Franklin faculty and staff are excited to welcome students and their families in August! The family orientation schedule has not yet been finalized, but we look forward to hosting parents and families the afternoon of Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Students will be in important sessions all day on Wednesday, so the afternoon is a chance to meet other families, talk with faculty and staff, and help your students start transitioning to their Franklin experience.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Welcome and Introductions
Nielsen Auditorium
Hear from members of the Franklin staff who will be working with your student throughout their time at Franklin. They will introduce themselves and give a brief background on what they do and how they can be reached.


Student Leader Panel
Nielsen Auditorium
Dr. Deborah Knaust, our Dean of Student Life and Engagement, will moderate a panel of student leaders who will share their perspective and suggestions.


Campus Tours
Depart from Nielsen Auditorium
Get a feel for the Franklin campus with guided tours from current students. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other parents.


President’s Reception
President's Lawn, Kaletsch Campus
Join the President for an informal reception at which we officially welcome you into the Franklin Family! Get to know your student’s professors and members of the Franklin staff over light hors d’oeuvres and drinks.


“A Taste of Switzerland”
Grotto, Kaletsch Campus
Join new students, other parents, faculty and staff for an informal buffet to taste traditional dishes from the diverse regions of Switzerland.

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