Welcome to Benjamin Franklin College at Yale University. Construction began on our college in the fall of 2014, with an official groundbreaking ceremony in April 2015. In April 2016, the university announced that the college would be named after Benjamin Franklin. We welcomed our first students in August of 2017.
Our college is in the Gothic style that was notably inspired by the early 20th-century buildings of James Gamble Rogers. While it was built to look as if you stepped back into the 1930’s, the modern construction and amenities make it the perfect place for Yale’s current students. We have a student run coffee shop (“The Beanjamin”), a 2,800 square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment, four music rooms, a ballroom dance studio, a recording studio, and a new bike repair shop. We share some spaces with our fraternal twin, Pauli Murray College including music rooms with a marimba and a drum set, a barre/yoga studio, a pottery studio, and a black box theater.
Now in our seventh year of welcoming Franklinites, we are looking forward to meeting the Class of 2027 and welcoming them into our community.