While in Ann Arbor
The weather in Ann Arbor in late October can be lovely, with the sun setting the fall foliage colors on fire, but also unpredictable. The average temperature ranges from the low 60s (F) during the day to the low 40s 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!”
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 events, business-casual attire is recommended. For the evening events for the 25, 30, 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!
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