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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:

Dec 10Student Life Committee Meeting 

Dec 10Graphic Arts & Photography Club 

Dec 10FM Athletics Association Meeting 

Dec 10Fitness Time! 

Dec 10Jehovah Witness Information 

Dec 10Jehovah Witness Information 

Dec 11ABLE Club Meeting 

Dec 11Fitness Club Meeting 

Dec 11Tarot Card Readers 

Dec 12Think Peace Club 

Dec 12Civility Committee Meeting 

Dec 12Complimentary and Alternative Medicine 

Dec 12Open Mic Night at FM! 

Dec 12Create Your Own Etched Ornaments 

Dec 13PTK Weekly Meeting 

Dec 13Food Advisory Committee Meeting 

Dec 13Student Senate Association Meeting 

Dec 14Last Day of Classes 

Dec 14Wall Street Club Meeting 

Dec 17Final Exams 

Dec 18Final Exams 

Dec 20Final Grades Due at Noon 

Dec 20FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

Dec 21Last Day to Register for Winter Session without $25 Late Fee 

Dec 22Christmas/New Year Break – Campus Closed 

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 

Jan 14Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals 

Jan 17FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

Jan 18Last Day of Classes for Winter Session 

Jan 21M.L. King, Jr. Holiday – No Classes 

Jan 22Final Grades Due for Winter Session 

Jan 22Last day to Register for Spring without $25 Late Fee 

Jan 22Orientation (Half-day AM Session) 

Jan 23First Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

Jan 23Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jan 23Late Payment (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jan 24Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jan 25Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jan 28Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jan 29Late Registration (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jan 29Last Day for Student-Initiated Schedule Changes 

Feb 1Institutional Advancement Committee Meeting 

Feb 1Deaf Chat! ASL Club Gathering 

Feb 4Assessment Committee Meeting 

Feb 6Late Payment Period (subject to additional $50 fee) 

Feb 6Policy Committee Meeting 

Feb 7Curriculum Committee Meeting 

Feb 8College Assembly 

Feb 8Safety Committee Meeting 

Feb 11Student Life Committee Meeting 

Feb 131st 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 01) 

Feb 13Deadline to Apply for Spring 2019 Graduation 

Feb 13Course Planning Begins for Summer and Fall 2019 Online Registration Only 

Feb 13Civility Committee Meeting 

Feb 14Student Senate Association Meeting 

Feb 15Sustainability Committee Meeting 

Feb 18President’s Day Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) Sat, Feb. 16 classes will be in regular session 

Feb 21FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

Feb 251st 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 02) 

Mar 1Institutional Advancement Committee Meeting 

Mar 1Deaf Chat! ASL Club Gathering 

Mar 4College Assembly 

Mar 4Online Registration Opens for Summer and Fall 2019 

Mar 4Assessment Committee Meeting 

Mar 6Policy Committee Meeting 

Mar 7Curriculum Committee Meeting 

Mar 81st 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 03) 

Mar 8Safety Committee Meeting 

Mar 11Student Life Committee Meeting 

Mar 13Mid-Term Grades Due 

Mar 13Civility Committee Meeting 

Mar 14Student Senate Association Meeting 

Mar 15Sustainability Committee Meeting 

Mar 16Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Mar 17Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Mar 18Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Mar 19Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Mar 20Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Mar 21Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Mar 21FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

Mar 22Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Mar 23Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Mar 24Spring Recess – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Mar 25On-Campus Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2019 

Mar 272nd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 04) 

Mar 28Founder’s Day – No day/evening classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Apr 4Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline 

Apr 5Institutional Advancement Committee Meeting 

Apr 5Safety Committee Meeting 

Apr 5Deaf Chat! ASL Club Gathering 

Apr 8Assessment Committee Meeting 

Apr 10Policy Committee Meeting 

Apr 11Curriculum Committee Meeting 

Apr 11Student Senate Association Meeting 

Apr 12Sustainability Committee Meeting 

Apr 15College Assembly 

Apr 152nd 10-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 06) 

Apr 15Student Life Committee Meeting 

Apr 17Civility Committee Meeting 

Apr 18FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

Apr 19Good Friday Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Apr 232nd 7-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 05) 

Apr 253rd 5-Week Session Individual Course Withdrawal Deadline (Session 07) 

May 3Special Friday Make-up Session (for evening classes only) 

May 3Deaf Chat! ASL Club Gathering 

May 3Student Senate Association Meeting 

May 8Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester 

May 9Final Exams 

May 10Final Exams 

May 13Final Grades Due at Noon 

May 16Academic Awards Ceremony 

May 16FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

May 22Commencement 

May 24Last Day to Register for “Day Session I”, “Summer Eve 8 and 10-week Sessions” without $25 late fee 

May 27Memorial Day Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

May 28First Day of Class for “Summer Day Session I” 

May 28Late Payment for “Summer Day Session I” (subject to $25 late fee) 

May 28First Day of Classes for “8-Week Evening Session” 

May 28First Day of Classes for “10-Week Session” 

May 28Late Payment for “8-Week Evening Session” (subject to $25 late fee) 

May 28Late Payment for “10-Week Session” (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jun 18Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for “Summer Day Session I” 

Jun 20FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

Jun 21Special Friday Make Up Day for “Summer Day Session I” 

Jun 28Last Day of Classes for “Summer Day Session I” 

Jun 28Last Day to Register for “Summer Day Session II” w/o a $25 late fee 

Jul 1First Day of Classes for “Summer Day Session II” 

Jul 1Late Payment for “Day Session II” (subject to $25 late fee) 

Jul 2Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for “8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 4Independence Day Holiday – No classes (limited services/facilities may be available) 

Jul 11Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawal for “10-Week Session” 

Jul 12Special Friday Make Up Day for “8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 18FM Board of Trustees Meeting 

Jul 19Last Day of Classes for “Summer 8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 22Final Grades Due for “8-Week Evening Session” 

Jul 23Last Day for Individual Course Withdrawals for “Day Session II” 

Jul 26Special Friday Make Up Day for “Day Session II” 

Jul 26Special Friday Make Up Day for “10-Week Session” 

Aug 2Last Day of Classes for “Day Session II” 

Aug 2Last Day of Classes for “10-Week Session” 

Aug 5Final Grades Due for “Day Session II” 

Aug 5Final Grades Due for “10-Week Session” 

Aug 15FM Board of Trustees Meeting