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Prospective Students

Welcome! The RC is a living community and a learning community in East Quad. All U-M LSA students are welcome to join the RC, take RC classes, or elect an RC major.  

The RC celebrates the best of the liberal arts within LSA. With 4 majors, 4 minors, 5 immersion languages, 4 visual arts studios, the Keene Theater and 8 unique community-engagement programs, the RC is truly unlike any other space on campus.

Our students, faculty, and alumni are among the most enthusiastic groups on campus, and we encourage prospective students to engage with us and enjoy all that we have to offer. There is no typical RC student! RC students come from all kinds of different backgrounds and pursue a wide variety of majors, minors, and graduate degrees.

There is no separate application or additional essay required to be a part of our community. Join today!

Highlights of the RC

Best of Both Worlds: All RC students are LSA students; but NOT all LSA students are RC students. RC students get insider access to the RC, as well as everything in LSA!

Academic Independence: Flexible and responsive to change, the curriculum offers students the freedom to challenge themselves and independence in how they are being educated.

Learning in the Real World: Encouraging citizenship along with scholarship, RC students practice global curiosity, commitment to social justice, and community engagement.

Unique Class Dynamics & Small Class Sizes: RC students collaborate with peers and faculty to engage with material head-on while in small classes of 9-20 students.

What We Teach: RC courses promote new material and ways to learn! The RC has its own majors, minors, and experiential courses, but RC students can pursue any LSA major or minor.

Get to Know the RC

Take some time to navigate these topics and learn more about the RC. Here in the RC, we connect you to the resources of a large research university while maintaining a small-college feel.

Students of the RC

Meet the students who make up our wonderful living-learning community and read about their experiences, why they chose the RC, and what opportunities they pursue while they're here.

The RC by the Numbers

Review reasons to join the RC, peruse myths you might hear around campus, listen to alumni voices and meet the RC student assistants who make up our wonderful admissions team.