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Open to incoming Ford School graduate students and invited guests
The official start of the school year, Welcome Week and Orientation (August 28–September 1) at the Ford School gives new students the opportunity to meet and engage with peers, faculty, and staff, and begin the process of preparing for the academic year.
Welcome Week helps students consider what it means to join a community like the Ford School and embark on a rigorous, professional degree path. During the week's activities, new students will be introduced to some of the school's core values of academic integrity, diversity, mutual respect, and constructive engagement. In addition, there are policy writing seminars, a current student panel, an info fair, and a chance to give back to the Ann Arbor community through volunteer opportunities. Students can also opt to attend "math camp," sit in on a review of calculus or microeconomics, and take a waiver exam for calculus, microeconomics and/or statistics.