Saturday, June 29

If you cannot arrive before 17:00, please call +41 91 986 53 29. After 17:00, please call +41 79 211 46 89 for assistance.

12:00 to 17:00

New/Visiting Student Arrival and Check-in
Office of Student Life, Airone

Students may check into their residence halls any time on Saturday afternoon! All students living in the residence halls for Summer Session 2 must move out by 12:00 noon on Friday, July 26.


Trip to Downtown Grocery Store (optional)
Depart from the Office of Student Life, Airone

Please join our student leaders as they take groups of students to Migros downtown! The group will leave promptly at 14:30.


Meet Your Neighbors!
Falcon’s Nest (the lounge you visited when you checked-in), Airone

The RAs will welcome those who would like to start getting to know other students in the Falcon’s Nest. We’ll discuss a few things you need to know for your first night here and talk about some of our policies related to living on campus. We’ll head to the Grotto for dinner together!


Grotto, Kaletsch Campus


Movie Night (optional)
Office of Student Life, Airone


Sunday, June 30

The Office of Student Life in Airone will be open from 10:00 to 17:00 to accommodate students who were unable to check in on Saturday.

Open between
09:15 and 10:15



Life in Switzerland
Kaletsch Campus Classrooms

Several of our student leaders will share valuable information about life at Franklin and tips about traveling, getting around, and navigating Swiss culture.


Campus Tour
Tours will depart from the Life in Switzerland session.

Our student leaders will show you around campus to help you get your bearings! We’ll show you the academic buildings and a few of the neighborhood shops that many students frequent off-campus.


Grotto, Kaletsch Campus


Quick Trip to Ponte Tresa (optional)
Meet outside the Office of Student Life, Airone

Student leaders will lead interested students to the nearest FLP Train stop and take them on a quick trip to Ponte Tresa, a town that straddles the Swiss-Italian border. Many students go to Ponte Tresa for cheaper prices and some ethnic restaurants options not available in Lugano. An RA will show interested students how to buy train tickets for the 25-minute ride and will point out some of the highlights. If you would like to join us, please be sure to bring your passport.


Grotto, Kaletsch Campus


Walk to the Lake (optional)
Office of Student Life, Airone

An RA will be taking students for an evening stroll along the lake. We know you have had a long day, but please consider joining us for a walk to the beautiful Lugano waterfront.

Monday, July 1


Classes Begin

Tuesday, July 2


Deadline—Course Changes
Course Add/Drop

During the summer sessions, special hours are in effect for the Franklin Bookstore.  See the Bookstore page for details.