Georgia May are Hackman scholars researching robot-child interaction under the tutelage of Associate Professor of Psychology Lauren Howard and Assistant Professor of Computer Science Jason “Willie” Wilson.

Video by Tim Brixius

True Blue Weekend 2023

An estimated 2,100 students, parents and alumni filled campus Oct. 27-29 for True Blue Weekend. The annual Homecoming and Family Weekend offered something for members of every generation.

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

Commencement 2023: F&M Grads Get Ready to Launch

Members of latest graduating class experienced an academic journey unlike any other, with a global pandemic that unfurled during their first full year on campus. They have emerged as leaders, scholars and humanitarians despite the challenges.

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

Impermanence: Losang Samten

The Department of Religious Studies invited the college community to celebrate the weeklong creation of a Tibetan sand mandala by renowned artist and Buddhist monk Losang Samten.

Video by Andrew Bilindabagabo

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