Visiting Darden

  • You are invited to visit the University of Virginia Darden School of Business to learn more about our executive MBA. This innovative format allows you to earn the Darden MBA while you continue to work full time. You can advance you career without interrupting it.

    View our upcoming events below to learn more about the Darden executive MBA:

  • When you attend a Class Visit Day, you'll sit alongside current executive MBA students in a class led by a member of Darden’s faculty. You'll also have lunch with executive MBA students, professors and staff. Class Visit Days are typically available once a month and will be posted here as they are planned.

    Thursday, 12 February

    Friday, 13 February

    Thursday, 12 March

    Friday, 13 March

    View calendar for all upcoming events at Darden

    Open House Date

    You can also experience the Darden case method, faculty, and community when you join us for a class visit.

    What Happens at an Executive MBA Open House?

    Throughout the year, Darden hosts Open Houses during our EMBA and GEMBA residencies to give prospective students a firsthand look at our Executive MBA formats — which share the same faculty, curriculum and case method experience as the full-time MBA format. Each event includes a full day of programming to give applicants an opportunity to learn more about the EMBA and GEMBA formats, ask questions and assess their fit with Darden. At an Open House you will:

    • Observe or participate in a case method discussion led by Darden's top-ranked faculty
    • Engage in a Q & A session with a member of the School’s senior leadership team
    • Enjoy lunch with current EMBA students and learn about their experiences in the program

    Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend.

    View calendar for all upcoming events at Darden

    Directions & Transportation

    View maps, driving directions and transportation options on the Plan a Visit page.

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    Learn more about what to do in Charlottesville during your visit by reviewing the Charlottesville Highlights page.

    Inn at Darden

    The Inn at Darden is a full-service hotel located on the Darden Grounds. It is a great place to stay during your visit to Charlottesville, Virginia. Interviewing applicants may be eligible for a reduced room rate. Please call +1-434-243-5000 to make your reservation and mention that you are coming to Darden to interview.

    Darden Virtual Tour App

    Download the UVA Darden Virtual Tour app for the iPhone or Android. Explore the Darden Grounds and take a tour of our classrooms, student common areas, i.Lab for entrepreneurship, dining areas and more. The app also includes videos describing student life and 360° panoramic photos of the Darden Grounds.

    Every July, the Admissions Office hosts visitors to the Darden Grounds on several Fridays in July. You'll meet in Saunders Hall for lunch with the Admissions team, take a tour of the Darden Grounds and have the opportunity to speak with Admissions Committee members, students and faculty. Leave your suit at home and spend an afternoon learning more about the Darden experience from members of our community.

    Registration for the 2015 events will be posted in the late spring.

    Take a virtual tour of the Darden Grounds.

    Or watch the Highlights of a Darden Case Study Class video.

    Watch more videos on Darden's Executive MBA formats.

    Admissions representatives travel to MBA forums and fairs during the fall and winter. Darden will host approximately 50 global prospective student receptions throughout this time. Information about these events will be posted on the Events & Receptions web page on an ongoing basis throughout the fall.