I lived in Franklin all of freshmen year so while you’ll have to bug house-chair Jason about current house dynamics I can speak to my experiences.
Franklin is lovely. It’s quiet, clean, and low-key. Some of my favorite Franklin memories include reading Political Science papers by the fire, chatting with the house keeper Karen, pancake breakfasts on Saturday mornings, joking about using the house budget to buy shower radios (I still think it’s a good idea) and making big house dinners at the end of term. Even though I moved off campus last fall Franklin still feels like my on-campus home. The common room is a great place to study and the garden out back equally pleasant. I’m not sure what’s on the menu for this term (my friend Kione and I usually head up the house dinner planning) but here’s a picture of the festivities last year.
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(How else was I supposed to answer that, question-asker?!)
But, the folks currently in the office live in these houses and can tell you they’re the best because:
Alana ‘15: “I live in Woolley, and I like that there’s a community but the people in the house have enough transparency to be a part of the larger campus community. Our theme this term is ‘Where the Wild Woolley Things are” and who wouldn’t love that? I used to live in Booth, and miss the coffee hour challenges and tight-knit community.”
Jason ‘13: “I reside in Franklin, and it’s clean, quiet, and low pressure.”
David ‘13: “I live in Sawtell, and there just is a lot of love. It’s really comfortable and supportive”.
Jessieh ‘13: “I loved living in the townhouse because of its intentional community and lengthy weekly house meetings.”
As a Bingham-ite, I’ll just say that we have a porch and that is why we are the best.
- Julia ‘15