News: News for Incoming Honors College Students

FALL 2013

News for incoming
Honors College students

Event highlights

Leadership Summit Programs

Sponsored by the College of Business Administration, the Leadership Summit Program offers a half day of leadership training for new Honors College students. 


Triangle Register now. Once a session is filled, the session will no longer appear on the registration site.

Each session will be filled on a first-come basis. Participation is required of all incoming Honors College students. Participation is also required of continuing UA students who are joining the Honors College in Fall, 2013. Each incoming Honors College student is required to complete at least one session of this training. Each session will be limited to 100 new Honors College students.   The first four sessions listed below will be held in the Honors Common Room in the Honors Complex.

Each session will include a keynote speaker and smaller working group sessions:

Friday, 1-4:30 p.m., July 26

  • Aniqa Feerasta, an Honors College alumna working at Amazon in Seattle.

Friday, 1-4:30 p.m., August 2

  • Alumnus Michael Honeck, working as an imagineer at Disneyland in California

Friday, 1-4:30 p.m., August 9

  • Alumna Jessica Custer, a Fulbright scholarship recipient, now in graduate school in business in France.

Friday, 1-4:30 p.m., August 16

  • Alumnus Michael Modon, working for Google in California

Thursday, August 22- Student Union Ballroom. The doors open at 2 p.m. and the address will begin at 2:30 p.m.

  • Mr. Richard Smucker, chief executive, J.M. Smucker Co.

August 26, Monday

Fall semester classes begin. 

September 3, Tuesday

Honors Convocation for new students. 6 p.m. Student Union Ballroom A. This event is required for first-year Honors College students.

All Honors College student organizations will be present at the convocation. Current UA Honors students will give several short presentations on topics important to incoming Honors students. New students with conflicts should notify employers or professors as soon as possible so that all new Honors students can be present.


Be sure to remember to send your senior picture to us:

Honors College Dean's Office
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1803

Summer New Student Orientation for Honors College students

At orientation, you will have the opportunity to become better acquainted with the Honors College staff, as well as complete your fall course schedule!  If you haven't already done so, register at the University web site at this link: NSO

Orientation days for incoming Honors College students are scheduled for Wednesdays, May-July. When you contact the Office of New Student Orientation, you will be directed to reserve an orientation time on one of those days.  In general, the earlier you attend, the easier it is to register for Fall semester classes.

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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