Date & Time
Spring Preview is designed to help admitted master's students get to know our faculty, staff, and students—and each other!
We look forward to welcoming you to Ann Arbor, to experience the Ford School community, the University of Michigan campus, and our wonderful city! We will soon be sharing additional information, including information about panelists, how to access panels remotely (particularly for our admitted students abroad), and more.
Travel funding support and a hotel discount are available—see details below the day's schedule.
* Denotes sessions available to virtual attendees
|8:15 – 9:00 a.m.||Registration and coffee
|9:00 - 9:45 a.m.||
Welcome and introductions*
Beth Soboleski, Associate Director, Student and Academic Services
|9:45 - 10:00 a.m.||Break|
|10:00 - 11:15 a.m.||
Ben Levine (MPP/MBA)
Maia O'Meara (MPP '22)
Kristy Pritzl (MPA '22)
Ryan Swick (MPP '23)
Yasin Shafi (MPP '22)
|11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||
Jon Hanson, Director, MPA/MPP Program; Lecturer
|12:30 - 2:00 p.m.||Lunch with faculty and staff
Weill Hall Courtyard
|1:30 - 2:00 p.m.||Tour of Weill Hall (optional)|
|2:00 - 3:15 p.m.||
Graduate Career Services presentation*
Claire Davidson, Career & Leadership Development Manager
|3:15 - 3:30 p.m.||Break|
|3:30 - 4:30 p.m.||
Moderator: Jennifer Niggemeier, Director, Office of Graduate Career Services & Alumni Relations
|5:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Dinner, hosted by the Student Affairs Committee (SAC)
Travel and lodging
We greatly look forward to welcoming those of you who are able to attend. For students coming from outside of the metropolitan Detroit area, we have travel funding assistance of up to $250 to help defray your transportation costs to attend. For students coming from the metro Detroit area are eligible to be reimbursed up to $50 for travel. Please note that this assistance is only available for the April 8th event. Forms for requesting reimbursement will be made available at Spring Preview.
We have also secured a block of rooms at an Ann Arbor Hyatt Place for a discounted rate of $149 per night, which includes breakfast. If you are interested in making a reservation, you can do so here. You need to book by March 22 to receive the discounted rate and it is available Thursday night or both Thursday AND Friday nights, but not just for Friday night. The hotel runs a free shuttle that you can take to campus.
Future Fordies—find information on your next steps, other admitted student activities, and how to connect with our community as you consider your offer of admission. Visit the Future Fordies portal for details.