Type: School event

Welcome hoMe celebration

Homecoming 2022


Date & Time

Sep 23, 2022, 3:30-8:00 pm EDT
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Sep 24, 2022, 12:00-3:30 pm EDT
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Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091

An exciting slate of activities is planned for all Fordies, SPPers, and IPPSters.

Below, find details on the weekend's schedule, registration, Michigan v. Maryland football tickets, and an online Spirit Store, along with special activities for our ‘20 and ‘21 graduates, who we're very much looking forward to celebrating.


Friday, September 23

  • 3:30 p.m.: Check-in for ‘20 and ‘21 graduates (Great Hall)
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m.: A Policy Talks event with Celeste Watkins-Hayes and Paula Lantz (Annenberg Auditorium)
    Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes, founding director of the Center for Racial Justice, and Professor Paula Lantz discuss the devastating structural inequities exposed by the COVID pandemic—and why all policymakers must now be equipped with a toolkit for navigating pandemics. There will be special seating reserved for our ‘20 and ‘21 graduates.
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m.: Reception (Courtyard, weather permitting; otherwise, Great Hall)
    Following the Policy Talks event, enjoy refreshments while reconnecting and networking with your fellow Fordies as well as Ford School faculty, staff, and students.
  • 6:30 p.m.: ‘20 and ‘21 Happy Hours (see detail below)

Register by September 15.

Saturday, September 24

Cheer on the Wolverines as they take on the University of Maryland Terrapins! Tickets in the Ford School section at the Big House will be available for purchase through August 26. Tickets cost $80 each plus a $10 service fee per order. The ticket limit is 2. Tickets will be sent via mobile delivery approximately three weeks prior to the game. 

To purchase tickets:

  1. Visit mgoblue.com/go/promo. 
  2. Enter promo code FORDWELCOMEHOME.

Special for the ‘20 and ‘21 graduates

  • Check-in at Weill Hall at 3:30 p.m. to pick up your commemorative ‘20 and ‘21 Welcome HoMe swag. 
  • Attend the Policy Talks lecture in a seating area designated for the ‘20 and ‘21 graduates in the Annenberg Auditorium. 
  • Get together with your colleagues and friends to eat, drink and reminisce with each other at a local Ann Arbor establishment. 
    • BA ‘20 happy hour: TBA
    • BA ‘21 happy hour hosted by Julia Cohn @ Dominick’s, 6:30 p.m.
    • MPP/MPA '20 and ‘21 happy hour hosted by Guy Packard, MPP '20 and Maggie Barnard, MPP '21 @ Circ Bar, 6:30 p.m.

Online Spirit Store

A Ford School online spirit store will be available in the weeks leading up to Homecoming to purchase Ford School merchandise. Check back for details on how to purchase and plan to sport your new Ford School gear when you return on September 23! 

Have any questions?