Living learning communities
Launch Pad • THRIVE • Honors Magnet Program • Language Communities • Franklin Residential College • Art of Wellness
Other academic initiatives
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The Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community, also known as the Launch Pad, is open to students of any major who are interested in launching their own business, non-profit or startup. Located in Creswell Hall, the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community accommodates up to 40 students.
THRIVE, formerly called Freshman College Summer Experience, is a transformative four-week academic residential program. Participants enroll in two 3-credit courses: a high-demand disciplinary course and a student success course that carries a service-learning flag that fulfills the University’s experiential learning requirement.
THRIVE allows students to form meaningful academic and social networks, equipping them for future academic success. During the four-week program students are exposed to and participate in Beyond Classes which are experiences designed to familiarize them with campus and resources. Students who participate in THRIVE report feeling more acclimated to campus and equipped for success before the fall semester begins.
Honors Magnet Program
By living together in Myers Hall, Honors Program participants are surrounded by other serious students whose discussions and friendships promote the exchange of ideas and information across disciplinary boundaries. The Honors Program also maintains a satellite office in Myers Hall to provide academic advising and support students’ other academic pursuits. First-year students have priority in assignments to Myers Hall, including a condensed sign-up period specifically for Myers Hall. Living in Myers Hall is not a requirement of the Honors Program. Honors Program participants should expect to have an Honors Program roommate.
Spanish and French Language Communities in Mary Lyndon Hall
It is often said that the best way to learn a new language is to live in a country where that language is spoken. The next best thing is to live in a language community within University Housing, where students from all walks of life are united by their interest in mastery and enjoyment of the French or Spanish languages. Participants are immersed in these languages through daily spontaneous interaction with their neighbors, as well as through organized activities such as movie nights, dinners, dances and parties, guest lectures, concerts, excursions, and a required weekly conversation course. Residents earn academic credit for completion of the program and are granted priority registration for language courses.
Franklin Residential College (FRC)
The Franklin Residential College (FRC) integrates a close-knit community of university students with members of the faculty who integrate academics into residence life through interaction and engagement with ideas.
The FRC is hosted in Rutherford Hall in the Myers Community. The Franklin Residential College integrates a close-knit community of university students with members of the faculty who integrate academics into residence life through interaction and engagement with ideas. The Franklin Residential College also sponsors numerous cultural and academic events, programming and activities throughout the year.
Art of Wellness
The Art of Wellness Living Learning Community acknowledges the unique needs and experiences of arts students entering college. The program supports them by offering wellness instruction and mental health resources, as well as programming and social activities, including performances, cooking classes, yoga and mindfulness, open mic nights and more. The University of Georgia’s Art of Wellness Living Learning Community is open to all first-year aspiring arts majors and minors. Students live together in Building 1516 and participate in two academic courses—one each semester—that teach yoga, meditation and other wellness-related skills and practices.
Russell Academic Center
UGA’s Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) offers an active learning space open to all students on the first floor of Russell Hall. The RAC offers various UNIV courses, student success workshops, tutoring and academic coaching.
Other Academic Programs
Academic Advising: Thousands of students per semester complete academic advising within their residence halls.
The University of Georgia’s Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) offers an active learning space known as the Russell Academic Center (RAC) on the first floor of Russell Hall. The RAC offers various UNIV courses, Student Success Workshops, tutoring (in chemistry, math, and writing), academic coaching, and other resident support services in a more convenient location for first-year students. The DAE empowers all students to achieve success with innovative courses, programs, services, and student-centered initiatives. Please visit the DAE website for further details and updated offerings.