Plans for future in-person alumni events at Franklin are currently on hold. In mid-February, we will make an announcement regarding the Global Alumni Reunion which was originally postponed to May 21-23, 2021. Registration is currently on hold until that decision is announced. 

To learn about the university’s response to COVID-19 and how we are trying to reduce the risk to our community and to the region, please visit the Franklin COVID-19 Pandemic Protection Plan website.

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Advancement at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Franklin’s 7,000 alumni — entrepreneurs, researchers, policymakers, and above all, leaders — have helped to shape the world we know today. Many of them remain deeply involved in the life of the university. They volunteer, serve on boards, follow regional alumni clubs, and generously support Franklin’s students, faculty, and staff. As individuals, their contributions are extraordinary. As a community, their impact is substantial.

Alumni Series by Samuel Miller '17

Making the most of every opportunity: Marina Lorenzini ‘16

Marina Lorenzini, class of 2016, was a polished and driven figure on campus, with an incredible ability for languages. In fact, she was my freshman class’s Italian 100 mentor and I remember us all struggling to get through those early Wednesday morning sessions, trying to match her perfect pronunciation.

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Karen Cooper: Globetrotter, Entrepreneur, Filmmaker

In times like these, the value of a college education is often hotly debated, especially one that isn’t highly industry specific. With COVID-19 disrupting everything, many are turning their thoughts towards the challenges of life after quarantine. This is especially true for the class of 2020 who will be facing an uncertain and disrupted job market.

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Franklin Friends, Life Partners

Those who attend Franklin face a variety of unique situations, but one less talked about aspect of FUS life is how Franklin’s unique location in Switzerland, and its highly international student body, affects interpersonal relationships between students.

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