Parent Handbook CoverWelcome to the Franklin Family: your ultimate guide awaits!

Are you excited about the incredible opportunities that the Franklin experience holds for your student? We understand that this journey is both thrilling and challenging, and we are here to support you every step of the way. As a part of the Office of Advancement, we are delighted to present you with an invaluable resource - the Franklin University Switzerland Parent's Handbook!

Excited to dive into this treasure trove of information? Click the link below to download your copy of the Parent's Handbook:


What's Inside

This comprehensive handbook has been carefully curated to provide you with all the essential information you need as the academic year progresses. It covers vital aspects of your student's university life, ensuring they have a rewarding and successful future. Here's some of the information that you'll find inside:

  • Academic Insights: Discover everything about the academic programs, curriculum, and support services that will help your student thrive in their studies.

  • Financial Guidance: We understand the importance of financial planning for your child's education. Find expert advice on scholarships, financial aid, and managing expenses.

  • Campus Life: Learn about the vibrant campus community and the array of activities and clubs available to enrich your student's university experience.

  • Local Guide: Are you new to the area? Fear not! Our handbook includes a quick guide to area accommodations and top-notch restaurants, ensuring your visits to the campus are filled with comfort and joy.

To further enhance your connection with Franklin visit the section of our website dedicated to families like yours. Explore a wealth of information specifically designed to cater to your needs and interests.

Contact Us:

Should you need any assistance beyond what the handbook provides or have additional questions, suggestions, or comments, we are here to help! Feel free to reach out to us at, and we'll be more than happy to assist you.

Welcome once again to the Franklin University Switzerland family. Together, let's make this journey an enriching and unforgettable experience for your student!

To all incoming students and parents
Warning: Mobility by Train

As a result of the derailment in the Gotthard Base Tunnel on August 10, the passenger trains between Ticino and the German-speaking part of Switzerland will be diverted via the Alpine Panorama Route until further notice. Although this journey is picturesque, it will take 60 minutes longer for national traffic and 60-120 minutes longer for international traffic. Since double-deck trains cannot operate on this route, there could be fewer seats available (30% fewer seats available on the weekends and slightly reduced capacity on weekdays). 

Our community is encouraged to refer to the SBB website for detailed information and plan for longer train journeys when traveling between Ticino and the German-speaking part of Switzerland.