Your life at Johnson begins with a Pre-Term program that many students describe as challenging and content-rich. This fast-paced program will quickly engage you in our intense, highly collaborative community.

All incoming students in the Class of 2020 must plan to be Ithaca for the entire Pre-Term period, which runs from Sunday, July 29 – Friday, August 10, 2018. This includes your first core course, Leading Teams, as well as the Johnson Outdoor Experience (J.O.E.). Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 are not included in this requirement. If you have any questions about this, please email

The First Day (Sunday, July 29)

  • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: MOSAIC Welcome Event (by invitation only, Taylor & Rowe Rooms in the Statler Hotel)
  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm: Class of 2020 Check-in to Receive Pre-Term Materials – Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall. Light refreshments will be provided.
  • 2:00-4:00 pm – Individual student photographs will be taken in Sage Hall – just walk-in during this time. It will take about 1 minute. Business Attire.
  • 2:00-4:30 pm – Meet & Greet for Partners & Families, hosted by Joint Ventures – Ramin Parlor, Sage Hall
  • 4:00-4:30 pm – Class Photo – Slope Above Campus Store
  • 4:45-7:45 pm – Welcome Session & Reception (Partners & Families Invited) – Statler Auditorium & Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall

Full Pre-Term Schedule and Map

The full Pre-Term schedule and accompanying map of locations may be found here. Hard copies will be distributed at Check-In on Sunday, July 29. Please note that you will not be assigned to specific class sections for Leading Teams and the LT Practicum until Tuesday, July 31.

Set-up a Calendar Feed (Students and Partners)

You may set-up a feed to your own calendar of all MBAI and Career Management Center events from the Johnson Calendar of Events by clicking on the “Subscribe” button in the upper left corner of this page. Scroll down to the Group Calendar for MBAI and Career Management Center CMC and click on the appropriate calendar system for you. If you have specific questions about the Pre-Term schedule or calendar feed, please contact us at

Pre-Term and fall semester events will continue to be added to the main calendar, and are also listed in the event feed at the bottom of this page. Please click on individual events for more details.

What to Wear for Pre-Term

Plan to arrive in Business Attire on July 30 for photographs, the welcome session and reception. You will need to be in Business Casual Attire August 4 for the Alumni Career events, August 7 for “Building Your Professional Brand,” and August 10 for the Leading Teams Case Competition Finals. The rest of Pre-Term is Casual Attire. For details regarding what to wear and bring on August 11 for the off-site portion of Leading Teams, review the event details for Leading Teams: Johnson Outdoor Experience.

Partners & Families

Welcome! You are invited to several events and activities during Pre-Term and throughout the academic year. We hope to see you at the following events:

  • Sunday, July 30 – Meet & Greet for Partners & Families with Snacks & Toys! – hosted by Joint Ventures (2:00-4:30 pm, Ramin Parlor, Sage Hall). Casual Attire (Students will be in Business Attire for Photos, Welcome Session, and Reception).
  • Sunday, July 30 – Class of 2019 Welcome Session and Reception (4:45-7:45 pm, Statler Auditorium & Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall) – Partners & Families invited. Students in Business Attire.
  • Monday, July 31 – Wagner Winery Visit, Adults Only, pre-registration required (5:00-9:00 pm, Buses Depart from Bartels Hall on Campus). Casual Attire.
  • Thursday, August 3 – Partners & Families Welcome Session (3:00 pm, Ramin Parlor, Sage Hall) and Ice Cream Social (4:30 pm, North Lawn, Sage Hall). Casual Attire.
  • Monday, August 7 – “12 Angry Men” Film, Adults Only (4:30-6:30 pm, Cinemapolis, 120 East Green Street, Ithaca). Casual Attire.
  • Friday, August 11 – Partners & Families Picnic, while students are at J.O.E. – hosted by Joint Ventures (2:00-6:00 pm, Stewart Park Small Pavilion, 1 James L. Gibbs Drive, Ithaca). Casual Attire.

To help us to get to know you and keep you updated on what is happening at Johnson, please email to be added to the contact list we maintain for partners.




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See Student Center for Specific Class, Section, Time & Room Assignments