Full in-person classes have just begun yesterday at Franklin, and, following this wonderful news, students, staff and faculty are starting to make the most of the Fall 2021 semester, taking great care and making sure that our campus is kept safe and healthy.

In this new academic year, the Franklin family further expands with the addition of 180 new students, representing 35 nationalities, who have partaken in the traditional Orientation week, including the always awe-inspiring trip to Valle Verzasca.

While coming together and strengthening our community, students are reminded that those who develop flu-like symptoms or have close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 should immediately contact medicalservices@fus.edu for instructions and advice. Additionally, Franklin continues to require masks in all indoor common areas and outdoors when you cannot be socially distanced. It is also important to follow the health and safety guidelines and download the SwissCovid app (iTunes or Google Play), mandatory for all Franklin students, professors, and staff. More information about the app is available on Federal Office of Public Health webpage.

For further details and information, the COVID-19 Information and Updates page, the COVID-19 Resources in the Franklin app (iTunes or Google Play), as well as our current Pandemic Protection Plan are available for consultation.

It is with enormous pride that Franklin announces that more than 82% of students and 85% of faculty and administrative staff on campus have reported that they are vaccinated, and know that this number will continue to grow in the following weeks ahead, contributing to our community's protection.

Last but not least, Franklin is gearing up to offer great events and programs scheduled for this semester, ranging from Student Organization Association venues, off campus trips and excursions, recreational sports activities, and more. Check out the University Calendar to learn more about them all.