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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.

Alumni Spotlights

Discover how Michigan graduate alumni are creating positive change in the world. Discover the groundbreaking research and achievements of our students. Discover what puts Rackham at the center of the graduate student experience.

Alumni Spotlight: Jeannine Bell

As a social justice activist and scholar raised in 1970s Detroit, Jeannine Bell is no stranger to the challenges faced by marginalized populations today. Currently a professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Jeannine focuses on the systemic racism that...

Alumni Spotlight: Juan Jaen

“I wonder if I could go to school here.” That was Juan Jaen’s thought as he walked past the University of Michigan’s old chemistry building while visiting from his home city of Madrid (Spain). Anita, his girlfriend at the time, now his wife, replied, “Well, go inside...

Alumni Spotlight: Jeff Hansen

Where science went, so did Jeff Hansen, from a college campus to the newsroom and back again. With an undergraduate degree in Economics, a Ph.D. in Microbiology, and a career in journalism, his career path might seem nontraditional, but to him, it makes perfect sense....

Alumni Spotlight: Tiffany Marra

Tiffany Marra has always had a heart for social justice. Even as a high school student in an agricultural part of California with a majority Latino population, she noticed a clear disparity in the opportunities available to different students. Some students were able...

Alumni Spotlight: Joshua Hyman

Josh Hyman is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy, the Department of Economics, and the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, so he spends the majority of his waking hours interacting with college students; however, he often...

Rackham Connect—Coming Soon!

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

This fall, keep an eye out for Rackham Connect, a platform 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.

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

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.