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Welcome to the diverse community of Rackham graduate students and alumni.

Winter Welcome Back

Reconnect with fellow students and hear a presentation from “the Reluctant Networker.” Also, get a free professional photo and register for U-M business cards.

How Rackham Helps

The Rackham Graduate School is home to over 8,200 students, about half the graduate students on campus. We offer centralized services and special opportunities for all Rackham students.

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If you are new to U-M, then we'd like to offer some help as you get settled. Check out our tips and resources for making Ann Arbor home.

Academic & Professional Resources

Learn about the people, offices, and tools that can help you thrive academically and stand out professionally.

Support System

Where to get help with challenges or problems either academically or in your personal life if the need arises.

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U-M is a big place, but you are never alone as a Rackham student. Stay connected to Rackham and to fellow students during your time here.

2018 Winter Welcome Back

Rackham Graduate Student Programs will be hosting our annual Winter Welcome Back event. We hope you can stop by, connect with your colleagues, and start the new year off on the right foot.


Winter Welcome Back is on Monday, January 8, at 5:30 p.m. with registration and appetizers, followed by these events and activities:

Greg PetersFeatured Program, “Hello and a Handshake: The Tools of Great Networking”

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Assembly Hall, Fourth Floor

Join presenter Greg Peters, aka the Reluctant Networker, and learn the essential elements of networking, how to break the ice, and how to go outside your comfort zone.

Profile Pictures

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
West Conference Room, Fourth Floor

Wear business attire and have a professional profile picture taken by a photographer.

Business Card Registration

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
East Conference Room

Register to receive official U-M business cards.

Free Cool Stuff

In addition to these great events, all attendees will receive a business-card holder and other Rackham Graduate School swag.

Register Now

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Academic & Professional Resources

Computing & Technology

Do you know all the computing and technology centers and services available to you as a student? Now's a great time to get acquainted.


The U-M Library system includes 20 libraries and access to many more through Inter-Library Loan. Five independent libraries add to the wealth of material at your fingertips.

Mentoring & Advising

Read "How to Get the Mentoring You Want" and find campus resources to strengthen your relationship with faculty and others who mentor you.

Professional Development and Paths to Careers

Rackham has multiple ways you can engage in professional development and explore careers, no matter what stage you are in of your graduate education.

Research Assistance and Support

Find information on statistical consulting, data services, and funding especially for doing research abroad.

Teaching, Writing, Language

Expand your training as an instructor in any course and get support for your writing. Non-native speakers of English can also find an array of English language support.

How Rackham Helps

The Rackham Graduate School is home to over 8,200 students, about half the graduate students on campus. We offer centralized services and special opportunities for all Rackham students.

Academic Support and Social Events

Bringing together Rackham students to develop academic and professional skills, foster conversations across disciplines, and to mingle with fellow students outside one's program, department, or school.

Resolution Support

Providing a neutral environment to discuss concerns, receive guidance in instances of discrimination or harassment, and advise students on how to use university resources and policies.

Financial Support

Awarding over $50 million each year in fellowships and grants to support diversity in graduate education, dissertation writing, career exploration, presenting research at professional conferences, and emergency aid.

High Standards Across Graduate Programs

Working with faculty in Rackham graduate degree programs to improve the quality of graduate education, encourage innovation and effective practices, and build a diverse student community.

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