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While in Ann Arbor

We want you to have the best experience possible while visiting Ann Arbor. Check out the following information below, regarding Weather, Suggested Attire, Sites to See, Child Care and UM Smoking Ban a during your stay:


The weather in Ann Arbor in late October can be lovely, with the sun setting the fall foliage colors on fire, but also very unpredictable. The average temperature ranges from the low 60s (F) during the day to the mid 30s in the evening. Due to the Great Lakes that surround the state, the southeast Michigan area sometimes experiences very strong winds at this time of year, reaching as high as 60 miles per hour on occasion. But you know what they say about Michigan: “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute!”

Ann Arbor Weather Forecasts from: Weather Underground, Weather Channel

Suggested Attire

For outdoor activities, please plan to dress in layers and bring a windbreaker and winter jacket or coat. In the likelihood it may rain, plan to pack an umbrella or other waterproof gear. Also, it is wise to bring boots and other cold-weather articles that will keep you warm if you are walking around campus or downtown.

For most Reunion daytime events, business-casual attire is recommended. For the evening events for the 25- and 50-year classes, semi-formal or business attire is appropriate. Evening events for the 5-year and 10-year Reunions are casual. For the Tailgate Party and Football Game, casual, weather-appropriate clothing is best (maize and blue is recommended, and Ross School of Business merchandise preferred!).

There are events all over the campus and city, as well as other cultural and historic sites, restaurants, museums, and venues to see while you're here; therefore, don’t forget your comfortable walking shoes. Although there is public transportation and taxi service, parking is always scarce in the city you are likely to have a short walk no matter where you are going!

Sites to See

For cultural activities and special events the whole family will enjoy, check out:

Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau

Arbor Web

For University of Michigan highlights, view any of the following:

UM Events Calendar

University Musical Society

Uniquely Michigan

Campus Information Centers

Child Care

The Reunion Team recommends a locally-owned service, My Nanny Rocks, for alumni who wish to find a babysitter for their children during Reunion Weekend.

My Nanny Rocks is an Ann Arbor based childcare agency started by three local nannies with over 30 years experience collectively. Together they have degrees in Education, Early Childhood Development, Psychology, and Social Work.

My Nanny Rocks may be contacted by individual or combined families to provide childcare services at your hotel or other locations with 2+ weeks notice prior to the date. Please contact them via email or call Jennifer at the number below. Applications for our Occasional Caregivers list can be downloaded from our website at and returned via email.

My Nanny Rocks

Mention the "UM Ross School of Business Reunion"


aarowUM Smoking Ban

As part of the University of Michigan’s ongoing effort to create a healthier environment for its faculty, staff and students, all three campuses — Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint — are smoke-free, as of July 1, 2012. This extends the smoke-free environment of U-M buildings to the campus grounds.

Smoking is not prohibited on sidewalks adjacent to public thoroughfares on the Ann Arbor campuses.

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