50 Fun Things To Do As A Franklin Student

students playing golf on Mall
You are part of a new family!

Here are things we like to do together.

  1. Rub Ben’s Nose for good luck on your way to an exam in Old Main.
  2. Meet members of Franklin’s faculty and staff as they help you move in on move-in day.
  3. Join us for Tower Tradition during Welcome Week to receive a pin of the tower of Old Main.
  4. After orientation weekend you can enjoy fun activities with your new friends at the Welcome Bash. 
  5. Meet the college president at the annual Party at the Presidents.
  6. Gain a little extra spending money by becoming a student worker on campus.
  7. Get a photo sitting with the Ben Franklin statue on campus.
  8. Go to Jefferson Street Pub, or as the students call it, JSL, for stuffed bread sticks and popcorn.
  9. Professors will line Dame Mall and cheer you on as you walk to the Bell Ceremony during orientation weekend.
  10. Grab a group of friends and play campus golf. It’s with a tennis ball!
  11. Join one of the many clubs and teams Franklin College has to offer at the Activities Fair.
  12. Enjoy a weekend of activities during Homecoming weekend!
  13. Celebrate the Grizzly football team at the pep rally with a performance from the FC Dancers and the FC cheerleaders.
  14. Show school spirit at the Homecoming Privy Burn after the pep rally celebration.
  15. Ring the victory bell after winning the annual Victory Bell football game.
  16. Find a group of friends and attend one of the many events put on by the Student Entertainment Board.
  17. Enrich your mind by listening to a visiting speaker as part of the annual convocation lecture series.
  18. Become part of the Grizzly family by joining a sports team.
  19. Have a study session with your friends that accidentally turns into an all-nighter!
  20. Support Franklin College’s theatre program by acting in or enjoying a play put on by students.
  21. Get in the holiday spirit by supporting your friends at the holiday choral concert and instrumental concert.
  22. Show off your talents at various campus events and performances.
  23. Visit the Modern Language House for multicultural food and language.
  24. Take a break from studying and get some fresh air with a walk on the Grizzly Park Trail.
  25. Take your education out of the classroom and to another country by studying abroad.
  26. Get real world job experience by completing an internship during Immersive Term.
  27. Volunteer for an activity on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
  28. Cafeteria sit for hours with friends doing homework, socializing, or catching the latest sporting events on the televisions.
  29. Enjoy a night out on the town with a monthly FC on the Town event, sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement.
  30. Study your hardest for the semester and make the Dean’s list.
  31. Visit the local shops in Historic Downtown Franklin, a short walk from campus.
  32. Have a taste for good pizza and famous cheese cubes? Visit The Willard in Downtown Franklin.
  33. Visit the Artcraft Theatre for old time movies.
  34. Grab a coffee and giant cookie before class at the Griz Café in the student center.
  35. Keep off that freshman fifteen by working out in the Spurlock Center.
  36. Expand your thoughts on religion and your faith by attending a weekly Chapel service.
  37. Attend world-class theatre productions during a fall trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada.
  38. Try something different for lunch and visit Benjamin’s Coffeehouse, the 1823 Bakery or Ann’s Restaurant.
  39. Find inspiration in fellow students work at the semester end Art Show in Johnson Center for Fine Arts.
  40. De-stress during the semester with a furry friend at Pet Therapy Day.
  41. In need of some retail therapy? Franklin is located close to Kohl’s, the Greenwood Park Mall, and the Edinburgh Premium Outlets.
  42. Soak up some sun by hanging out or doing homework on Dame Mall.
  43. Learn the stories of the famous campus fires.
  44. Talk a professor into having class outside on a beautiful day.
  45. Keep that GPA up by getting extra help at the Academic Resource Center in Hamilton ONE.
  46. Take a trip to Indianapolis for fun at the Indianapolis Zoo, the canal, or the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
  47. Play pool between classes in the Napolitan Student Center.
  48. Show off Franklin College to your family by inviting them to Family Weekend put on by the Center for Student Involvement.
  49. Be a part of the Grizzly Grand Prix Festival, held each spring.
  50. Enjoy the sunshine by hanging a hammock on Dame Mall or utilizing one of the outdoor study areas.