Franklin Residential College

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The Franklin Residential College (FRC) at The University of Georgia is a student governed residential college program that offers members opportunities to participate in intellectual and cultural community events. The FRC is currently housed in Rutherford Hall, located on the Myers Quad, and was modeled after residential colleges found at common Ivy League institutions to give the feel of a small college within a great university.

The FRC is a mix of nearly 60 students studying humanities, fine and performing arts, social sciences and life or computational sciences. Our residents include first-year through senior students, and most live in Rutherford Hall for multiple years.

Students in The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences may apply for a space at the FRC, the only residential college at UGA, during the spring semester of every year. The FRC is open to any student majoring or minoring in one of the 30 Franklin College of Arts and Sciences programs. Members are admitted by the FRC Academic Advisor in Residence, Senior Dean, and the Dean’s Assistants on the basis of their interest in and commitment to participating in the community of a residential college. They enjoy its character, as well as its robust intellectual, cultural, and social life with the presence of the Academic Advisor in Residence and the Senior Dean.

Along with the students, the Academic Advisor in Residence and her family live in Rutherford Hall in the apartment located on the first floor. This family regularly hosts students in their apartment for special events. The residence family works together with the Dean’s Assistants to develop programs and activities for the students involved in the FRC.