Parents & Family Association

Welcome! This is an exciting time to have a son or daughter at UA, largely because of:

Our students participate in over 250 recognized clubs and student organizations, focused on academics, the arts, athletics, science, music, leadership, service and more.

We are committed to making the transition to college easy for you and your student. We have a number of services available to help students adjust to college life and succeed academically

We hope that you, as well as your son or daughter, will enjoy being members of the Akron family.

Save the Date

Parents & Family Winter Weekend | Feb. 21-22, 2015

We invite our UA parents and family members to join us for our inaugural Parents & Family Winter Weekend. Share the Akron Experiences as you spend time connecting with your student and experiencing what makes being a Zip so special. Spend time with your student, meet his or her new friends, and learn more about the resources available on campus.

Tentative schedule of events

Saturday, Feb. 21

9 a.m. - Registration begins at the Honors Common Room. Refreshments available.

10 a.m. - Welcome in the Honors Common Room

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Present the coupon in your welcome packet for a 10% discount on all merchandise in the Student Union Barnes & Noble Bookstore

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Student Rec & Wellness Center
Cardiovascular and strength training equipment floor, leisure pool, basketball and racquetball courts, walking/jogging track
$5 day pass & waiver at door

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Free admission to The Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron Black History and Culture in the Buckingham Building.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Free admission to the Akron Art Museum. Must have a wristband obtained from the Welcome Center at InfoCision Stadium.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - UA Presentations in Simmons Hall Auditorium:

  • Career Center -- Internships and Co-ops
  • UA scholarships—colleges and other internal scholarships
  • Student Life/Student Rec—student clubs
  • Off Campus Student Services
  • Residence Halls
  • Security on campus-UAPD
  • Nutrition/Health Services/food choices for residence hall students and commuters

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Late registration; information; questions at the InfoCision Stadium Welcome Center

11:30 to 12:30 p.m. - Free tour of the Akron Civic Theatre. Pre-registration is required.

Noon to midnight - Free bowling and billiards in the Student Union game room.

4 to 5 p.m. - Zip Parents Pre-Game.

5 p.m. - Zips Women’s Basketball v Ohio University at the JAR
Get the $8 group ticket rate by mentioning “PARENT” and order your tickets by calling the Ticket Office 330-972-8291.

7:30 p.m. - Zips Men’s Basketball v Miami (Ohio) at the JAR
Get the $8 group ticket rate by mentioning “PARENT” and order your tickets by calling the Ticket Office 330-972-8291.

7:30 p.m. - Akron Symphony Orchestra Gospel Meets Symphony
Order tickets online.

Sunday, Feb. 22

9 a.m. - Breakfast and family photos with Zippy. Registration is required.

Noon - The Theory of Everything – matinee movie in the Student Union Theatre
Free with wristband.