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Alumni

Each year, nearly 900 doctoral and more than 2,100 master’s degree recipients join the Rackham alumni community. A global network of more than 115,000 alums, Rackham grads continue to discover innovative solutions to the world’s most complex questions, establishing themselves as leaders in their fields.

Through mentorship and philanthropic giving, they also provide a strong foundation upon which current students can thrive during their time on campus, setting them up for success once they leave.

Recent Alumni Stories

Time Travel with Typewriters

Time Travel with Typewriters

With support from the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship, Rackham alumna Meghan Forbes created a program that uses a retro strategy to encourage children to write: giving them access to typewriters.

Mining the Past

Mining the Past

With support from the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship, anthropology alumnus Colin Quinn helped start a program that connects a Romanian community with its mining heritage.

2020 Honor Roll of Donors

We are grateful to everyone on the 2020 Honor Roll of Donors.

2020 Rackham Report

From the appointment of a new dean to the introduction of Rackham North, we hope you will enjoy learning about some of the dynamic initiatives the Rackham Graduate School is undertaking.

Welcome to Rackham Connect!

We invite you, our alumni, to stay connected with Rackham and network with classmates, peers, and professionals in your field and in others.

Rackham Connect is a digital space developed in partnership with the Career Center’s University Career Alumni Network (UCAN). Not only will students be able to connect with alumni and potential mentors, but Rackham alumni will have a space to connect with one another.

An Impact Unlike Any Other

“Rackham students pursue advanced studies, research, and training in every school and college in the university. Your gift can help them every step along the way, from the day they first walk in the doors of the Rackham Building for orientation to the moment they walk back through as graduates ready to help shape our world.”

Rackham Alumni Diversity Council

The Alumni Diversity Council brings together alumni and friends of the graduate school to share their knowledge, perspective, and connections to develop, promote, and sustain DEI efforts across Rackham’s local, national, and global communities through strategic action.

Rackham Career Pathways Council

The Rackham Career Pathways Council brings together alumni and friends of the graduate school who are today’s leaders to share their knowledge, perspective, and connections in ways that will create the opportunities and experiences Rackham students need to reach their full potential and become tomorrow’s leaders in a global society.

Useful Information for Alumni

How can I update my contact information?

You can use the U-M Alumni Record Update Form to update your home address, business address, telephone number, fax number, or email address.

You may also contact our office to update your information:

Rackham Graduate School
University of Michigan
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Telephone: (734) 764-1125
Fax: (734) 936-2848
Email: rackham.alums@umich.edu

How can I support Rackham Graduate Students?

Visit our Make a Gift page to learn how you can support Rackham Graduate Students.

Where can I obtain a copy of my diploma or transcript?

Contact the Registrar to request a replacement diploma or official copy of your transcript.

Where can I purchase a hood?

The Michigan Union Bookstore, located in the basement of the Michigan Union, sells hoods to graduating students, alumni, and faculty.

How can I learn more about career and placement services?

Contact the University’s Career Center to learn more about current services for students and alumni.