Franklin College firmly contends that campus residences offer unique opportunities for socialization and participation in community governance, and that the challenges of group living are a contributing factor in students' overall education and personal development. For this reason, the following residency policy is in effect at the institution.
Unless special permission is granted by the student affairs office, students must be enrolled full-time at Franklin College and regularly attend classes in order to occupy a residence hall room. All freshman, sophomore and junior year students are required to live in college residence halls or fraternity houses except:
- Students residing with parents, spouses or legal guardian.
- Students with military veteran status.
- Students who obtain medical release from both their family physician and the college physician.
- Senior year students who have 91 or more credit hours.
- Students who appropriately petition and are granted permission by the dean of students.
- Students who fail to qualify for one of these exceptions will be billed automatically at the current lowest room rate.
All students living in residence halls and those residing in fraternity houses which do not offer food service are also required to board at the student dining hall in the campus center. The dining hall is closed during Thanksgiving, winter holiday (Christmas), spring breaks and intersessions.