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    FRC@Gospel Pilgrim

    FRC's service learning project at this historic cemetery.

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    First Year Applications are open!

    See How to Join. Deadline April 11


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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FRC would like to thank Dr. Amy Bonnaffons for joining us for an engaging Talk & Tea on "Reclaiming Monstrosity: Queer Vampires and Feminist Hybrids." Throughout Western literature, figures of monsters and vampires have been used to represent fears of racial and sexual outsiders. Dr.
FRC would like to thank Dr. Wolkow of the Classics Department for his engaging lecture on the man, the myth, the legend who went to Hades and back: Orpheus.
A huge shout out to our FRC residents who spent Saturday Feb. 11 volunteering with Athens Habitat for Humanity! We helped to prepare a house that will be moved to a new location by removing old insulation, and then worked at a different site priming walls to be painted in new colors.

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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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Jeffery John

Hello! My name is Jeffery John, and I'm a 4th year Computer Science major with an emphasis in Software Design, a minor in Public Policy and Management, and the Applied Data Science and New Media Certificates. In my free time, I like 3D printing, aquariums, and attending…

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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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