F&M's Virtual Quad Online Activities & Programming for a Dispersed Campus Community

Stay connected this summer!

We may be socially distant, but we can still have fun together online! Offices and organizations across campus plan to provide some virtual summer activities for Franklin & Marshall College students. We will share these activities here, via the weekly newsletter from the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership and on the F&M Instagram Story.

Philadelphia Alumni Writers House

Check out the Social Distance Salon series featuring student and faculty voices, as well as a Q&A with actor and Lancaster native Jonathan Groff!

Tuesday Trivia & Thursday Bingo

OSEL and the College Entertainment Committee are running weekly trivia and bingo games that students and FPS the chance to win gift cards!

Phillips Museum of Art

The exhibition Containing the Muse: Artists' Books as Expression & Form is now available online. This exhibition was developed in partnership with the college's library and features 15 works from Archives and Special Collections. It explores the many different forms artists’ books can take while providing an opportunity for creative expression of all types.

Explore the collections of the Phillips Museum of Art online and follow them on social media for updates about virtual activities and events.

Alice Drum Women's Center

As the Alice Drum Women’s Center moves its operations online, we remain steadfast in our commitment to dialogue and action around women’s issues. We are persistent in our mission and we do so to create a campus of equality, inclusion, and advocacy along the intersections of race, class, sexuality, gender, and disability. Although we are not physically together, we remain tied by our desire for a more just future!

We come to you every Friday with an F&Minist Dispatch. In our dispatches, you will find suggested readings, art-as-activism, and boredom busters, along with feminist insight and critical thoughts from our Alice Drum Women’s Center Student Board and larger F&Minist community. We hope this will help to keep your feminism alight in this time of upheaval. We wish you well from our socially distant spheres!

Past Dispatches will also be on our Facebook Page.

Go Diplomats!

F&M's Student Athlete Leadership Council (SALC) invited students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in our first ever Fit & Motivated Virtual 5K on April 17-19.

Virtual Backgrounds

Whether you're looking to show off your Diplomat pride in your next online meeting or just want to kick back on Hartman Green again, check out this collection of more than 50 F&M backgrounds created by our photo and design team!

F&M Library

The College Library is pleased to announce that our popular Watch Party Wednesday series will be returning for the summer months! We will be hosting films roughly twice per month.

Please join the College Library for our biweekly summer Watch Party Wednesday, July 8, at 7PM EST on Facebook Live. This week we'll be screening Within Our Gates, a 1920 silent film directed by Oscar Micheaux with music by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky. Within Our Gates tells the story of Sylvia Landry, a mixed-race woman who travels North to fundraise for a Southern school for impoverished Black children.

The oldest known surviving film by a Black director, Within Our Gates has a runtime of approximately 80 minutes. Please note that there are depictions of racial violence in this film, as it depicts the contemporary racial situation of the 1920s.

Questions? Contact Anna Boutin-Cooper at aboutinc@fandm.edu.

Center for the Sustainable Environment

Virtual Book Club

Who: Everyone (students, staff, and faculty) is welcome to participate.

What: Spillover, by recent Common Hour speaker, David Quammen

When: Weekly meetings, starting the week of May 18th (exact date and time TBD)

Where: Zoom, of course!

Resources from Elsewhere

Learn Something New

Stay Fit

Explore the World Virtually

Have Some Fun

Know of an online resource or activity that you think F&M students would enjoy? E-mail suggestions to tim.brixius@fandm.edu!

Hat tip to the Center for Student Involvement at the University of Colorado Boulder for compiling and sharing many of these resources.


Created with images by Samueles - "printing mock up bingo" • Kari Shea - "Ugmonk" • Stoica Ionela - "Workout" • Annie Spratt - "Planning for the weekend" • Elena Loshina - "I watched charming pandas in a Park in Hong Kong" • Adi Goldstein - "The Ballons"