Type: School event
Series: Welcome Week

Fall 2022 incoming master's welcome week

Date & time

Aug 22-26, 2022, All Day


Weill Hall (1st & 2nd floor)
735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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

Time Session Location
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. International student welcome and panel Betty Ford
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Check-in (required) Great Hall
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Dean's welcome address (required) Annenberg
2:15 - 4:30 p.m. Campus scavenger hunt and group activities (required) Various
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Dinner (small plates) (required) Tent

Tuesday, August 23

Time Session Location
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Breakfast and coffee (required) Great Hall
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Academics at the Ford School (required) Annenberg
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Introduction to Student & Academic Services team (required) Annenberg
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Culture and inclusion at the Ford School (required) Annenberg
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Faculty panel (required) Annenberg
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch with Ford faculty (required) Various
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Introduction to career services (required) Annenberg
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Statistics waiver exam Annenberg
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Student Affairs Committee social event - Master's student BBQ Gallup Park

Wednesday, August 24

Time Session Location
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Student Affairs Committee community service TBD
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (required) Various
1:15 - 4:30 p.m. Information loop (required): Headshots, info fair, Grad Career Services, fellowships and funding, and advising and registration Various

Thursday, August 25

Time Session Location
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Microeconomics waiver exam Remote
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Leadership at the Ford School (required) Annenberg
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Lunch break with continuing Fordies Your choice!
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Writing seminar (required) Annenberg

Friday, August 26

Time Session Location
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Facilities and information technology (required) Annenberg
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Student panel (required) Annenberg
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. First generation college student welcome lunch O'Neill
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Rackham fall welcome and information fair Hill Auditorium + virtual

Health and safety

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.