How important is it for me to attend Go Blue Rendezvous?

Go Blue Rendezvous (GBR) is a wonderful opportunity to get to know Michigan Ross, your future classmates, and the city of Ann Arbor all before formal orientation in August. Although the event is not mandatory, we recommend that you attend. Many students take advantage of GBR to find roommates and to investigate housing options, and we are certain that you will have an exceptional time!

Where will I stay during Go Blue Rendezvous?

There are many great places to stay in Ann Arbor, but we have negotiated the following rates with a couple hotels in the area. Please make your reservations by March 22nd to receive the rates below. Shuttles will be running from the Hampton Inn and Hyatt Place to the Ross School of Business during GBR. We suggest staying at or near the hotels below in order to use the provided shuttles. 

Hampton Inn

Hyatt Place

925 Victors Way

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

3223 S. State St

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

(734) 665-5000

Block: GBR

(734) 995-1234

Block: GBR - Ross School of Business

10 minute drive to The Ross School of Business

10 minute drive to The Ross School of Business

Rate: $105

Rate: $149

Call the hotel directly to book at the block rate listed above

Call the hotel directly to book at the block rate listed above

Free parking and complimentary breakfast

Free parking

How do I get to Ann Arbor?

If you are flying, please book your tickets to Detroit International Airport (DTW). Detroit is a Delta Airlines hub, but is also serviced by most other major airlines. The airport is a 30 minute drive from the University of Michigan campus. We suggest one of the following options for travel to Ann Arbor from the airport:

  • Taxis from the airport to Ann Arbor typically cost ~$50-$60.
  • Uber/Lyft rides from the airport to Ann Arbor typically cost ~$30-$40.
  • The Michigan Flyer/AirRide is available for $22 round trip with advance purchase.

Where is Michigan Ross located?

The main entrance to Michigan Ross is located at 701 Tappan Ave in Ann Arbor, MI.  Once you arrive in the main lobby, please follow the signs for registration.  In addition, signs will be posted at all events. Volunteers will be available to answer your questions all weekend.

Should I consider renting a car for the weekend?

Michigan Ross will provide shuttle service to and from the arranged hotels Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

If you drive or rent a car, we encourage you to leave your car at your hotel, as parking at the University of Michigan is extremely limited. However, should you need to drive to campus, there are several public parking lots allocated throughout Ann Arbor and typically cost about $1.30 per hour. The most convenient parking structure to the Michigan Ross School of Business is the Forest Avenue Parking Structure located at 650 S Forest Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48104.

Is my partner or significant other welcome and will there be activities planned?

YES!

Partners and significant others are not only welcome at Go Blue Rendezvous – they are strongly encouraged to attend! GBR provides an exceptional opportunity for partners and significant others to meet other Ross Partners, to learn about the Ann Arbor area, to experience the Michigan Ross culture, and to address any concerns they might have. A number of events are designed for both admitted students and their partners throughout the weekend. There will be programming designed specifically for partners.

Should I bring my children?

Although Michigan Ross is a very family-friendly business school, most of the activities planned during Go Blue Rendezvous are not well-suited for children.

Do I need to attend the entire GBR weekend?

We strongly encourage you to attend all of the formal Go Blue Rendezvous events to learn as much as you can about Michigan Ross, our academics, our culture, and whether the school is a good fit for you. The social events on Thursday and Friday evening also provide a fabulous opportunity to meet the Michigan Ross community and your future classmates.

Since GBR finishes Saturday afternoon, should I stay in Ann Arbor through the weekend?

We absolutely encourage you to stay through the weekend to extend the immersion experience. Several student groups have planned informal weekend events on Saturday afternoon and evening. Please consider these events when you make your travel plans. In addition to student planned events, we hope you’ll stay to explore Ann Arbor.

From comedy clubs and delicious restaurants to exceptional bars, museums, and student sporting events, Ann Arbor offers something for everyone! You can learn more about Ann Arbor  or contact your student guide for more ideas.

What will my expenses be for the weekend?

We will provide shuttle service for event programming to and from Hyatt Place and Hampton Inn, The Ross School of Business and some special Ann Arbor destinations. Dinner on Thursday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday are on us. You are responsible for the cost of airfare, accommodations, ground transportation and some meals. 

What type of clothing will I need for Ann Arbor?

Dress for all events is casual. Formal attire is not required for any event. Weather in Ann Arbor can be fairly unpredictable in April, so please come prepared to dress for both warm and chilly temperatures (layers are a great idea).  Your best bet is to check the weather before you leave for Ann Arbor and pack accordingly.

I am not sure if I will be able to make it to GBR. How long do I have to decide?

The registration deadline for GBR is March 29, 2020. We look forward to having you register today!

Is there any way I won’t want to come to Michigan Ross after attending Go Blue Rendezvous?

Absolutely not!

What if I have more questions?

Not a problem! Please send us an e-mail at GoBlueRendezvous@umich.edu

About this Event

April 2-4, 2020

Questions? Please email gobluerendezvous@umich.edu.

Location
Ann Arbor, MI

Venue

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

Audience

Students - Admitted

Program

Full-Time MBA

Registration
Registration Deadline
March 29