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One of our many activities for our FRC Family - Rutherford Residence Hall Cookie Night

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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 more than 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 2023-24 include service projects, academic events, social gatherings, and a spring trip to Sapelo Island. 

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FRC congratulates our graduating seniors in 2023! We thank you for the fond memories, and wish you the best for the next stage of your journey!
With the cold snap behind us, last week FRC residents helped transfer seedlings from the greenhouse to our FRC Sustainability garden. Many thanks to our Sustainability Chair Madison Brantley and Urban Agriculture Intern/ FRC alum Abby Lauterbach for organizing the event!
Dr. Ehlers hosted the April Executive board meeting at his home, and for a team building exercise the Director's Assistants and Danielle faced off against the other team members in a game of ... Kubb!

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Alumni Spotlight

Jamie Rodriguez

I joined the FRC since the start of my freshman year in 2016. It was a small program about 30-40 students, clearly not the same number of students that today's FRC holds. The FRC grew into the tremendous program it is today, offering a home away from home, the ability to…

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Member Spotlight

Anjali Van Ness

Hello! My name is Anjali, and I am a second-year Data Science major. After graduation, I plan to pursue a career in data analytics, although I am not quite sure yet what specific field I would like to work in. People are surprised to find out that I really enjoy…

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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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FRC Students