Launch Team

students collaborating at a round table

Teams Build Dreams

Your Franklin College Launch Team is a hand-selected group of four people dedicated to helping you succeed. During your first year, you will meet with your Launch Team often to review your personal and academic goals, as they support and guide you to becoming your best self – personally, academically and professionally. Your Launch Team includes:


  • Your First-Year Adviser is a faculty member who is here to challenge and inspire you as you define your academic goals and develop a detailed, four-year plan to achieve them.
  • Your First-Year Seminar Instructor has taken the time to carefully craft a course around a topic you already enjoy. Your instructor will get to know you through your shared area of interest as you attend First-Year Seminar three times per week during the fall semester.
  • Your Launch Mentor is a fellow student who has been there and will help you successfully transition to college. Your mentor is ready to answer questions about homework, classes and college life, but will also spark deeper conversations about your life goals and passions and how you can manifest them on campus and in the community.

Let’s Talk

If you have specific questions about Launch, contact the Center for Student Success at 317.738.8334 or email us at