We are excited to welcome new students in January! Student leaders and staff will help new students adjust to their new environment over the course of several days before classes begin on Monday, January 18. In early January 2021, students will receive information about signing up for math and writing placement sessions on January 8, 2021. Franklin has transitioned material from New Student Orientation into an online format for the 2020-21 academic year, and students will have access to virtual orientation beginning January 11. Information will also be sent via e-mail to all new students about online advising meetings to register for spring courses on January 12. All new and returning students should plan to move into their residence halls on Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16.

Please note that some components of the arrival and orientation schedules will be finalized in early January. The state of the pandemic; cases in Switzerland; and public health regulations implemented by Switzerland, Canton Ticino, and Franklin will determine what kind of activities we will be able to host to welcome you in January. We will be in touch with new students with more information as soon as we have it! Please note that the schedule below is tentative and that new students will receive a final version when they arrive on campus.

Friday, January 15

09:00 – 17:00

New Student Arrival and Check-InOffice of Student Life, Airone

The Office of Student Life will be open so new students can check in, receive their apartment keys and find information about their new home!

15:00

Grocery Shopping Trip (Optional)Students who would like to go grocery shopping should plan to meet at the OSL Front Desk in Airone.

18:30

Dinner with Student Leaders (Optional)

Saturday, January 16

09:00 – 17:00

New Student Arrival and Check-InOffice of Student Life, Airone

The Office of Student Life will be open so new students can check in, receive their apartment keys and find information about their new home!

15:00

Grocery Shopping Trip (Optional)Students who would like to go grocery shopping should plan to meet at the OSL Front Desk in Airone.

18:30

Dinner with Student Leaders (Optional)

20:00        

 

Downtown Walk (Optional)

Join several student leaders and current students for a walk to downtown Lugano to check out some of our current students' favorite places and the promenade along Lake Lugano.

 

Sunday, January 17

10:00

Campus Tour (departs from Airone)

11:00

 

Life at Franklin

Learn important information about being a Franklin student and our student life policies. This session will help students understand what it means to be a part of our community.

12:00

Lunch with Student Leaders

13:00 to 15:00

Downtown Lugano Tour (Optional)

18:30

Dinner

20:00

Virtual Welcome Back Mixer (Optional)Join current and new students for an informal get together on Zoom! After a brief welcome, we'll break into smaller groups so students can get to know one another a bit better before classes start on Monday.