UA Family Weekend  & Homecoming

Two campus traditions, one great weekend!
Oct. 6-8, 2017

The University of Akron is excited to invite you to attend Homecoming and Family Weekend 2017, Oct. 6-8. Join us for two campus traditions and one great weekend! Take this time to visit with your student and sibling and enjoy numerous activities and events that are planned for you!

Check-in, registration and info desk

ZipAssist, located in the first floor Simmons Hall Lobby, will serve as Family Weekend registration and check-in. The area will be staffed during the weekend to answer any questions or provide assistance. ZipAssist can be reached at 330-972-7272. 

  • Convenient parking can be found in the North Campus Parking Deck adjacent to Simmons Hall. 
  • UA Police Department: 330-972-2911 (or 9-1-1 in an emergency)
  • Campus Map

Parking & transportation

GPS address for campus
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325

Once on campus, you are welcome to park anywhere.

Families are invited to use the Weekend Route of the Roo Express, for free, with stops covering nearly all of campus and much of downtown Akron. Maximum wait time is approximately 15 minutes.   Stops include: Student Union, The Creamery, Edge Apts., Spicer Hall, East Campus Parking Deck, College Circle, Quaker Square, Akron Public Library, Polsky Building, RKP Metro RTA Transit Center, and The Depot.

Note: There are constantly changing traffic patterns around the I-76/I-77/Route 8 Central Interchange due to construction. Please check the Ohio Department of Transportation website for updates.

Visitor Information

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable visit to The University of Akron. To assist in your travels, please find the following information: 

Saturday, Oct. 7

See Athletic events going on or order tickets online or by calling 888-99-AKRON (25766).



Recommended Hotels

Radisson Akron-Fairlawn

200 Montrose West Avenue, Akron, OH 44321
Room Rates: Deluxe King or Double Bed Rooms - $79/per night

Reservations (must be received on or before 10/5/2017):

  • Call the hotel directly at 330-666-9300 and identify yourself as a group member of the University of Akron Family Weekend group.
  • Or - book online here.


Hilton Garden Inn

1307 E. Market Street Akron, Ohio 44305
Room Rates: $124/per night

Reservations can be made online through Sept. 22:


Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls

1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44221
Room Rates: $129/per night


  • Call the hotel directly at 330-929-3000 and identify yourself with The University of Akron.