Date & Time
Aug 26, 2019, 11:30 am-7:00 pm EDT
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Great Hall735 S. State Street Great Hall Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open to incoming Ford School graduate students and invited guestsThe official start of the school year, Welcome Week and Orientation (August 26-30) at the Ford School gives new students the opportunityto 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 and leadership seminars, a current student panel, an information fair, and a chance to give back to the Ann Arbor community through volunteer opportunities. Students can also opt to take a waiver exam for microeconomics and/or statistics. You may access the detailed schedule here.