The official start of the school year, welcome week and orientation activities at the Ford School give new students the opportunity to meet and engage with peers, faculty, and staff, and begin the process of preparing for the academic year.
Incoming master's students: Check your email for more information, updates, and a detailed fall welcome schedule sent to you from Student & Academic Services.
Monday, August 22
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
International student welcome and panel
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Dean's welcome address (required)
2:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Campus scavenger hunt and group activities (required)
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Dinner (small plates) (required)
Tuesday, August 23
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast and coffee (required)
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Academics at the Ford School (required)
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Introduction to Student & Academic Services team (required)
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Culture and inclusion at the Ford School (required)
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Faculty panel (required)
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch with Ford faculty (required)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Introduction to career services (required)
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Statistics waiver exam
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Student Affairs Committee social event - Master's student BBQ
Wednesday, August 24
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Student Affairs Committee community service
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
1:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Information loop (required): Headshots, info fair, Grad Career Services, fellowships and funding, and advising and registration
The most current University of Michigan Health and Safety protocols will be followed. At this time, U-M requires all individuals to complete their ResponsiBLUE survey prior to entering Weill Hall, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Please see the U-M health response portal for all current public health guidance, policy, and answers to frequently asked questions.