In an 1837 letter to family back east, Ann Arbor resident Sarah C. Miles Case wrote, “A branch of the Michigan University at Ann Arbor is to be established in Flint at some future day.”
That day turned out to be September 23, 1956, nearly 120 years after Sarah penned the first recorded mention of a University of Michigan-Flint campus. On this day, the Flint Senior College welcomed the Class of 1958, the first graduating class of what we now know as the University of Michigan-Flint.
This oral history project is our attempt to capture the memories of our first graduates, as told in their own words, nearly 60 years after the awarding of their diplomas.
UM-Flint’s Alumni Relations and the Genesee Historical Collections Center, a unit of the Frances Willson Thompson Library, collaborated on this project.
This project was made possible by a grant from the U-M Bicentennial.
A branch of the Michigan University at Ann Arbor is to be established in Flint at some future day. - Ann Arbor resident Sarah C. Miles Case, in an 1837 letter to family back east
The entire UM-Flint campus community is invited and encouraged to attend two upcoming town halls to provide direct input to a search advisory committee about the desired qualities, experience and areas of focus for the campus’ eighth chancellor.
UM-Flint peer educators lead workshops and educational events on topics such as bystander intervention, consent, and sexual assault.
Since early fall, a group of University of Michigan-Flint campus stakeholders have been working to finalize plans for the campus’s upcoming annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 21.