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


The Hopwood Awards and RC students

The Hopwood program has announced the winners of its Winter 2014 writing awards and, as always, RC students are well represented.

Please join us in congratulating these talented writers for the following awards:

Hopwood Drama - Stuart Richardson
Hopwood Undergraduate Nonfiction - Aleah Douglas
Hopwood Undergraduate Poetry - Haley Patail
The Dennis McIntyre Prize - Stuart Richardson
The Arthur Miller Award - Julie Byers

Well done!

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RC Review Release

The 2014 issue of the RC Review is out, featuring stories, poems, and art by over 20 current Residential College students, including those in the RC’s Creative Writing Program, and several Hopwood winners. The Review is free; copies are available from 12-1 the last two Saturdays in April at a table just inside the RC’s main entrance (East U near Willard). Or email

The Review is edited and produced by RC students. This year’s Review is edited by Allison Epstein, with the assistance of Jon Michael Darga, Sydney Morgan-Green, and Anne Marie Torreson.

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.