April 10-11, 2015

Congratulations!

Congratulations on your admission to the Carlson Full-Time MBA program for fall 2015! We are excited to provide you with the opportunity to come to campus for a very special weekend event just for newly admitted Full-Time MBA students and their significant others/partners. This weekend will be a wonderful opportunity for you to meet your future classmates, network with current students, corporate recruiters, faculty and alumni, and experience the true beauty of the Twin Cities! If your significant other/partner will be joining you for the weekend, they are welcome to participate in all aspects of the event. In fact, they will also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the partners of current MBA students.

Important details about the event can be found below. Also, in preparation for the event, we encourage you to take some time to get to know other admitted Carlson MBA candidates - your potential future classmates - by joining the Carlson Full-Time MBA Class of 2017 group on Facebook.

See you soon!

Cheers,
The MBA Admissions Team

RSVP

To join us for this exciting event, please RSVP by utilizing the following password: UpClose2015.

Agenda

We are ready for you! Check out the finalized event agenda (327.32 KB)

Attire

The dress attire for the weekend's events will vary:

  • Friday, April 10 - all day is business casual
  • Saturday, April 11 - during the day is casual. You will be walking around outside, so wear appropriate shoes and attire for the weather
  • Saturday, April 11 - evening is business casual

Check-in

The event begins on Friday, April 10 at approximately 7:30 a.m. in the Carlson MBA Program Office (suite 1-110) located in the Carlson School of Management building. On Friday at event check-in, you will receive materials for the weekend's events, including a notebook, pen and tote bag.

Locals

Hotel Accommodation

Even if you currently live in the Twin Cities area, we still strongly encourage you to stay at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown with your future classmates - complimentary hotel accommodations are provided by the Carlson School. A reservation has been made for you (and a guest) for a two-night stay (Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11) at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You will be able to check-in to your hotel room Friday evening after the first day of activities. At check-in, simply provide your name - that's it!

To receive hotel accommodations, you must first register for the event. If you wish to not stay at the hotel Friday and Saturday nights, please contact Christine Foster (oshe0015@umn.edu) as soon as possible.

Transportation, Directions & Parking Information

If you are staying at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown, we will take care of your transportation during the event days. However, you will need to park in the 19th Avenue Parking Ramp on Friday, April 10 since you will not be checking into your hotel room until that evening.

If you are not staying at the hotel and will need parking for the event, please follow these instructions:

  • Friday (all day): park in the 19th Avenue Parking Ramp. As you enter the ramp, please take a ticket. We will provide you with a parking voucher upon check-in that will cover the cost of parking for the day.
  • Saturday (during the day): park at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown. The cost for parking at the hotel will also be covered by the Carlson School.
  • Saturday (evening): park at the Mill Quarter Ramp located at 711 South Second Street. The cost for parking at the museum will also be covered by the Carlson School.

Directions to the Carlson School of Management can be found here.

Non-locals

Airfare

Complimentary airfare for admitted Carlson MBA students is provided by the Carlson School. Please book your airfare by March 27, 2015 or risk losing the travel stipend.

To receive information on how to book your airfare using your travel stipend, you must first register for the event.

Hotel Accommodations

Complimentary hotel accommodations are provided by the Carlson School. A reservation has been made for you (and a guest) for a three-night stay (Thursday, April 9, Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11) at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At check-in, simply provide your name - that's it!

To receive hotel accommodations, you must first register for the event.

Transportation

You are responsible for your transportation from the airport to the hotel, and back - we will take care of your transportation during the event days. To learn more about your transportation options, Courtyard Marriott Downtown has provided some useful recommendations.

On Friday, April 10, please be ready in the hotel lobby by 7:45 a.m. A Carlson MBA representative will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby to escort you to the Carlson School of Management - just a short 5 minute walk from the hotel!

Miscellaneous Information

On Friday (at event check-in), you will receive materials for the weekend's events, including a notebook, pen and tote bag.

In case of an emergency (i.e. missed/cancelled flight, illness, etc.) and you need to get a hold of our staff before or during the event, please call our MBA Program Office directly (612-625-5555) and an MBA representative will be in contact with you shortly.

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