College Life at Akron

You'll discover new interests, new talents and new friends here.

There are more than 250 student organizations on campus, focused on academics, athletics, hobbies, politics, faith, film, ethnicity and music.

Plus, we have a new Rec Center, award-winning residence halls and a full calendar of social events, athletics, and arts and culture — all here for you!


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Activities & Organizations

One of the terrific benefits of attending a university like UA is the opportunity to join with other students who share your interests in one of our 250+ student organizations. Also, you'll find there is always something going on. It's a great place to get involved! Learn more about activities and organizations at UA.


Housing & Dining

Ritchie Hall on The University of Akron campusHousing: We offer 11 residence halls and a variety of rooms and apartment styles: Choose between a traditional room style with shared facilities, or apartment-styled living with kitchens and private baths. Learn more.

Dining: Whether you’re craving subs or sushi, beef or shrimp, waffles or wonton soup, there’s a place on campus for you. Sample from buffet-style meals in Rob's Café or from the Union Market food court, with its grilled foods, bakery, Chinese dishes, pasta and pizza, and soup and salad bar. Learn more about Dining Services.


Health & Wellness

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is the hub of health and recreation on campus. The rec center, one of the largest on Ohio's campuses, includes a 53-foot climbing wall, a lazy river, a running track, weight room and more. Details.


Intercollegiate Athletics

With a rich history, Akron’s athletics program is poised for an even brighter future with its emphasis on academics, new facilities (including InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field) and team success (the 2010 national championship in men's soccer). Learn more.


Arts & Culture

On any given night in Akron, hundreds of families, students, teenagers, retirees and visitors step out of their front doors en route to a gallery, live performance or public talk on our campus. Discover arts and culture at UA.


Life on Campus: Be a Zip!

At Akron, we're the Zips — one of the more memorable nicknames anywhere. UA students describe what it's like being a Zip and what they do on campus.


Campus Safety

Your safety is a top priority. We have a variety of educational programs and safety services in place to protect, inform and empower you. Learn about campus safety at UA.