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.
We hope you have a safe and enjoyable visit to The University of Akron. To assist in your travels, please find the following information:
- The city of Akron offers a vibrant downtown, serene parks, and events and venues that appeal to almost every interest. Here's a taste of what you can discover in Akron and the region.
- Downtown Akron Information/Downtown Akron Partnership
Saturday, Oct. 7
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.
1307 E. Market Street Akron, Ohio 44305
Room Rates: $124/per night
Reservations can be made online through Sept. 22:
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.