Anderson Days

Anderson Days

Anderson Days ("A-Days") is the official preview weekend for students admitted to the full-time MBA program.  Official A-Days 2014 programming will take place from April 26-27, 2014 with optional social events starting the evening of April 25th and continuing on Monday, April 28th. You can download the full event agenda here.

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-DAYS SCHEDULE Hotel Accommodations

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
OPTIONAL: Friday Night Admit Mixer
Pre-Anderson Days mixer hosted by current students
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Faculty Center
OPTIONAL: Women’s Business Connection (WBC) Breakfast
Join current female students, alumnae and faculty to learn more about the WBC
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Gold Hall / B201
OPTIONAL: Financial Aid Department Open House
Speak one-on-one with a financial aid officer
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
OPTIONAL: Local Housing Tours, Campus Tours and e-Labs
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Courtyard & Alumni Plaza
Check-In, Lunch & Ice Breaker Activity
Meet Students and enjoy lunch courtesy of the world-famous In-N-Out truck
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Korn Hall
Welcome Session
Dean Judy Olian and the Assistant Dean Alex Lawrence welcome you to UCLA Anderson
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Alumni Plaza
Club Social
Meet club leaders and learn more about academic and social opportunities available at Anderson
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Executive Dining Room
Programming for Significant Others (Sig-O’s)
Sig-O’s enjoy a wine & cheese social and panel discussion
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Korn Hall
Academic Panel
Meet our esteemed professors and learn about their areas of expertise and research
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday Evening Dinner
Join admits and current students for dinner in Santa Monica
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Continue to socialize with your future classmates
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast Mixer
Enjoy a light breakfast buffet while mingling with fellow admits and current students
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Executive Dining Room
Careers @ Anderson
Meet the Parker Career Management Center staff and speak with current students in specific industries
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Programming for Significant Others (Sig-O’s)
Sig-O’s will partake in a walking tour of UCLA campus and Westwood Village
11:10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Various Classrooms
Distinctly Anderson Panels
Choose from a variety of Professional Development panel discussions
11:10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Student Lounge / F207
Programming for Significant Others (Sig-O’s)
Join Sig-O’s to share budget tips, social options, house-hunting ideas and life in L.A.
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Alumni Plaza
Closing Luncheon
Interact with UCLA Anderson's distinguished faculty and esteemed alumni
3:00 p.m.
OPTIONAL: Santa Monica Afternoon
Join current students for an afternoon of sun and fun
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Anderson Open House & Class Visits


We have negotiated lower room rates at a number of hotels near campus for the A-Days weekend (from Thursday 4/24 to Monday 4/28):

Hotel Angeleno – Rooms at $162/night. Complimentary Valet parking, wine hour, and shuttle to Anderson. Must book before April 4, can call or use group code UCLADAYS. 

Luxe Hotel Sunset – Rooms at $185/night for regular room, $215 for a suite. $20 for valet parking, free shuttle to Anderson. Must book before March 31. call or use group code UCLADAYS.

W Hotel Westwood – Rooms at $285 for King Studio, $290 for Queen Suite, $310 for King Suite. Parking not included. Must book before March 31. 

Hotel Palomar – 15 rooms at $279 per night. Must book by March 31. Parking not included, costs $38.50 overnight. 

Official A-Days programming starts Saturday, April 26 and ends the afternoon of Sunday, April 27 (with optional activities on Friday, April 25 and Monday April 28). The weekend’s events wrap up on Sunday at approximately 2:30 p.m. If you intend to fly out Sunday night, we suggest you book your flight no earlier than 7 p.m. that evening. You can view the agenda for A-Days here.

Click on these links for information on other hotels and directions to campus.

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 us at