This October, Darden is hosting back-to-back signature events for prospective MBA students — candidates can choose to apply to the Women’s Admissions Symposium on Friday, 27 October and/or the Diversity Conference on Saturday 28, October and Sunday, 29 October.

Prospective students will also can choose between in-person or virtual participation for these events. Admissions looks forward to hosting attendees in-person for the full Darden experience, but also recognizes that a virtual alternative format is more accessible to many!

The final deadline to apply to either (or both!) of these events is Monday, 11 September. Space is limited for in-person participation.

Darden Admissions looks forward to facilitating meaningful dialogue and creating space for authentic interactions between prospective students, current students, and alumni. These programs will highlight the ways a Darden MBA can help students develop confidence and lifelong skills beyond the classroom.

Women’s Admissions Symposium and Diversity Conference attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a case discussion facilitated by a Darden professor
  • Get to know Darden’s affinity clubs
  • Meet with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion faculty and staff
  • Connect with members of the Darden community, including students and alumni
  • Earn a Darden application fee waiver for the current admissions cycle
  • Receive a guaranteed interview invitation in the round of application submission
  • And more!

Read more benefits for conference attendees and apply to attend on our web page.

Attendees who participate in programming on Darden’s Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia will also receive free hotel accommodations at the Kimpton Forum hotel, located just a short walk from the academic buildings.

We welcome all applicants and prospective students who are considering the Darden MBA to apply to attend the 2023 Women’s Admissions Symposium and Diversity Conference.

Diversity Conference and Women's Admissions Symposium

This fall, Darden is excited to offer two marquee programs during the same weekend: the Women's Admissions Symposium (27 October) and Diversity Conference (28-29 October)! Apply to attend one or both events - we hope to see you there!