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The Residential College 50th Anniversary Celebration - October 19-22, 2017

The RC 50th Anniversary Weekend is a celebration of the past as well as a celebration of our coming together to celebrate ourselves. 

The weekend celebration itself will be an ‘open house’ in East Quad in which RC Alumni, Faculty, staff, current students, and invited guests come and go as they please, rather than a formal event with a formal schedule.

Of course, we are planning some core events but we also want to allow time and space for people to make connections on their own, to initiate an impromptu workshop or demonstration, to deliver a talk or a performance in the Keene Theater (formerly “The Aud”). We want this to be a creative and evolving event. We have reserved the Keene Theater for the entire weekend, so if you’d like to propose an event, please email us with your ideas.

Highlights of the Celebration Weekend include: a transformation of the Keene Theater into the Half-Way Inn, including food from the original Half-Way menu; a celebration of recently retired RC Creative Writing instructors Ken Mikolowski and Warren Hecht; the 2017 Annual James H. and Jean B. Robertson Lecture delivered by RC Alumna Alisa Solomon; a community dinner at the Michigan Union; a Sunday Brunch in the East Quad cafeteria, and a rally in the Diag.

Throughout the weekend, there'll also be an Alumni art installation in the RC Art Gallery, (please contact Isaac Wingfield if you’re interested in showing your work) and student musical and theatrical groups performing in the Keene Theatre and elsewhere.

There’ll also be events hosted by RC partners, Telling It  and Prison Creative Arts Project.

You probably shouldn't miss this RC weekend. You're coming, right? Let us know

We’ll keep you informed as plans are confirmed; make sure we have your contact information

We're also hosting a  community dinner on Saturday, October 21 at the Union. Please register for that here so we know how many to expect. (Note:There is no charge for our dinner guests, but space is limited by the size of the room. If your plans change and you cannot attend the dinner, please let us know.)

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Photo, left to right: Matt Rohn, Yi-Tsi Feuerwerker and Cindy Sowers in the legendary Half-Way Inn, EQ