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Parents & Family

Parents & Family

Resources for parents of future or current students of FM.

 
 

Congratulations!

Your child has decided to pursue a college education.  At FM, we strive to provide a solid education for students that prepares them for their next steps in life, as adults.  Whether your child has decided to pursue a two-year associates degree designed to enter the workplace upon completion, or a program  of study that is designed for transfer to a four-year college, by choosing FM, your child has made a sound choice.  We want to make you aware of some of the opportunities your child can take advantage of as a FM student.

Types of Degrees

There are two types of Associates degrees that can be pursued at FM. The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) is designed for the student who wishes to study for two years, and then enter the workplace. The Associate of Science (A.S) or Associate of Arts (A.A) degree is designed with transfer in mind. Most students who attend FM with the goal of transferring to another college choose this option.

Academic Advising

FM uses a “center” approach to academic advising.  Students, after acceptance, are introduced to the Student Development Center, which houses our academic advising team.  Students can work with any advisor they wish, and may change advisors at any time throughout their education.  Advisors assist students in the areas of establishing a schedule of classes, transfer opportunities, as well as career exploration opportunities.

Tutoring

Many students take advantage of tutoring services, located in our Learning Center in the Evans Library.  Students may seek peer tutoring or professional tutoring, and there is no additional charge for these services.  If your child is struggling in a subject area or just needs someone to read over an essay, the Learning Center at the Evans Library is the place to go.

Financing a College Education

FM is a very affordable option.  Our financial aid team is ready to assist with any questions you might have regarding paying for college.

Student Involvement

Many students at FM choose to become involved.  There are many ways to engage at a community college.  We offer 31 student clubs and organizations, we have a very active Student Government Association and Student Activities Office.  We also offer a Student Ambassador program, where students can assist with campus tours and special events on campus.  If your child is interested in becoming involved, suggest they stop by the Student Activities Office in the College Union building.

Athletics

FM is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association and we offer seven different competitive sports teams. They are Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Basketball.  Our teams are called the Raiders. Visit our Athletics section for more information about athletics and check out the schedules for games. Come and see the Raiders in action.

Safety and Security

This is a topic that many parents are concerned about. FM has a full-service Office of Public Safety, located in the Physical Education Building of our campus. Our trained officers patrol the campus and campus housing to insure the safety of our students and college community.

Be In the Know

Complete the short form below and we will keep you up-to-date on FM events and important reminders.

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Important Dates:

Nov 18FM Fall Open House 

Nov 18SUNY’s Financial Aid Day 

Nov 20Graphic Arts & Photography Club Meeting 

Nov 20Community Outreach Club Meeting 

Nov 20Fitness Club Meeting 

Nov 20Gardens and Trails Club Meeting 

Nov 20Art Guild Bake Sale and Soup Event 

Nov 20Student Life Committee Meeting 

Nov 21American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Nov 21Spectrum Club 

Nov 21Martial Arts Display 

Nov 21Popcorn Sale! 

Nov 222nd 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 06) 

Nov 22Classes end at 5PM for Thanksgiving Holiday 

Nov 22FMbizhub Meeting 

Nov 22Communications Club 

Nov 22Martial Arts Club & Kickboxing 

Nov 22Word of Grace Club Meeting 

Nov 22ABLE Club Meeting 

Nov 22FM Senate Meeting 

Nov 23Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 24Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 25Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 26Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes 

Nov 27Graphic Arts & Photography Club Meeting 

Nov 27Community Outreach Club Meeting 

Nov 27Fitness Club Meeting 

Nov 27Gardens and Trails Club Meeting 

Nov 28Fall Film Series – Paper Tigers 

Nov 28The Valley by Artist William Ruller 

Nov 28MISA Bake Sale and 50/50 

Nov 28Spectrum Club 

Nov 28Excelsior College Informational Table 

Nov 28Popcorn Sale! 

Nov 28Beyond Tolerance Luncheon 

Nov 28Paper Tigers – Documentary 

Nov 29FMbizhub Meeting 

Nov 29Communications Club 

Nov 29Martial Arts Club & Kickboxing 

Nov 29Word of Grace Club Meeting 

Nov 29Think Peace Club Meeting 

Nov 29ABLE Club Meeting 

Nov 30Student Senate Meeting 

Nov 30ResLife Club 

Nov 30Students of the World Club Meeting 

Nov 30ASL Club Meeting 

Nov 30PTK Meeting 

Nov 30Meditation and Relaxation Time! 

Dec 1Institutional Advancement Committee Meeting 

Dec 1Wall Street Club Meeting 

Dec 1Student Activities Board (SAB) Meeting 

Dec 1Hot Cocoa Bar! 

Dec 2The Valley by Artist William Ruller 

Dec 42nd 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 5) 

Dec 43rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 7) 

Dec 4Graphic Arts & Photography Club Meeting 

Dec 4Community Outreach Club Meeting 

Dec 4Fitness Club Meeting 

Dec 4Gardens and Trails Club Meeting 

Dec 5Spectrum Club 

Dec 6FMbizhub Meeting 

Dec 6St. Rose College Visit 

Dec 6Communications Club 

Dec 6Martial Arts Club & Kickboxing 

Dec 6Word of Grace Club Meeting 

Dec 6Think Peace Club Meeting 

Dec 6ABLE Club Meeting 

Dec 7SAGE College Visit 

Dec 7BLSA Club Meeting 

Dec 7The Valley by Artist William Ruller 

Dec 7ResLife Club 

Dec 7Student Senate Association Meeting 

Dec 7Students of the World Club Meeting 

Dec 7ASL Club Meeting 

Dec 7PTK Meeting 

Dec 7Meditation and Relaxation Time! 

Dec 7SNA Bake Sale 

Dec 7Nursing Students Health Fair 

Dec 8Special Friday Makeup Session (for evening classes only) 

Dec 8Sustainability Committee Meeting 

Dec 8Wall Street Club Meeting 

Dec 8Student Activities Board (SAB) Meeting 

Dec 11Graphic Arts & Photography Club Meeting 

Dec 11Community Outreach Club Meeting 

Dec 11Fitness Club Meeting 

Dec 11Gardens and Trails Club Meeting 

Dec 11M.I.S.A Meeting 

Dec 11College Assembly 

Dec 12Spectrum Club 

Dec 13FMbizhub Meeting 

Dec 13Communications Club 

Dec 13Martial Arts Club & Kickboxing 

Dec 13Word of Grace Club Meeting 

Dec 13Think Peace Club Meeting 

Dec 13ABLE Club Meeting 

Dec 14Student Senate Meeting 

Dec 14ResLife Club 

Dec 14Students of the World Club Meeting 

Dec 14ASL Club Meeting 

Dec 14PTK Meeting 

Dec 14Meditation and Relaxation Time! 

Dec 15Last Day of Classes 

Dec 15The Valley by Artist William Ruller – Last Day on Display! 

Dec 15Wall Street Club Meeting 

Dec 15Student Activities Board (SAB) Meeting 

Dec 15FM Senate Meeting 

Dec 18Final Exams 

Dec 19Final Exams 

Dec 21Final Grades Due at Noon 

Dec 22Last Day to Register for Winter Session without $25 Late Fee 

Dec 23Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 24Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 25Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 26Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 27Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 28Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 29Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 30Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Dec 31Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Jan 1Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

Jan 2First Day of Classes for Winter Session 

Jan 2Late Payment Subject to $25 Late Fee 

Jan 12Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

Jan 15M.L. King, Jr. Holiday – No Classes 

Jan 19Last Day of Classes for Winter Session 

Jan 22Final Grades Due for Winter Session 

Jan 23Orientation (Half-Day AM Session) 

Jan 23Last Day to Register for Spring without $25 Late Fee 

Jan 24First Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

Jan 24Late Registration (Subject to $25 Late Fee) Jan 24-30 

Jan 24Late Payment Period (Subject to $25 Late Fee) Jan 24-Feb 6 

Jan 29M.I.S.A Meeting 

Jan 30Late Registration (Subject to $25 Late Fee) Jan 24-30 

Jan 30Last Day for Student-Initiated Schedule Changes 

Jan 31TEDxFMCC 2018 

Feb 1American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Feb 2Institutional Advancement Committee Meeting 

Feb 6Late Payment Period (Subject to $25 Late Fee) Jan 24-Feb 6 

Feb 7Late Payment Period (Subject to Additional $50 Fee) Feb 7-20 

Feb 12M.I.S.A Meeting 

Feb 141st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 01) 

Feb 14Deadline to Apply for Spring 2018 Graduation 

Feb 14Course Planning Begins for Summer and Fall 2018 Online Registration Only 

Feb 16College Assembly 

Feb 19President’s Day Holiday – No Classes 

Feb 20Late Payment Period (Subject to Additional $50 Fee) Feb 7-20 

Feb 261st 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 02) 

Feb 262nd 10-Week Courses Begin (Session 06) 

Feb 282nd 5-Week Courses Begin (Session 04) 

Mar 2Institutional Advancement Committee Meeting 

Mar 5Online Registration Opens for Summer and Fall 2018 

Mar 12M.I.S.A Meeting 

Mar 14Mid-Term Grades Due 

Mar 14College Assembly 

Mar 151st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 03) 

Mar 17Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 18Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 19Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 20Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 21Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 22Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 23Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 24Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 25Spring Recess – No Classes 

Mar 26On-Campus Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2018 

Mar 262nd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 04) 

Mar 262nd 7-Week Courses Begin (Session 05) 

Mar 29Founder’s Day – No Day/Evening Classes 

Mar 30Good Friday Holiday – No Classes 

Apr 5American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Apr 6Institutional Advancement Committee Meeting 

Apr 93rd 5-Week Courses Begin (Session 07) 

Apr 9M.I.S.A Meeting 

Apr 11Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Apr 11College Assembly 

Apr 162nd 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 06) 

Apr 23American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Apr 252nd 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 05) 

May 13rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 07) 

May 4Special Friday Make-up Session (for evening classes only) 

May 4Institutional Advancement Committee Meeting 

May 7M.I.S.A Meeting 

May 11Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

May 14Final Exams 

May 15Final Exams 

May 17Final Grades Due 

May 172018 Academic Awards Ceremony 

May 242018 Commencement 

May 25Last Day to Register for Summer – Day Session I, Day Session II, 8-Week Evening Session, 10-Week Session 

May 28Memorial Day Holiday – No Classes 

May 29First Day of Classes for Summer – Day Session I, 8-Week Evening Session, 10-Week Session 

May 30Late Payment Period for Summer – Day Session I, 8-Week Evening Session, 10-Week Session (Subject to $25 Late Fee) 

Jun 19Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for Summer Day Session I 

Jun 22Special Friday Make-up Day for Summer Day Session I 

Jun 29Last Day of Classes for Summer Day Session I 

Jun 29Last Day to Register for Summer Day Session II without a $25 Late Fee 

Jul 2Final Grades Due for Summer Day Session I 

Jul 2First Day of Classes for Summer Day Session II 

Jul 3Late Payment Period for Summer Day Session II (Subject to $25 Late Fee) 

Jul 3Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for Summer 8-Week Evening Session 

Jul 4Independence Day Holiday – No Classes 

Jul 12Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for Summer 10-Week Session 

Jul 13Special Friday Make-up Day for Summer 8-Week Evening Session 

Jul 20Last Day of Classes for Summer 8-Week Evening Session 

Jul 23Final Grades Due for Summer 8-Week Evening Session 

Jul 24Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for Summer Day Session II 

Jul 27Special Friday Make-up Day for Summer Day Session II 

Jul 27Special Friday Make-up Day for Summer 10-Week Session 

Aug 3Last Day of Classes for Summer Day Session II 

Aug 3Last Day of Classes for Summer 10-Week Session 

Aug 6Final Grades Due for Summer Day Session II 

Aug 6Final Grades Due for Summer 10-Week Session