Type: School event

Welcome hoMe celebration


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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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An exciting slate of activities is planned for Fordies, SPPers, and IPPSters, with special activities for our ‘20 and ‘21 graduates, who we're very much looking forward to celebrating. 

Return to Weill Hall for a welcome hoMe celebration that will feature:

  • Policy Talks @ the Ford School: Stimulate your inner policy wonk with a special event featuring U-M Center for Racial Justice director Celeste Watkins-Hayes and Professor Paula Lantz discussing health policy, racial equity, and social justice. Our 2022 Staebler Award recipient will also be recognized at the event, and there will be special seating reserved for our ‘20 and ‘21 graduates. 
  • Reception: Following the Policy Talks eventt, enjoy refreshments while reconnecting and networking with your fellow Fordies as well as Ford School faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Football: 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 July 15-August 26. 
  • Ford School 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! 

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
    • MPP/MPA ‘20 Happy Hour - TBA
    • BA ‘21 Happy Hour hosted by Julia Cohn @ Dominick’s, 6:30 p.m.
    • MPP/MPA ‘21 Happy Hour hosted by Maggie Barnard @ Bill’s Beer Garden, 6:30 p.m. 
  • Buy football tickets before July 15. Check your email for details. 

Schedule for Friday, September 23, 2022

  • 3:30 p.m. - Check-in for ‘20 and ‘21 graduates, Great Hall
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Policy Talks, Annenberg Auditorium
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Reception, courtyard (weather permitting, otherwise Great Hall)
  • 6:30 p.m. - ‘20 and ‘21 Happy Hours, various campus establishments 

Register by September 15.

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