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.

  • 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.


    Coffee Chats

    Over summer break, current Darden students will host informal coffee chats in their hometowns and in the cities in which their internships are located. Prospective students are invited to learn about the student experience at Darden over coffee and conversation. Coffee chat dates and locations are posted in early summer.


    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. 

    Events listed below are 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

    Events listed below are organized alphabetically by country, then city.

    Argentina

    Buenos Aires

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

    Belgium 

    Brussels

     19 September 2015  MBA2U Fair
         

    Brazil

    Sao Paulo

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

    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 More Info
     

    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 More Info

    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.

    Upcoming Webinars:

    Native American Students at Darden
    Wednesday, 2 December 2015
    1:30 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m.

    Register Here

    Join current Native American Darden students for a Q&A panel about what it is like to be a part of the Darden, U.Va, and Charlottesville communities. The students will also discuss their experiences with clubs, organizations, and support at Darden and in the greater MBA community. Come prepared with questions, as this is a great chance to learn from current students.

    African Students at Darden
    Thursday, 3 December 2015
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Register Here

    Join Second Year students from the Darden African Business Organization (DABO) for a Q&A session about what it is like to be a part of the community at Darden and in Charlottesville, VA. The students will share their experiences with  resources, organizations and conferences that are designed to promote the success of African professionals in business. Come prepared with questions, as this is a great opportunity to learn from current students.

    LGBT Students at Darden
    Friday, 4 December 2015
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Register Here

    In this Q&A session with current Darden students, learn about what it is like to be a part of the Darden, U.Va, and Charlottesville communities from the perspective of LGBT students and allies. Our Pride at Darden (PAD) Second Year students will discuss Darden’s LGBT community, as well as share LGBT-friendly opportunities in student clubs, organizations, and conferences. Come prepared with questions, as this is a great opportunity to learn from current students.

    Black Students at Darden
    Tuesday, 8 December 2015
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Register Here

    Join a panel of Second Year Darden students from the Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) for a Q&A session about what it is like to be a part of the community at Darden, U.Va, and in Charlottesville, VA. The students will share their experiences with resources, organizations, and conferences that are designed to encourage the success of black professionals in business. This is a great opportunity to learn from current students.

    Women at Darden
    Tuesday, 9 December 2015
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Register Here

    Join us for a webinar hosted by students in Darden's Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) club. These students will talk about what it is like to be a part of community at Darden, U.Va, and in Charlottesville, VA, and will share their experiences with resources, organizations, and conferences that are designed to support the success of women professionals in business. Come prepared with questions, as this is a great opportunity to learn from current students.

    Hispanic Students at Darden
    Thursday, 10 December 2015
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Register Here

    Join us for a Q&A session with a panel of Hispanic Second Year students about what it is like to be a part of the communities at Darden, at U.Va, and in Charlottesville, VA. The students will discuss their experiences with Hispanic-focused clubs, organizations, and conferences at Darden and in the greater MBA community. Come prepared with questions, as this is a great chance to learn from current students.

    Military Students at Darden
    Friday, 11 December 2015
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Register Here

    You are invited to a Q&A panel session with Darden Military Association (DMA) Second Year students. You'll hear about what it is like to be a part of the Darden, U.Va, and Charlottesville communities from the perspective of a veteran. The students will also discuss their experiences with clubs, organizations, and support at Darden and in the greater MBA community. Come prepared with questions, as this is a great chance to learn from current students.