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Information for Parents and Families

Sueann Caulfield's RC first year seminar, Feminisms in Latin America, meeting in Nichols Arboretum in September 2020

RC Virtual Parents & Families Orientation

Welcome to the RC, parents and families of new RC students! We are excited to have your student join our vibrant community of scholars, artists, activists, scientists - everything under the sun - encompassing our 800+ current students, 70 faculty, 10 staff, and nearly 7,000 alumni all around the globe.

We hope you and your loved ones are making safe passage through this pandemic. COVID-19 has changed everything at the University of Michigan this past year and in lieu of being able to visit with you this summer in person at an orientation session, we hope to engage with you online. 

We hope you'll watch this short video with our director, Catherine Badgley, and associate directors, Laura Thomas and Stephen Ward. It'll give you a good sense for the spirit of the Residential College, and answer several frequently asked questions.

We are holding several Virtual Open Houses throughout the summer to meet you and answer your questions about the Residential College. Signups are first-come, first-served. Check back in May for the list of 2022 dates and times!


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