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The Franklin College New Student Programs Office offers a wide variety of summer bridge programs for new students. Each program gives students the chance to familiarize themselves with campus, get a jump-start on academics, make new friends and professors, and learn something new along the way.
There are short descriptions of each option below with a link to program registration. Check back periodically as we update with new information for the summer of 2018! If you have a question now, you can email Jenna Martin, Coordinator of New Student Programs, for more information.
Franklin Quest (2018 dates TBA)- After a tour of campus, leadership development activities and team-building exercises, students will have the opportunity to stay overnight in the Franklin College residence halls to get the full college experience. The next morning, the group will hit the road and head to the Gauley River Gorge in West Virginia, where they will spend the night camping, moonlight hiking, whitewater rafting, preparing meals around a campfire and exploring the natural wonders of the national gorge and its surrounding areas.
Cost: $250 (includes lodging, travel, meals, excursions, and equipment)
Franklin First Scholars (2018 dates TBA) – This nationally renowned, FREE three-day, two-night program is specifically for first-generation college students and their families to learn more about the college experience and academic expectations. Participants completing this program receive a $100 book stipend.
Registration includes lodging for students & guests, meals, off campus excursions, and academic activities
Franklin Advantage (2018 dates TBA) – This is a nine–day, eight-night program to help new students strengthen their writing skills and get a head-start on their academic career. You will receive one of your required liberal arts credits for this program.
Cost: $500 (includes lodging, meals, immersive-learning excursions, evening activities, and academic materials)
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by two weeks prior to the date of pertaining event via email to Jenna Martin, Coordinator of New Student Programs.