New Student Programs and Orientation

All new students will have a chance to schedule for classes and connect with one another at an orientation.


Admitted students: be sure to accept your spot in the incoming class. Once you accept your spot at the University, we will assign you to an orientation program tailored for you!

Welcome, Class of 2018! Your first step as a New Roo will be attending an orientation advising and registration day. You will meet with an adviser, sign up for classes, and meet with other UA students and campus professionals.

In August, you will return before classes to participate in New Roo Weekend.

Get ready for orientation!

New International Student Orientation is mandatory for any international student (undergraduate, graduate, transfer, exchange) who is new to the university this semester.

Orientation for new international students

Adults and Transfer students are often juggling additional commitments. Bring your life experiences and let us help you make the transition into being a successful student @ UA.  

Get ready!

Post-secondary student take college courses while still in high school. Some students take courses on campus, others at a distance learning lab at their high school. At orientation, you will sign up for classes and learn to use university tools.

Get ready!

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Akron Adventures is an exciting program that challenges you to learn more about yourself and others before school starts.

New Roo Weekend is our required three-day program for all new, direct-from-high-school students to help welcome you to campus.

Convocation welcomes new students to campus each fall.

Week of Welcome offers a variety of events to help you get acquainted with the campus and your fellow students.

Akron Experience means getting involved on campus to ensure your success.

Common Reading Program Start the semester on common ground and hear the author speak on campus.

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