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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 explore Ann Arbor with new and old friends.  Read about the RC 50th in the University of Michigan Alumnus News.

Find a schedule of RC 50th Celebration events here

There are still rooms available for the weekend. Here's a list.

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 celebration dinner for RC alumni, faculty and staff on Saturday, October 21 at the Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom.  Although the dinner reservation list is full, we anticipate that there will be some who won't be able to attend, so we have opened a waitlist for dinner reservations, which you can access here.  

(Note: If you have already registered for the dinner, but your plans have changed and you cannot attend, please let us know.)

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Semester in Detroit has planned a bus tour of Detroit on Saturday, October 21, 2017, celebrating the RC's 50th Anniversary (and SID's 9th Anniversary)! This is a half-day bus-trip that will leave Ann Arbor at 8:30am and return at 1:30pm (lunch included). The broad aim is to explore U-M's and the RC's relationships with Detroiters and Detroit community organizations. We'll spend the trip interacting with current and former Semester in Detroit students and hearing from Semester in Detroit/RC faculty and RC Alumni living and working in the city. Among other issues, we'll reflect on the challenges and successes of building partnerships between U-M and Detroit. The tour is full, but if you'd like to be placed on a wait list, please email Craig Regester .


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