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The UGA Russian Flagship Living Learning Community, established in Fall 2020, provides a means for interested students to blend their residential and academic experiences in order to enhance the overall quality of college life and to explore and promote Russian language and cross-cultural competence through a simulated immersion environment. Residents speak Russian on a daily basis through spontaneous and organized activities and informal conversations. Russian Flagship tutoring sessions are offered on site weekly. Additional residential activities include movie screenings, dinners, dances, socials, guest lectures, concerts, excursions, performances, and exhibitions.


UGA Russian Flagship Program students are encouraged, but not required, to live in the Russian Flagship Living Learning Community, as it provides additional opportunities to enhance students’ cross-cultural understanding and Russian language proficiency. Russian Flagship Living Learning Community residents must be enrolled in the UGA Russian Flagship Program.


The Community is located in the beautiful Rutherford Hall, in the heart of campus. The recently renovated Rutherford Hall features a state-of-the art multipurpose room, two parlors, and a grand marble staircase. It is within a five minute walk from three UGA dining commons locations, Tate Student CenterGeorgia Center, Legion Pool, Sanford Stadium, and Trial Gardens. Visit Rutherford Hall now via the University Housing 360° Virtual Tour. The Community was established in Building 1516 and moved to Rutherford Hall when it merged with Franklin Residential College ("FRC"), UGA’s first residential community, in Fall 2023. Because the Russian Flagship Living Learning Community is part of FRC, residents additionally have access to all FRC programming and opportunities.

Prospective and current UGA students interested in the Russian Flagship Living Learning Community should contact for more information. The application deadline for returning and transfer students for the 2024-25 academic year has passed. The application portal for incoming first year students for the 2024-25 academic year is now open. Applications are due April 14, 11:59 p.m. Visit to apply.

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