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Housed in newly renovated Rutherford Hall, the Franklin Residential College or the “FRC” is UGA’s first residential community. Unique to the FRC, a staff family resides in Rutherford who regularly host students in their home for intellectual, social, and cultural events. Under the guidance of our Faculty Director, the FRC is a student-governed residence, modeled after residential colleges found at many Ivy League institutions to give the feel of a small college within a large university. Over nearly 20 years in existence, the FRC has become home to thousands of students, accepting a mix of first-year through senior undergraduates into the program each year. Students with any major or minor within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences may apply to join the FRC. 

Events planned for 2022-23 include service projects, academic events, social gatherings, and our Fall Break trip to Sapelo Island. 

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On October 16, residents of FRC learned about the mission of the Athens Area Humane Society and had the opportunity to volunteer with the animals up for adoption.
On September 29th, our FRC members took to the Green Roof Garden to harvest some Zinnia plants! These cold-resistant flowers found a new home with our members as they were replanted in vases. Below are some images of the beautiful arrangements that we created.  
Last week FRC residents got to spend some quality time with Danielle and Fletcher on a lovely evening on Myers quad. Fletcher loves meeting new students, scratches behind the ears, and walks around campus. We are glad to welcome the official dog of FRC!

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Alumni Spotlight

Ryan Baity

Concerning my favorite FRC memory, it would without a doubt, be the trip we took to Sapelo Island. I took the trip as a senior and at that point, many of the FRC members I joined within my sophomore year had left the program or had graduated and this trip was a great way to…

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Member Spotlight

Hannah Lee

Hi! I'm Hannah Lee, a freshman majoring in Psychology on the pre-med track. Fun fact: my favorite animal is a platypus.

Currently, I'm an active member of the FRC, and I'm excited to be co-Recruitment…

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Member

Hi! I'm Hannah Lee, a freshman majoring in Psychology on the pre-med track. Fun fact: my favorite animal is a platypus.

Currently, I'm an active member of the FRC, and I'm excited to be co-Recruitment…

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Franklin Residential College @ Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery

Since 2018, FRC has pursued a service learning project in conjunction with community partners at Gospel Pilgrim, a historic African American cemetery in east Athens. In 2019-21, with support from the History Department, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and the Mellon Foundation, FRC will complete a series of biographies and maps detailing the lives of those buried in Gospel Pilgrim.

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