More Than 500 Ross Alumni Are Returning HoMe for the Biggest Party of the Year

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The 2017 Ross homecoming celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime event: not only are we thrilled to welcome back hundreds of Ross alumni for our tailgate in the Winter Garden and other Ross-specific gatherings, but we’re also ringing in the University of Michigan’s 200th anniversary.

From a speed-dating-style meet-and-greet with Ross alumni to a campus-wide pep rally and “HAILstorm” light show, students and alumni will find plenty of incredible things to do October 27 and 28.

Speed Networking

Friday, October 27

Ross alumni go on to top leadership positions in companies around the world. Nearly three dozen of these CEOs, presidents, and executives will be on campus to do a speed-dating-style meet-and-greet to give feedback to current Ross students on their elevator pitches, networking skills, and career aspirations. 

Third Century Expo

Friday, October 27
4:00pm-7:00pm
Diag and Ingalls Mall

Michigan Ross will have a booth at this public fair of cutting-edge projects and initiatives that demonstrate how the university is making a positive impact on society, both locally and globally. There will be exhibits, live performances, pop-up art and music, and displays of new technologies. Pavilions and tents filled with interactive exhibits will be representative of schools, colleges, and organizations from the Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn campuses. The first 500 attendees will receive free “HAILstorm!” T-shirts.

MAIZEFEST Pep Rally

Friday, October 27
6:30–8:00pm

Ingalls Mall

Homecoming weekend wouldn’t be complete without a pep rally. U-M students, alumni, and notable figures will gather to celebrate historic traditions, spirit, and community.

IlluMinate!

Friday, October 27
8:15pm

Ingalls Mall

A glowing processional of handmade luminary sculptures created by and for the community.

HAILstorm!

Friday, October 27
8:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm, 10:45pm

Ingalls Mall

A grand finale of projection mapping celebrating U-M’s 200 years. Presented four times, the unique 10-minute show of light and sound will be projected onto the facade of the Rackham Building.

2017 Ross Reunion Tailgate

​Saturday, October 28
9:30am - 11:30am​
​Michigan Ross Winter Garden

Come celebrate homecoming at Michigan Ross' Winter Garden with a pre-game tailgate! This year's festivities will feature a tailgate spread with food, drinks, and dessert. In addition, we will have a DJ and photographer to help make the event even more memorable. There will even be activities for the littlest football fans in the Wolverine Kids Zone!

*Online registration for the tailgate is closed, but on-site registration will be available at Ross on Saturday morning.

Michigan Wolverines Vs. The Scarlet Knights

12:00pm​
Michigan Stadium


After the tailgate, get ready for your Wolverines to take on the Scarlet Knights at the Big House. Ross alumni will be seated in their own section when tickets are purchased through the Ross alumni online registration. Football tickets are limited to 6 per alumni (alum, plus up to 5 guests) and will be available for pickup at the tailgate ONLY. Alumni MUST attend the tailgate to pick up their tickets.

 

Full Details on Ross Reunion Weekend Activities 

U-M Bicentennial Event Information