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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Where will I stay during UpClose?

A: As our guest for UpClose, we will provide hotel accommodations for you for the nights of October 10th and 11th. We will provide bus service between the hotel and Ross for UpClose events on Friday and Saturday.

Official UpClose programming ends on Saturday afternoon. If you'd like to stay in Ann Arbor for an extra evening, hotel rooms have been secured for Saturday night as well, and you may stay in your assigned room at your own cost. For your convenience, you will be paired with a fellow UpClose participant of the same gender who plans to leave on the same date.

Hampton Inn Ann Arbor - South
925 Victors Way
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
734-665-5000

If your arrival will be delayed, you need to leave early, or if your schedule changes at any point, please notify us immediately.

Q:  Where is the Ross School of Business located?

A:  The main entrance to Ross is located at 701 Tappan Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Click here for maps and directions.  Once you arrive in the main lobby, please follow the signs for registration. 

Q: How do I get to the University of Michigan from the airport?

A: 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 major airlines.  The airport is a 30 minute drive from the University of Michigan campus.  Taxis from the airport to Ann Arbor typically cost $50-$60. We will also create a Google group which attendees can make arrangements to share a ride from the airport.

Q: Should I consider renting a car for the weekend?

A: For your convenience, we will provide bus service between the hotel and Ross for UpClose events on Friday and Saturday. Should you choose to rent a car, parking is available.

Forest Street Parking Structure
650 S. Forest Ave
(Corner of Forest & Willard, University of Michigan Central Campus)
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Q: How do I find my way around Ross?

A: Maps will be provided when you check in at the registration table and signs will be posted at all events.

Q: What is the dress code for UpClose?

A: Most prospective students wear casual clothing for UpClose.  Formal attire is not required for any event.  Weather in Ann Arbor can be crisp in late-October, so please come prepared for chilly temperatures (layers are a great idea).  Your best bet is to check the weather before you leave for Ann Arbor and pack accordingly.

Q: How much money should I bring for the weekend?

A: Please bring enough money to cover airport transportation and dinner on Saturday evening (should you choose to stay an extra night). All other costs are on us!

Q: If I don't get accepted to UpClose does that mean that I won't get into Ross?

A: Your application to UpClose will in no way, positively or negatively, impact your actual admissions application to the MBA program. Admission to UpClose in no way reflects a candidate's potential for full-time MBA admission, nor is the weekend a prescreening process for full-time selection. We encourage all candidates to not only apply to the weekend, but to apply for full-time admission whether or not they are invited to the weekend.

Q: What if I have more questions?

A: Not a problem! Please send us an email at rossmba@umich.edu