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Alumni and Friends

Hello! I'm Robby Griswold and I'm the Residential College's Communications and Outreach Coordinator (and RC Arts and Ideas alumnus, '07). The College hired me in part to beef up our alumni engagement efforts and it's an honor to help with this. 

We are collecting information from alumni who are interested in mentoring or engaging with current RC students. If you'd like to engage, please complete this questionnaire.

We have started sending a quarterly e-news to alumni and you can sign up for that at this link

We love to invite alumni back to East Quad, and we have started a list to send 3-4 invitations per semester for events. Sign up for that invitation list here

We've started an RC podcast. If you have any ideas for people or topics you'd like to have covered, please email me! I'm at and you're welcome to update the RC on your news, happenings, or requests.


The RC's Priority for Alumni Giving

“Now in retirement, reflecting on how I might best reward the College for all it has meant to me personally, I can think of no better way than to launch a program to support annual RC alum-student interactions on a permanent basis.  I have therefore contributed one half of the $25,000 needed to establish an endowed U-M fund that will enable the College to invite several interested RC alums to the College every year to make presentations of their ideas and/or their work, and to interact informally with RC students.

I hope very much that you will join me in this effort by helping us to raise, by the end of the year 2018, the second half of the financing needed to endow the fund.” 

- Tom Weisskopf, RC Director, 1996-2005, and RC Economics Professor, 1979-2010