Your well-being is of vital importance to us 

Providing students with a safe environment in which to live and learn, and keeping students, parents, and employees well informed about campus security are among our top priorities. As part of the Orientation program, Franklin staff talk with students about campus emergency procedures and provide them with numbers to call in case of emergency. There is always a Franklin Resident Assistant on call, and managing emergency situations is part of RA training.

For additional security, Franklin contracts security guards from Vigilitas, who maintain a high level of surveillance on campus. The local police, fire department and ambulance services are also very responsive and have three-digit phone numbers for dialing quickly in emergencies.

Crime Statistics

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires postsecondary educational institutions to disclose annual reports of criminal activity on campus. The act is intended to provide students and their families with accurate, complete, and timely information about safety on campus so that they can make informed decisions.

The Campus Crime Statistics Chart contains campus crime statistics for the past several years. You will see that Franklin University Switzerland is exceptionally safe.

Emergency Numbers

Franklin Emergency Number: +41 (0)79 211 46 89

Police: 117
Ambulance: 144
Fire: 118
Directory Information: 1811

Lugano Hospitals:
Ospedale Civico: +41 (0)91 811 61 11
Ospedale Italiano: +41 (0)91 811 61 11

Independent Travel

Franklin encourages all students to travel independently on the weekends or anytime they don’t have study conflicts.

In an effort to keep Franklin students as safe as possible when traveling away from the Ticino Canton in Switzerland and the Lombardia Region in northern Italy, the University has developed an online Independent Travel RegistryAll students are strongly encouraged to enter their independent travel information into the Travel Registry by completing the short questionnaire. Please note that students participating in Academic Travel are not required to enter information into the Travel Registry as their information is registered and managed by Franklin.

The Travel Registry assists Franklin in guiding well-informed international travel decisions and offering assistance in the event of an emergency. All the information entered into the Registry will be kept strictly confidential at all times and will only be used for emergency response purposes.

Campus Safety Walkers

Students are encouraged to contact a Franklin Safety Manager to request someone to walk you between campus locations. Contact information is shared with the Franklin community at the beginning of each semester.