Welcome Week and Move-In

Franklin College 2023 Welcome Week is Approaching

Incoming Class of 2023, mark your calendars! Welcome Week is Wednesday, Aug. 23 – 31 and is a required part of Launch. Move-in for residential students is from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, and Commuter student check-in will be Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 4 – 4:30 p.m. in the Napolitan Student Center. You will receive more information via email in the weeks leading into Welcome Week.

Welcome Week is dedicated to setting you up for college success. We have reserved this week specifically to assist you in getting you ready for the next step in your life. In addition to moving in and getting oriented to campus, you will participate in events, activities, and workshops, including:

  • Becoming a Part of Our Tradition: Celebrate the official start of your college career as you participate in legacies passed down for more than 180 years. Attend the Opening Convocation and Bell Ceremony, smile for the annual class photo, and take a walk around Dame Mall to commemorate your Franklin College initiation.
  • Building Community: Participate in a host of events designed specifically for you to meet your fellow classmates, faculty and staff and create a sense of belonging at a college that cares.
  • Getting Involved on Campus: Check out the college’s 40+ student organizations at the Student Involvement Fair, attend sessions that provide valuable tools and resources for success, meet your Launch Team and First-Year Seminar classmates for the first time.
  • Seeing the Big Picture: Attend programs that provide college expectations and policies, introduce you to campus technology, review your academic schedule one more time and discover where everything is on campus.

Helpful Info

2022 Welcome Week Schedule for New Students Taking a First-Year Seminar Course (PDF)

2022 Move-In Instructions (PDF)

Campus Map (PDF)

Move-In Labels:


Let’s Talk

If you have specific questions about Welcome Week and Move-In, contact the Center for Student Success at 317.738.8334 or email us at studentsuccess@FranklinCollege.edu.