Information for Ross Parents

As parents or family members, you can be confident that a degree from Michigan Ross will open doors of opportunity for your student — not to mention build confidence, independence, and resilience. Here, our strong sense of community and family stems from a spirit of collaboration, integrity, and character. The benefits of a Ross education stay with students long after they’ve graduated. 


Undergraduate business program
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alumni in 104 countries provide a powerful, engaged network.


of 2021 Ross BBAs received a job offer by Sept. 1, 2021.

Parents of Prospective Students

You can discover more about Ross and the University of Michigan by touring campus, attending an admissions event, and learning how a Ross degree prepares students for success in a changing world. 


BBA Admission Events

There's no better way to get to know Michigan Ross than to attend one of our admissions events! Learn more about when and where to find one. 

The Ross BBA Experience

BBA Curriculum

We believe students learn best by doing. Prepare to be challenged and gain real-world experience through our rigorous, action-based curriculum. 

BBA Careers

Our BBA graduates go on to do incredible things. Learn more about their career outcomes.

BBA Housing

First-year BBA students can apply to join our Living Business residential community, which offers co-curricular programming focused on Ross values.

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Parents of Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on your student’s admission to Michigan Ross!

Our goal is to ensure that students feel prepared and have a smooth transition to Ross and U-M. We’re here to support you every step of the way, starting with orientation for students, parents, and families. Due to COVID-19, this year all orientation programming will be conducted virtually through our new Wolverine Online Orientation

The Wolverine Online Orientation provides students and their families an opportunity to learn more about their specific school or college within U-M. Orientation includes completion of the Wolverine Transition Course, and an Academic Advising Date for students to meet one-on-one with their advisors. Ross students admitted for the fall term should look for information from U-M about the Wolverine Online Orientation in mid-May.

We also encourage you to check out the U-M Parents & Families website for information about first-year expectations by month, the student experience, and other parent and family resources.

Below you can find direct links to key information you’ll need, including information about financial aid and tuition, housing, health and safety, and other programs and resources managed by U-M. 

2020-2021 Key Dates

The fall term will be here before you know it. Remember to mark your calendar with these important academic dates!

Fall Term 2020

Classes begin: Aug. 31
Classes end: Dec. 10 
Study days: Dec. 11-13 
Final exams: Dec. 14-18 

Winter Term 2021

Classes begin: Jan. 6 
Classes end: Apr. 20 
Study days: Apr. 21, Apr. 24-25
Final exams: Apr. 22-23, Apr. 26-29 
Ross Commencement: Apr. 30 
University Commencement: May 1


Classes begin: May 4 
Classes end: June 21 
Study days: June 22-23
Final exams: June 24-25 


Classes begin: June 30 
Classes end: Aug. 17
Study day: Aug. 18
Final exams: Aug. 19-20 

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