With panoramic views of Monte Bre and downtown Lugano, Alba features 20 single-occupancy studio-style apartments, and 10 double-occupancy studio-style apartments complete with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. The Lugano train station is directly across the street. Alba is a 10-minute walk from central Lugano and a 10-minute walk from campus.
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Welcome to Alba! Alba is a residence hall located adjacent to the Lugano train station allowing for easy travel within Switzerland and beyond! The residence hall has 30 studio apartments composed of a bathroom, kitchen, and living room. Alba offers great lake and city views as well as many shops and restaurants within walking distance. Students have a fantastic opportunity to connect themselves with Franklin life and the local community due to the proximity to the city center. Alba is a mixed residence hall allowing first year students and upperclassmen to connect. I look forward to seeing you all on campus!
Samantha Elam, Alba Resident Assistant
Alba residents will also get a chance to meet Uday Khattar, the Office of Student Life's Administrative Resident Assistant! Samantha and Uday both live in Alba and are available to help students engage with the Alba and Franklin communities.