Pandemic FAQs

Franklin & Marshall College is open for a limited number of in-person tours.

If you are interested in visiting F&M, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the information below. While some of this information may be subject to change due to the continuously evolving nature of the pandemic, we believe you will find this resource useful as you plan your visit to campus. 
 

Is it possible to visit F&M during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

The Office of Admission currently has limited-availability for in-person tours, with no more than four families per tour guide, and no more than three visitors per family. This policy is in place with the safety of our campus community and our visiting families in mind. We ask that you refrain from visiting campus if, for any reason, you are not feeling well. 

What procedures can I expect when I arrive? 
Once visitors have arrived on campus, you will be asked to check in by phone with the Office of Admission.  After your arrival is confirmed, we will welcome visitors to proceed to the Wohlsen Admission House at 637 College Avenue. You will be welcomed to campus by a staff member, provided with instructions for the tour, and connected with your tour guide. The tour will include limited entry to select campus buildings, where masks will be required (effective May 17, 2021).

What measures are being taken to ensure the safety of myself and my family? 
F&M has encouraged all students, faculty, and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, the College encourages all community members & visitors to self monitor for symptoms of illness, and refrain from coming to campus if they are feeling ill. F&M regularly monitors and implements public health guidance on campus, and masks are required in indoor spaces.

Will I be required to wear a mask?
All visitors will be required to wear a mask for entry into any of our buildings during the tour. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania guidelines also encourage individuals to wear masks whenever interacting with people from outside their household.

Will a mask be provided if I do not have one? 
The Office of Admission does not provide masks for visitors. Please plan ahead accordingly and bring a mask to campus if you intend to take a campus tour.

Am I permitted to take a self-guided tour of campus? 
Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour at their leisure. Self-guided tour packets are available at the Wohlsen Admission House at 637 College Avenue. Please note that visitors are not currently permitted to enter campus buildings, unless participating in a registered campus tour with the Office of Admission. This measure ensures the health and safety of our campus community. Finally, we ask those currently experiencing any symptoms of illness to refrain from visiting campus. 

For those who are unable to visit campus or are not comfortable doing so, the Office of Admission encourages you to explore our robust suite of virtual visit opportunities