Anderson Days

Anderson Days ("A-Days") is the official preview weekend for students admitted to the full-time MBA program.  Official A-Days 2015 programming will take place from April 25-26, 2015 with optional social events starting the evening of April 24th and continuing on Monday, April 27th. Click here to view the latest agenda for this event.

Experiencing the UCLA Anderson culture firsthand at A-Days sealed the deal for me. The sense of community and camaraderie was immediately apparent and gave me the clearest evidence of the type of support I would receive from staff, faculty and my fellow classmates. ”

Daniel Ismail (’16)

Event Schedule

Friday, April 24th

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wolfgan Puck Express, UCLA Ackerman Student Union
Academic Center Dinner
Meet and mingle with representatives and students from the Easton Technology Leadership Center, Center for Global Management, Center for MEMES (Media, Entertainment, & Sports), and Ziman Center for Real Estate to learn about resources available to you.
5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Various student apartments
Student Hosted Dinners
Start your Friday night activities by being a guest for dinner! Current students will host a group of admitted students, and invite them into their home. Additional RSVP information will be sent.
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Fowler Museum, UCLA Anderson
Friday Night Admit Mixer
Join current students for a casual pre-Anderson Days mixer at Fowler Museum.

Saturday, April 25th

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
UCLA Faculty Center
480 Charles Young Drive
Women’s Business Connection (WBC) Breakfast
Join the Dean along with current female students, alumnae and faculty to learn more about the WBC. Sign-ups to follow.
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Admissions Office
Gold Hall / B201
Financial Aid Department Open House
Speak one-on-one with a financial aid officer by visiting the Admissions office and signing up for a 15-minute appointment session. Sign-ups to follow.
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
110 Westwood Plaza
Corner @ Westwood Plaza &
Charles Young Drive
Local Housing Tours (Optional)
Take a van tour of the local area guided by our current students. If interested, please sign-up online. Pick-up is at Westwood Plaza / Charles Young. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled tour.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Admissions Office
Gold Hall / B201
Campus Tours (Optional)
Check-in at the registration area located outside in the Anderson Courtyard and join a student guide for a tour of our facilities.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
110 Westwood Plaza
Anderson Courtyard
Check-In, Lunch & Ice Breakers
Check-in at the registration area located outside in the Anderson Courtyard. Meet current students and enjoy lunch courtesy of a California food truck while participating in fun activities.
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Korn Hall / 3rd Floor
Welcome Session
Dean Judy Olian and Assistant Dean Alex Lawrence welcome you to UCLA Anderson
2:30 p.m. –4:15 p.m.
Executive Dining Room
Careers @ Anderson
Meet the Parker Career Management Center staff and speak with current students in specific industries. Round table discussions to follow panel.
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Various Classrooms
Professional Club Panels
Choose from a variety of helpful panel discussions

Gold Hall B301 - Wall Street Meets Westwood (IFA)
Entrepreneurs Hall C315 - Transitioning into Consulting (MCA)
Entrepreneurs Hall C301 - Entrepreneurship Assoc.
Cornell Hall D301 - Entertainment Management Assoc.
Cornell Hall D313 - High Tech Business Assoc.
Collins Center A202 - Marketing Assoc.
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Anderson Courtyard
Programming for Significant Others: Wine and Cheese Social
Mingle with your fellow Sig-O’s over wine & cheese! We know you have a lot of questions about what the day-to-day life is like at Anderson, making the move to L.A., and everything in between, so here’s your chance to get real answers from a panel of current Sig-O’s and Anderson students.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
1413 5th St. & Santa Monica
Saturday Evening Dinner
Join admits and current students for dinner in Santa Monica.
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
UCLA After-Hours (Lit Club)
Continue to socialize with your future classmates.

Sunday, April 26th

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Anderson Courtyard
Breakfast & Club Mixer
Enjoy a light breakfast buffet while mingling with fellow admits and current students. Meet club leaders and learn more about academic and social opportunities available at UCLA Anderson.
10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Student Lounge / F207
Programming for Significant Others: Supporting the MBA Lifestyle
Moving from two incomes to one is a primary concern for many families. Current Sig-O’s and students will share their experiences and tips on budgeting, house-hunting, transportation, social costs and starting a new life in Los Angeles.
10:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Various Classrooms
Distinctly Anderson Panels
Choose from a variety of helpful panel discussions

Room 10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. 10:50 a.m -11:20 p.m. 11:30 a.m -12:00 p.m.
Gold Hall, B301 LA Housing Options LA Housing Options LA Housing Options
Cornell Hall, D313 International Student FAQ Forum Living in LA: Dealing with 329 Days of Sunshine Living in LA: Dealing with 329 Days of Sunshine
Gold Hall, B313 Career Switchers & Non-Traditional Paths to B-School Academics: Game plan for the Next Two Years Academics: Game plan for the Next Two Years  
Cornell Hall, D301 International Opportunities During Your MBA International Opportunities During Your MBA Career Switchers & Non-Traditional Paths to B-School
Cornell Hall, D310 The Greater Anderson Community: C4C & Net Impact The Greater Anderson Community: C4C & Net Impact Entrepreneurship: The UCLA Start-Up Scene
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Anderson Courtyard
Programming for Significant Others: Westwood Village Walk-About
Sig-O’s will partake in a walking tour through the UCLA campus to Westwood Village and enjoy a quick caffeine boost at one of the numerous cafes plus explore the landmarks and shopping district.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Faculty Spotlight
Meet our esteemed professors and learn about their areas of expertise and research. You will select which discipline to attend.
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Alumni Plaza
Closing Luncheon
Interact with UCLA Anderson's distinguished faculty, valued alumni, and current students.
3:00 p.m.
Meeting Point,
100 Bicknell Ave.
Santa Monica
Santa Monica Afternoon
Join current students for an afternoon of sun and fun in Santa Monica. This casual event will give you an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful beach while seeing the sights and sounds of the Santa Monica Pier and Venice Boardwalk. Casual attire and flip flops encouraged!

Monday, April 27th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Anderson Open House & Class Visits

Get Answers


A-Days is the best way to get answers to all of your important questions including:

  • What's it really like to be a student at UCLA Anderson?
  • What sort of facilities and activities does UCLA Anderson offer?
  • Who are the faculty and how engaging are they?
  • How do the Parker Career Management Center and UCLA Anderson's alumni network help me achieve my career goals?
  • Who exactly are these people that I’ll be with the next two years of my life?

A detailed schedule will be available in March. Activities will include: Social mixers, financial aid sessions, housing and campus tours, club fair, academic panels, programming for significant others, career panels and plenty of mingling time to get to know your future classmates and the UCLA Anderson community.

A-days in Action


Hotel Accommodations


Hotel Angeleno 

Phone: 310-476-6411

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Reservation Link (Block name: UCLA Anderson Days)

Luxe Hotel Sunset

Phone: (310) 476-6571 or (800) 468-3541

View Website (Online booking code/block name: ANDERSONDAYS - expires April 1, 2015)

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Shuttle Service


Shuttle Service to Saturday evening dinner at Wokcano

6:00 p.m. Shuttle pick-up at UCLA Anderson, Westwood Plaza Turnaround @ Sunset Blvd
6:20 p.m. Shuttle pick-up at Hotel Angeleno
9:15 .p.m Shuttle pick-up from Wokcano, return to Hotel Angeleno and UCLA Anderson
11:00 p.m. Shuttle pick-up from Wokcano, return to Hotel Angeleno and UCLA Anderson

Contact Us


All admitted students will receive a registration link to A-Days via our weekly MBA Blast. If you have any questions about A-Days activities, please contact the MBA Admissions Office.

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