As an alumnus of Living Arts, you are a member of an ever-widening group of innovators, creators, thinkers, and doers. Our alumni network contains some of the brightest and most creative minds on the University of Michigan’s North Campus.


The Living Arts Alumni Board exists to support and broaden the pre-existing Living Arts community through peer-mentorship, social support, and encouragement of the interdisciplinary ideals that Living Arts stands for. We encourage the engagement of alumni within the community and provide the opportunity for alumni-initiated workshops, socials, and other events. We hope to extend the community and its values outside of the freshman class living in Bursley Hall.

Living Arts alumni who are no longer living in Bursley Hall but who wish to remain active in Living Arts can do so by serving on the Living Arts Alumni Board.

  1. Serve as ambassadors to the University community and larger community by identifying activities and opportunities that would be well-served by Living Arts representation.
  2. Coordinate collaborations with Living Arts and relevant student-led organizations and initiatives.
  3. Serve as role models and resources to the Peer Mentors and new Living Arts students.



Living Arts alumni have the opportunity to lead workshops of their own. This serves as a resource for current Living Arts students as well as an opportunity for alumni to engage with the community while further developing their leadership skills.

 SocialsPicture of a Living Arts alumni social event at bubble tea

Once a month, the Alumni Board puts on a social for alumni to allow them to get together and catch up. Past socials include Bubble Tea Night at Sweeting and Ben & Jerry’s Night.                                                                                                                          


The Alumni Board works to plan events or projects that will involve and encourage the collaboration between first-year students in the residential community and the alumni community. Past projects include the Bursley Mosaic (pictured above).


Alumni Board Members

From left to right: Manali Desai, Information; Justin Ni, Art & Design and Computer Science; Estefania Escobar, Environmental Engineering;          Jason Cottrell, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences; Raymond Surya, Climate & Space Sciences and Engineering

Join the Alumni Board