Events and Receptions

  • Darden hosts a variety of events in cities across the U.S. and around the world. At each of these events, you’ll have the opportunity to personally speak with representatives from admissions, current students, or alumni. Learn more about the types of events we offer and view our event schedule in the tabs below.

    If you are looking for events related to our executive MBA formats (EMBA and GEMBA), please click here.

  • Overview

    Darden Receptions

    Darden Receptions are a unique opportunity to personally connect with several members of the Darden community, including admissions committee members, faculty and alumni in your city. We encourage you to come to the event ready to ask questions and socialize with members of Darden's dynamic network. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served, and guests are always welcome.

    Darden Receptions for our MBA, MBA for Executives and Global MBA for Executives are hosted throughout the fall.

    View our U.S. Event or International Event schedule.


    Multi-School Events

    In the summer and throughout the fall, Darden travels with several partner schools and organizations to cities around the world so students can learn more about the MBA admissions process and Darden. You will have the opportunity to meet admissions representatives or Darden alumni at each of these events.

    Current partners include The Consortium, Forté Foundation, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, Service Academy Career Conference, Riordan, MBA2U and NBMBAA.

    View our  U.S. Event or  International Event schedule.


    Online Events

    Darden hosts several interactive webinars throughout the year so you can learn more about our MBA program, resources and student life. Topics vary each month, and you’ll have several opportunities to talk to current students, admissions committee members, club representatives and members of our career development staff on video and via chat. 

    View upcoming webinars.


    Events at Darden

    We welcome prospective students and applicants to visit us on the Darden Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    For event details and registration instructions for Fridays in July, Class Visit Days and Open Houses, go to the  Visiting Darden page. 

    Featured Events

    MBA Admissions Multi-School Event in New York City    
    Tuesday, 7 June 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Register Here

    MBA Admissions Multi-School Event in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area 
    Wednesday, 8 June 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Register Here


    Past Events – 2015

    The event schedule for 2016 will be available in the spring. Below is a list of receptions and events held in 2015, organized alphabetically by state, then city.

    California

    Los Angeles

    22 July 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    22 August 2015 Diversity MBA Admissions Conference
    26 August 2015 Forté Forum — Women's Event
    10 September 2015  MBA Application Preparation Seminar (MAPS)
     

    Palo Alto

    7 October 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception
     

    San Diego

    23 July 2015 MBA Multi-School Event

    San Francisco

    21 July 2015 Women's MBA Multi-School Event
    11 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    25 August 2015 Forté Forum — Women's Event
    9 September 2015 MBA Application Preparation Seminar (MAPS)
    28 September 2015 CHecK uS out — Multi-School LGBT Event
     

    Colorado

    Denver

    1 October 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception
     

    District of Columbia

    Washington

    14 July 2015 Women's MBA Multi-School Event
    5 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    18 August 2015 Forté Forum — Women's Event
    8 September 2015  Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception
    29 September 2015  MBA Application Preparation Seminar (MAPS)
    10 November 2015  Women's Event: Driving Innovation with Design Thinking
     

    Florida

    Miami

    20 August 2015 Forté Forum — Women's Event
    24 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event

    Orlando

    26 September 2015  MBA Application Preparation Seminar (MAPS)
       

    Georgia

    Atlanta

    3 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    19 August 2015 Forté Forum — Women's Event
    17 September 2015 MBA Application Preparation Seminar (MAPS) 
    13 October 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception
     

    Illinois

    Chicago

    14 July 2015 Women's MBA Multi-School Event
    26 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    31 August 2015 Forté Forum — Women's Event
    3 September 2015  Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception
    16 September 2015  MBA Application Preparation Seminar (MAPS) 
    10 October 2015  Reaching Out MBA 
     

    Maryland

    Baltimore

    7 October 2015  Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception
     

    Massachusetts

    Boston

    16 July 2015 Women's MBA Multi-School Event
    3 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    17 August 2015 Forté Forum — Women's Event
    2 September 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception

    Michigan

    Detroit

    25 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event

    Minnesota

    Minneapolis

    15 July 2015 MBA Multi-School Event

    New York

    New York City

    15 July 2015 Women's MBA Multi-School Event
    4 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    1–2 September 2015 Forté Forum — Women's Event
    3 September 2015 MBA Application Preparation Seminar (MAPS)
    30 September 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception 
    7 October 2015 CHecK uS out — Multi-School LGBT Event
     

    North Carolina

    Charlotte

    9 September 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception 

    Raleigh

    10 September 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception
     

    Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia

    6 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    29 September 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception
     

    Texas

    Austin

    15 September 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
     

    Dallas

    16 September 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    23 September 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception
     

    Houston

    27 August 2015 Forté Forum — Women's Event
    12 September 2015 MBA Application Preparation Seminars (MAPS) 
    14 September 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    24 September 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception
     

    San Antonio

    22 September 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception
     

    Virginia

    Richmond

    14 October 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception
     

    Washington

    Seattle

    12 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    24 August 2015 Forté Forum — Women's Event
    5 October 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Reception

    The schedule for 2016 events will be available in the spring.

    Past Events – 2015

    Below is a list of receptions and events held in 2015, organized alphabetically by country, then city.

    Argentina

    Buenos Aires

    2 September 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    3 December 2015 Darden Admissions Information Session

    Belgium 

    Brussels

     19 September 2015  MBA2U Fair
       

    Brazil

    Sao Paulo

    1 September 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    7 December 2015 Darden Admissions Information Session
     

    Canada

    Toronto

    27 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    3 September 2015 Forté Forum — Women's Event

    Vancouver

    13 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event

    Chile

    Santiago

    3 September 2015 MBA Multi-School Event

    China

    Beijing

     20 August 2015 Darden Admissions Information Session
       

    Shanghai

     23 August 2015 Darden Admissions Information Session 
       

    Colombia

    Bogotá

    22 August 2015 Premium MBA Contact Fair

    England

    London

    16 September 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
    1 October 2015 Forté Forum — Women's Event
     

    France

    Paris

    17 September 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
     

    Hong Kong

    24 November 2015 Darden Admissions Information Session
     

    India

    Bangalore 

     30 August 2015 Darden Admissions Information Session 
       

    Mumbai

     1 September 2015 Darden Admissions Information Session 
       

    New Delhi

    27 August 2015  Darden Admissions Information Session 
       

    Indonesia

    Jakarta

    11 November 2015  Darden Admissions Information Session
       

    Israel

    Tel Aviv

    8 July 2015 Women's MBA Multi-School
       

    Japan

    Tokyo

    10 August 2015 Darden Admissions Information Session 
       

    Mexico

    Mexico City

    20 August 2015 MBA Multi-School Event

    Monterrey

    29 August 2015 Monterrey MBA Fair
       

    Nigeria

    Lagos

    22 December 2015 Darden Admissions Information Session

    Peru

    Lima

    7 September 2015 MBA Multi-School Event

    Philippines

    Manila

    3 November 2015 Darden Admissions and Alumni Information Session
     

    Russia

    Moscow

    26 September 2015 MBA25 Fair
     

    Singapore

    Singapore

    28 October 2015 Darden Admissions Information Session
     

    South Korea

    Seoul

     27 July 2015 Darden Admissions Information Session 
     

    Spain

    Madrid

    15 September 2015 MBA Multi-School Event
     

    Online Events

    Darden Admissions Webinars

    Meet Darden Admissions representatives online during our Darden Admissions Webinars. These live webinars will feature different topics to help you learn more about what distinguishes the Darden experience, faculty and network from other top MBA programs. Dates and times may vary, so be sure to check back here for the upcoming webinar schedule.