Admitted student activities


Coming up

There are a variety of opportunities for you to spend time with and get to know members of the Ford School community. Visit us in Ann Arbor for Spring Preview, have coffee with our alumni, attend one of our public events (online or in-person), or schedule a time to meet with us virtually. We hope you will enjoy these opportunities to learn more about the Ford School and to ask questions about the program.

You can also follow our Instagram and join current and admitted students on Slack.

March 20-25: Coffee with alumni (in-person and virtual events)
Sign up to have coffee (or tea) with an alum in LA, New York, Washington DC, Minneapolis, Seattle, or Chicago. Virtual on April 5. See who you'll meet and register.

March 20-April 10: One-on-one phone calls
Chat with current Fordies about academics, opportunities, and student life. No sign-up is required. We will be contacting you -- pick up and let's chat!

March 29: Webinar: Connect with current students
An opportunity to informally connect with and get your questions answered by a current student.
March 29th, 6:00-7:00 pm ET - Register here

March 31: Spring Preview (in-person and livestreamed event)
Registration is currently closed. Please contact with any questions.
Join us in Ann Arbor to hear from leadership, and attend student, faculty, career services, and alumni-focused panels. The night wraps with a dinner hosted by the Student Affairs Committee at Pizza House.
Date and Time: March 31, 8:30 am - 7:00 pm ET
Travel: 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. Reimbursement forms and information will be at Spring Preview. Students from within a two hour radius from Ann Arbor can be reimbursed for up to $50 for mileage and parking.
Lodging: 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

April 3 Webinar: Connect with current students
An opportunity to informally connect with and get your questions answered by a current student.
April 3rd, 8:30 am ET - Register here

April 4: Instagram Live tour of Weill Hall. Follow our Instagram!

April 4 Webinar: From here to career
Meet with our career services team to hear about personalized programs that support your career journey. Hear about the school’s first-of-its-kind Leadership Initiative, and its growing suite of graduate and undergraduate student leadership courses, coaching, and extracurricular programs that build on and complement the school's excellent, rigorous curriculum.
Date and time: April 4, 6:00-7:00 pm ET 
Register here

April 5 Webinar: Virtual Alumni Chat
Chat with Ford School alumni to hear about their experiences and how the Ford School has helped them throughout their career.
Date and time: April 5, 6:00-7:00 pm ET
Register here

April 11 Webinar: Academic Services, Advising, and Funding
Susan Guindi, Director of Student & Academic Services, and the team host a final meeting to discuss services offered by Student & Academic Services, advising, funding, and any additional questions students may have.
Date and time: April 11, 6:00 - 7:00 pm ET
Register here

Past events

March 15 Webinar: Welcome to the Ford School
Date and time: March 15, 2023, 4:00 pm ET
Join Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes to hear about faculty research, student-led efforts, and our emphasis on DEI.

Kaltura Video

Policy Talks and public events

Incoming students are invited to attend virtual Policy Talks and other public events, as well as browse past event videos. Our spring calendar is full of terrific offerings, including activists and artists as part of our Center for Racial Justice Fellows Symposium; Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Michigan Senator Stephanie Chang (MPP/MSW '14) reflecting on addressing environmental injustice; Governor Whitmer in conversation with Chris WallaceWilliam Inboden; Ambassador Julianne Smith; and Silvia Robles on diversifying the STEM pipeline.  

View a full listing of all public events at the Ford School and join the conversation.