The measures implemented by the Federal Council to tackle the coronavirus are having the desired effect, which is why they can now gradually be eased.  As of May 28, all religious services and celebrations are allowed – as long as applicable precautionary measures are observed. As of June 6,  Federal Council will gradually ease additional measures. The rate of new infections has slowed significantly, and the measures taken to slow the spread of the virus are proving to be effective. However, this does not indicate the end of the emergency period. All residents of Ticino, have been directed to strictly follow the prevention protocols while they are in public spaces: keep social distancing, observe hygiene rules, and work from home if possible.

During Summer Session I, all classes will be offered online for the first week of classes in line with the federal guidelines. As of Monday, June 8, students and faculty members who are in Lugano may return to the classroom again. For students and faculty who are not able to be on campus at this time, Franklin is providing a hybrid model to accommodate remote learning in conjunction with the regular classroom experience.

Each expandable section below contains more detailed information on specific topics. Our intent is to answer the questions we’ve been receiving and to provide contacts and resources to support students, faculty and staff as needed. This page will continue to be updated as new information becomes available. For ease of access, we have created an easy-to-remember address: www.fus.edu/coronavirus.

Additional details for students are available on Moodle.

Additional information for applicants: Admissions COVID-19 FAQ.

Last modified: May 28, 2020.