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14th annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day

Jul 11, 2024, All Day
Multiple locations
Each year, our Ford School community of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends gathers together in the name of President Ford on or near his birthday (July 14!) to socialize, network, and most importantly celebrate what binds us together - our collective Ford School experiences. Wherever you are in the world on July 11, you are invited to join in the fun, share your #FordSpirit, and take part in the Ford50 festivities!   

Ford School Pride Month Celebration

Jun 25, 2024, 1:00-2:30 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Join the DEI Team for ice cream and a screening of the iconic 1990 documentary Paris is Burning.

Fordie Grad Fair

Apr 23, 2024, 11:30 am-1:30 pm EDT
Great Hall (the Becky)
Congratulations, '24 graduates! Let's celebrate your upcoming graduation at Fordie Grad Fair! 

Faith, Spirituality, and Public Policy

Apr 15, 2024, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Rm 1220
Fordies, we welcome you to join us for a gathering on faith, spirituality, and public policy. Led by our very own Ford School professor Dr. Ann Lin.

Spring Preview Day 2024

Apr 5, 2024, All Day
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
Spring Preview is designed to help admitted master's students get to know our faculty, staff, current students—and each other!

Restorative Justice and its Policy Implications

Mar 25, 2024, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Join Dr. Estelle E. Archibold, the Leadership Initiative and the Center for Racial Justice for this virtual session about restorative justice and its policy implications.

Hail Yeah!

Mar 14, 2024, 10:30 am-1:30 pm EDT
Great Hall
Thank an alum! Get a free t-shirt! 


Mar 13, 2024, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Room 5240
This discussion, hosted by the Ford School Student Affairs Committee (SAC) will focus on how to create more inclusive communities and the politics around identity. 

Walk to the Polls: all-community gathering

Feb 20, 2024, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Great Hall
The Michigan Presidential Primary is February 27th which is during Spring Break. But don’t worry: Michigan now has nine days of early voting! Please join our amazing student-led organization Turn Up the Turnout (TUT) for an all-community lunch and Walk to the Polls on February 20, 2024, 11:30-1:00.

Finding Yourself in a World That Didn't Always Include You

Feb 16, 2024, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium, Rm 1120
In this enlightening conversation, Distinguished Professor Dr. Earl Lewis delves into a profound exploration of his personal journey spanning over three decades, during which he navigated spaces where representation was sparse or non-existent. This event is hosted by the graduate chapter of Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP).

Food for Thought

Feb 14, 2024, 11:30 am EST
Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
This month's Food for Thought will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Associate dean Jeff Morenoff will host a panel with staff from the Prison Creative Arts Project to discuss Unpacking Justice, Policy, and Artistic Advocacy.Please join us to share your thoughts and learn more! Pizza will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.

Careers in Public Service with UM Alum: Open House with Mark R. Jacobson

Feb 7, 2024, 10:00 am-11:30 pm EST
4th Floor Meijer Lounge, Weill Hall
Meet Mark Jacobson, a seasoned veteran who has made significant contributions to NATO, the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and held key roles at the Department of Defense. Mark's journey spans academia and military service.

Food for Thought: The Vital Role of Students in the Presidential Election

Jan 31, 2024, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Our Food for Thought series is returning this Wednesday, January 31 from 11:30-12:50 in the Annenberg Auditorium. Our discussion topic will be “The Vital Role of Students in the Presidential Election,” and we will be joined by a panel that includes Abdul El-Sayed, Rusty Hills, Landon Myers, Erica Reilly, and Naomi Garcia. Food for thought attendance is limited to Ford School students, faculty, and staff. Pizza will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.

Food for thought

Nov 15, 2023, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Roughly once a month, we will convene community conversations to devour pizza and discuss burning issues in policy and politics. These off-the-record conversations will aim to foster frank and open dialogue among Ford students, faculty, and staff. Each session will feature one or more Ford professors or scholars with relevant expertise, but these will not be lectures. They will be guided conversations in which we share both comments and questions, listen and learn from one another, and seek to co-produce knowledge on policy issues in the United States and around the world. Please come to learn more and to share your ideas.


Nov 7, 2023, 5:00-6:00 pm EST
Becky Blank Great Hall
Join your fellow Ford Students for CommuniTea! A student-led series of informal, bi-weekly gatherings held in Weill Hall, focusing on key topics of interest to our community

Greg Harden, "Stay sane in an insane world"

Nov 6, 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
The Ford School community is invited to join for a community conversation on leadership with motivational coach Greg Harden. Parker Tracey, an ICF Associate Certified Coach who works with Ford School MPP students as part of our executive coaching program, will interview Harden on his work, leadership advice, and his new book: Stay Sane in an Insane World: How to Control the Controllables and Thrive.


Oct 24, 2023, 5:00-6:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Room 3240
Join us for CommuniTea! A student-led series of informal, bi-weekly gatherings held in Weill Hall, focusing on key topics of interest to our community.