Members of the residence life staff strive to create living communities where learning, mutual respect, honesty, and responsibility are modeled and valued. The primary goal of hall programming is to facilitate the adjustment and success of students. Research on the ways in which students transition then adjust to life on campus suggests that their first few weeks on campus are critical to how well they adjust to collegiate life. This information is the foundation on which student programming at Franklin College is based.
In addition to creating community standards, members of the community come together on a monthly basis for meetings and celebrations as well as for learning opportunities. Every floor community plans monthly programs that are sponsored by members of the residence life staff.
Members of the residence life staff also plan several major campus events during the course of the year. The annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat Program has become a beloved residence life tradition. In addition, members of the staff sponsor a "Battle of the Bands" contest in the spring and the "First Fridays" entertainment series in the Student Center throughout the academic year.