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    Take a look at FRC's new and returning members for the 2021-22 chapter!


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 2021-22 include service projects, academic events, social gatherings, and the return of our Fall Break trip to Sapelo Island.  


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On October 18th, FRC welcomed Dr. Hermanowicz, a professor from the Classics department, to talk through the history of printmaking and book discoveries. She discussed the evolution of book material: from wax tablets, to scrolls, from papyrus, to leather envelopes, and finally printing.
On Oct. 13, FRC welcomed Dr. Christopher Sieving of the Department of Theatre and Film Studies. Dr. Sieving shared his research on the actress Edie Sedgwick, one of the most famous of Andy Warhol's "superstars" in his experimental films of the 1960s.
In the spirits of FRC preparing for their set off to Sapelo Island, Dr. Damon Gannon, Associate Director of the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, presented student research that he and his colleagues oversee in this critical environment on the Georgia coast the evening of October 7th.  

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Athens, GA 30609

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Alumni Spotlight

Elizabeth Grace Lane

Hi, I'm Grace! I just graduated in May of this year, so I am a pretty recent UGA and FRC alum. The FRC was a huge part of my college experience, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I particularly enjoyed being on the leadership team and getting to come up with ideas for events and see them…

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Casey Serrano

Casey Serrano resided in FRC during her first two years at UGA, majoring in Sociology and Computer Science, with a minor in Spanish. In spring 2020 she served as chair of the banquet committee, a position charged with planning a theme, menus, decorations, invitations ... until the semester…

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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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