Easing the Transition
At Indiana University's Kelley School, 110 partners of MBA students can join book clubs, pottery nights, and knitting circles.
Schools such as Northwestern's Kellogg have started offering play groups, art classes, and other organized activities for the children of MBA students.
Many schools offer relocation and job assistance for spouses. Virginia's Darden School even helps international students without work visas find volunteer work.
At Dartmouth's Tuck School, a certified marriage and family counselor offers a weekly support group for those struggling with the transition to B-school.