Deceptively peaceful from the outside, East Quad is the venue for many activities

Drama class in the RC Keene Theater

Empowering Communities through Creative Expression

Ken Mikolowski and Warren Hecht - RC creative writing instructors

Live where you learn

Members of the Sustainification Forum (Sustainability + Beautification) discuss the value of locally grown foods with EQ Chef Buzz

Personalize your studies

Political action through performance

Printmaking - one of many studio arts classes at the RC

Professor Helen Fox's first year seminar class, Unteaching Racism, solicit feedback from the RC community

RC Associate Director and Director of RC Academic Advising, Jennifer Myers, discusses academic options with a student

RC Music Program Head, Katri Ervamaa teaches music theory

RC Sustainability Forum students visit a local farm

RC classes focus on writing and discussion

RC faculty attending April commencement ceremony

RC graduates perform at RC commencement ceremony.

RC intensive language study facilitates participation in the many U-M sponsored study abroad programs

RC professors challenge you to rise to your potential

RC staff Charlie Murphy laughs with graduates at the commencement ceremony

RC students receive written evaluations as well as grades in RC classes

Reading in Greene Lounge

Sato-sensei teaches hiragana in Intensive Japanese I

Students from beginner to advanced levels are involved in RC studio arts classes

Students learn practical skills and engage in community projects at the same time

Students study together in the East Quad courtyard

Study in Detroit for a semester

The RC also offers a minor in Drama, Text-to-Performance

The RC offers intensive study in six languages

The RC offers many venues in which to practice and display your skills

The RC sponsors many community engagement programs

U-M students display their creativity

hosts student installations as well as those of visiting artists

Here's what's happening - right now - at the RC


Welcome Residential College Class of 2018!

RC orientation began on June 9, and continues through the end of July. While you're here, be sure to say hello to Jennifer Myers, Charlie Murphy and Melanie Karner of Academic Services. They're here to help you navigate your journey from orientation to graduation. If you have any questions or problems, ask them first; if they can't help you, they will direct you to the people who can. You may have already met or spoken with Lana Kanitz, our admissions coordinator. She'll be around this summer, too, so feel free to look her up. 

Congratulations on your admission to Michigan, and to the Residential College. We're all looking forward to meeting you this summer and to getting to know you better over the course of your college career. 

Literature of Environmental and Social Justice

The global environmental justice movement is “inspired by activists, artists, teachers, and scholars,” and is defined as “the right of all people to share equally in the benefits of a healthy environment” (Adamson et al).

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RC Community Summer Read 2014

Are We Less Creative and More Alone?: Arguments about Creativity, Technology, and Education for the RC Community

Coming up in September: Tanz Tangente in residence at the RC +

Janet Hegman Shier, the students of RC Deutsches Theater, Michael Gould,, and Ken Mikolowski, instructor in the RC Creative Writing Program will collaborate on several multi-genre events centered around a two-week residency of Tanz Tangente, a dance troupe from Germany. 

Janet Hegman Sheir is the Head of the RC German Program and Director of RC Deutsches Theater. Michael Gould is an instructor in the RC Music Program, where he teaches Afro-Cuban Drumming and a Found Instruments class in which students perform on instruments they have created themselves from found objects. Ken Mikolowski is an instructor in the RC Creative Writing Program. He teaches poetry, he writes poetry, and he edits and publishes poetry. 

Watch our Events page for more information.

Residential College Funding Priorities in Victors for Michigan Campaign

Over the past several years, we've worked to examine and define our priorities for the Victors for Michigan campaign which begins on November 8, 2013 and ends in 2017 - the year of the RC's 50th anniversary, and the University of Michigan's bicentennial.  Read about our priorities here.