Visit Franklin College

students on Dame MallTake a tour. Meet with an admissions counselor. Have lunch in the cafeteria. Talk to students. Meet and talk with a professor. Attend a class. Meet with a coach or student organization president. Attend a football game. Explore the city of Franklin. Play in Indianapolis. We offer daily visits for prospective students most weekdays and select Saturdays during the year, rain or shine.

Our office hours during the academic year are Monday- Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. During the summer, our office hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

How to Visit

A Franklin College education is fully engaged – it’s something you do, not just watch. And the best way to choose your home for the next four years is to experience campus life for yourself.
We offer different kinds of visits:

  • Are you a prospective student? You may see as little or as much as you want on an individual visit. It’s totally up to you whether you prefer to take in a tour or personalize your visit, meeting professors, coaches, students, attending classes and more.
  • You may join other students for our select Saturday visits. Visitors attend an information session and join a campus tour.
  • Strongly considering entering Franklin College and wanting a true sense of what our community is like from the student point of view? Shadow days allow you to go alongside a student.
  • Would you like to take elementary, middle and high school age students to see college life? Group visits accommodate up to 100 students.

Admission events are regularly scheduled opportunities for you to learn about Franklin College and interact with faculty and students.

  • Are you a high school sophomore or junior who has not yet visited campus? Our Grizzly Sneak Peak is an opportunity to learn about college in general, in addition to the Franklin College experience.
  • Blue and Gold Days are our most popular days and offer students and parents the tradition and fun of an autumn Saturday on campus.
  • Are you an admitted student? Stay for our overnight program.
  • Ben Franklin Scholars will be invited to a scholarship program on campus.

Can’t make it to campus? View our virtual tour. Talk to our admissions counselors by phone or when they come to you. See us on social media.

Things to do on your visit

  1. Talk to students. They will share what is truly Franklin College more than any tour or presentation.
  2. Talk to faculty. Professors in any field will answer your questions.
  3. Are you an athletic recruit? We can set up a time for you to meet fellow athletes or talk to a coach.
  4. Get a feel for Franklin, Indiana. Check out local restaurants, coffeehouses, bakeries and shops around a courthouse square. There are often festivals with food, music and parades. The Artcraft Theater shows old and all-time favorite movies.
  5. Take a walk. Franklin College’s Grizzly Park and nearby Province Park adjacent to campus allow you to see athletic facilities and nearby trails.
  6. Visit Indianapolis. We are 25 miles from downtown Indy – this proximity means that you are close to opportunities for research, internships and jobs not to mention concerts, shopping, restaurants, sports events and museums.

Getting Here

Let’s Talk

We’re happy you’re interested in Franklin College!

If you have specific questions, contact the Office of Admissions at 888.852.6471 or 317.738.8075 or email us at