Celebrate your admission and discover more about the Ross MBA difference. Join current students and future classmates at Go Blue Rendezvous (GBR), our special event for admitted students. Admitted students and partners are equally welcome to attend.

2019 Agenda

Thursday, April 4th

11am-5pm Welcome Table and Registration
Davidson Winter Garden

12:30pm Women’s Lunch
Tauber Colloquium
The women’s community will host a luncheon where all are welcome to attend and learn more about Michigan Business Women (MBW) and MBW Allies.

12:30-3:30pm Ross Building Tours (30 minutes) & Ann Arbor Walking Tours (60 minutes) - start times listed in Guidebook
Davidson Winter Garden
Current students will be available to take groups around Ross and Ann Arbor. Join a tour to learn your way around and also get insider tips from MBAs about student life. 

2pm Partner Welcome 
Blau Colloquium
The partner community at Ross will share what life is like for MBA students and their partners. 
*Partners are invited and encouraged to attend all GBR programming throughout the weekend.

4pm GBR Kickoff
Robertson Auditorium 
Join Ross School of Business Dean Scott DeRue, Managing Director of Full-time MBA Admissions and Student Experience Soojin Kwon, and GBR student co-chairs Charlotte Rath and Jenny Gorham as they share Ross highlights.  

5pm Welcome Mixer
Winter Garden
Get to know your fellow admitted students and dinner groups before heading to downtown Ann Arbor.

6:30pm Ann Arbor Eats
Various Locations
Enjoy Ann Arbor’s finest cuisine in a small-group setting of admitted students, partners, and current students. 

9pm A Ross Night Out featuring Risky Business
Necto Nightclub
Enjoy live music performed by Risky Business, the Ross rock & roll student band.

Friday, April 5th

8am-5pm Welcome Table and Registration
Davidson Winter Garden

8-8:45am Breakfast
Davidson Winter Garden

9-11am Your Life at Ross: Academics & Community
Various Classrooms
Get a better understanding of what academics and the Ross community look like inside and outside of the classroom.

11-11:45am Housing 101
Robertson Auditorium
Learn the ins and outs of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan and get the inside scoop on housing from current students

11:45-1:15pm Housing Fair & Lunch
Davidson Winter Garden
Ann Arbor housing organizations will be available to talk about housing options for you and answer housing questions.

12-1pm Tauber Open House
Meet with current students, faculty, and staff from the Tauber Institute for Global Operations whether you have already been admitted or are still considering applying. 

1:30pm Navigating the Recruiting Process & Roadmap to 2021
Blau Colloquium & Tauber Colloquium
Design the roadmap for your personal and professional goals during your time in Ann Arbor.

2:45-5pm Partner Mixer
Robertson Auditorium, followed by Garage Bar
The decision to pursue an MBA is important to both students and partners - come join the partner community at Ross to learn how we support each other. Partners and students will learn more about relocating to Ann Arbor and how to make the most of your experience!

3-3:50pm & 4:10-5pm Career Panels
Meet Ross alums who hold the jobs you’re interested in and learn about the tools and resources they gained from their time at Ross to get them to their current positions.

  • Careers with Impact: R1240
  • Consulting: R0210
  • Entrepreneurship: R1230 (Session 2 only) 
  • Finance: R1220
  • Healthcare R1230 (Session 1 only) 
  • Marketing: R2220
  • Technology: R2240
  • Career Mixer: B1590 Corner Commons Erb/Energy/Sustainability, General Management, Human Capital, and Tauber/Operations/Supply Chain

5:15pm The Ross Difference Student Speakers
Robertson Auditorium
Learn how current students have been transformed at Ross academically, professionally, and personally. Hear how Ross is an incredible place to live and learn. 

6pm The Maize and Blue Dinner 
Michigan Stadium
Enjoy a VIP dinner at Michigan Stadium while connecting with current students and your soon-to-be classmates! This is a perennial highlight for all who attend GBR.

8pm Explore Ann Arbor
Various Locations

Saturday, April 6th 

9:15-10am Breakfast
Davidson Winter Garden

10am Ask Me Anything: Life as a Ross Student
Various Classrooms
Hear from current students about adjusting to student life again. Everything from where to grocery shop, how to modify your budget, moving to Ann Arbor with a family, and many more topics will be touched on. 

11:15am Closing Keynote & Lunch
Roberson Auditorium & Davidson Winter Garden
Close the weekend with reflections on the power of the Michigan network from a member of the Ross community.

1pm Consortium Capstone
Tauber Colloquium
Students who applied through the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management are invited to attend this event to better understand what to expect as a CGSM member and Ross student.

1pm Ann Arbor Adventures
Depart from Davidson Winter Garden
Explore Ann Arbor on various walking tours to locals coffee shops, restaurants, breweries, gyms, and more! Printed tours will be available if you would like to take them to a self-guided version on your own time as well.

3pm The BUS
Fifth Ave and Hill Street Intersection 
Experience Michigan school spirit firsthand and get a taste of what football days in the fall will be like as you mingle with current students and connect with social clubs. 


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About this Event

April 4-6, 2019

Questions? Please email gobluerendezvous@umich.edu.

Registration Deadline

March 29


Ann Arbor, MI


Ross School of Business
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Students - Admitted


Full-Time MBA