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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 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 Sunday April 24th, the FRC family celebrated their accomplishments of the past year, with our Red Queen and Mad Hatter themed end-of-year banquet.
FRC residents Austin Kral and Bita Jadali have both published research in the new edition of The Classic Journal, a student-edited publication of the Franklin College Writing Intensive Program.
On April 19, FRC residents gathered under the stars on Myers quad for a spirited game of Ultimate with a glow frisbee. This was a great chance to stretch our legs and celebrate the warmer weather with a study break! 

FRC Needs Your Support

Franklin Residential College
Rutherford Hall
305 Cedar Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30609
frc@uga.edu

Academic Advisor in Residence
Danielle Bostick

Director
Benjamin Ehlers

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Alumni Spotlight

Beth Richmond

The FRC has been one of the greatest blessings of my time at UGA. Nothing compares to the special community that is formed within the walls of Rutherford. Being a part of the FRC, you know your neighbors! You do service together, you learn together, you have…

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Member Spotlight

Libby Hobbs

Heyo! I'm Libby Hobbs, a first year Journalism Major and Music Minor on Piano. I hope to combine my passion for writing and music by sharing stories of artistry with the world. My favorite piece to play is Clair de Lune by Debussy and currently, my favorite album of all…

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Heyo! I'm Libby Hobbs, a first year Journalism Major and Music Minor on Piano. I hope to combine my passion for writing and music by sharing stories of artistry with the world. My favorite piece to play is Clair de Lune by Debussy and currently, my favorite album of all…

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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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