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: Where will I stay during UpClose?
A: As our guest for UpClose, we will provide hotel accommodations
for you for the nights of October 4th and 5th. We will provide bus
service between the hotel and Ross for UpClose events on Friday and
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.
610 Hilton Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
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
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
Q: How do I get to the University of Michigan
from the airport?
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.
available for $22 round trip and will take you directly to the
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?
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
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: What if I have more questions?
A: Not a problem! Please send us an email at