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!
Travel and lodging
We greatly look forward to welcoming those of you who are able to attend. Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is a thirty minute drive to Weill Hall, the home of the Ford School. Travel reimbursement of up to $300 is available for students who attend and are from outside the Metro Detroit area. Students from within a two hour radius from Ann Arbor can be reimbursed for up to $50 for mileage and parking. Reimbursement forms and information will be at Spring Preview.
The Ford School has partnered with Hyatt Place of Ann Arbor to offer a block of rooms. The rate is $149/night, and reservations can be made through this link. Note that the link is preconfigured to reserve for Thursday (3/30) through Saturday morning (4/1). If you would like to stay only one night, please update the dates at the top of the page to reflect that. There are also a number of other area hotels available through this link.
* Denotes sessions available to virtual attendees
^Denotes sessions to be recorded
|8:30 – 9:00 a.m.||Registration and coffee
|9:00 - 9:45 a.m.||
Welcome and introductions*^
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Interim Dean; Director, Center for Racial Justice
|9:45 - 10:00 a.m.||Break|
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
|11:00 - 11:15 a.m.||Break|
|11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||
|12:15 - 2:00 p.m.||Lunch with faculty and staff
Becky Blank Great Hall
|1:30 - 2:00 p.m.||Tour of Weill Hall (optional)|
|2:00 - 3:15 p.m.||
Graduate Career Services presentation*^
May Skelton, Career Development Specialist
|3:15 - 3:30 p.m.||Break|
|3:30 - 4:30 p.m.||
Moderator: Peter Vasher, Director, Office of Career Services
|5:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Dinner, hosted by the Student Affairs Committee (SAC)
Join members of SAC and other student org leaders for dinner at Pizza House