Springer-Franklin College

Springer-Franklin College is the only RC containing residents from two residential halls. The new HC Franklin Hall provides the opportunity for many of the Honors College students to live in their own community on the first floor. Achievements include Residential College Council of the Year ('15 and '16), SAI's All-Campus Sing - Residential College Division champs 5 years in a row ('11-'16), RCA Spirit Flag winner two years in a row ('16 and '17), and National Residence Hall Honorary Golden Gobbler winner ('15). The Terrapins also have a winning record in Intramural Sports with back-to-back championships in women's flag football and women's softball, as well as men's swimming and water polo ('16-'17).

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Crest, Mascot and Colors

Springer-Franklin's mascot is the terrapin (turtle). Their colors are green and white.


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Traditions and Annual Events

  • Freekee Teekee
  • Annual LBL Hike
  • Intramural Sports

Questions about IM sports? Contact our Springer-Franklin Athletic Directors!

The Residence Hall

Springer Hall was built in 1964 at a cost of $939,795 to house 316 men. It was named after Mr. O.B. Springer, a graduate of Murray State and, at the time, a businessman in Henderson, KY. Springer was a member on the Board of Regents from 1950-58 and 1960-70. Franklin Hall was built in 1962-63 at a cost of $1,015,450 to house 330 men. The building was named after Mr. Hollis C. Franklin, a banker from Marion, KY. He served on the Board of Regents from 1947-56.

In the fall of 1997, the two merged to form Springer-Franklin Residential College. New Franklin was built through 2015-2017 at the cost of approximately $28 million to house 388 students, and is home to the exclusive Honors College housing.

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