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

Welcome to Fall 2020!

We may be socially distant, but we can still have fun together online!

This site will be undergoing some modifications in the next few weeks to make it more user-friendly for contributors. Until then, please find the latest activities announced via email, shared on the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership newsletter, 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!

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 Athletics is putting together additional intramural and recreational offerings for students this semester, some of which can be enjoyed from anywhere!

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!

Mindfulness Committee

We will be adding additional classes and meditation sessions for the fall semester. Stay tuned for more info!

Vinyasa Yoga; Tuesdays, 6-6:45pm EDT; Led by Sydney Strubel '20 via Zoom

Hatha Yoga; Fridays, noon-12:50pm EDT; Led by Julie Saragosa via Zoom

Everyone is welcome — kids, partners, roommates, and pets have been joining us!

Hatha and Vinyasa yoga incorporate many of the same poses. Vinyasa moves at a faster pace and breath is used to coordinate movement flowing from one pose to the next. Hatha yoga allows for more stretching because it is done more slowly and poses are held for longer.

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 Gabriel - "untitled image" • 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"