New College Franklin does not currently offer traditional dormitories and has no plans to do so until or unless we possess the resources to pursue creative ways to live in Christian community while avoiding an impersonal dorm culture in which students are disconnected from healthy community and the godly leadership of faculty and the wider parish. We believe in the possibility and the advantages of covenantal academic communities in the form of residential colleges, but these mixed-use, integrated residences would be more familial than the hotel environment of most modern dorms.
New College Franklin is glad to recommend local families who may board out-of-town students; most students opt for this option. Also, Franklin has a number of affordable apartments within close proximity to the college. Please contact the office for a list of local apartments or for more info on boarding with a family.