Coronavirus Update – May 15, 2020

Dear Students,

In my effort to keep all constituencies updated on our management of the COVID-19 crisis, I am sharing today’s video message.  My message shares our goal of opening the campus for in-person classes to start the Fall, 2020 semester.  While that is our goal, our extensive planning will prepare us for all possible contingencies and scenarios which might evolve between now and August.  Our summer will be spent refining every aspect of those plans, with our highest priority being the safety of our campus community.  Decisions will ultimately be guided by our local health care professionals, particularly our partners at Johnson Memorial Health, with whom we have established an on-demand testing protocol.

We will remain in touch with you throughout the summer and ask that you monitor your email for those updates. 

The resourceful creativity of our students, faculty and staff throughout this crisis has been inspiring. You have demonstrated the strength and character of Franklin College with successful teaching and learning experiences under challenging circumstances. 

Have a wonderful summer, and let’s all look forward to an exciting start to the 2020-2021 academic year.




Kerry Prather


Kerry N. Prather │ President


Franklin College
101 Branigin Boulevard, Franklin, Indiana  46131-2623 │ 317.738.8010