Akron Adventures

Akron Adventures is a great way to meet other new students and talk about your expectations for college.

Each Akron Adventure will give you a chance to:

  • Challenge yourself
  • Participate in small group interaction activities
  • Gain leadership and team building skills
  • Get to know upper-class students and campus administrators

River Rafting Adventure

Whitewater rafting

Fee: $129 
Group Size max: 18 
Deadline to Register: TBD

Look forward to an exciting adventure on the rapids of the New River Gorge. Experienced guides help you navigate the Class IV rapids. Enjoy camping in tents and campfire conversations with your fellow Zips. You’ll learn better communication, cooperation and leadership skills to help you make the transition to college life.


Zipline Canopy Tour

Fee: $129
Group size max: 18
Deadline to Register: TBD

Fast, fun, and exhilarating, this spectacular adventure offers nature lovers and thrill seekers alike the unique opportunity to zip through the treetops on a network of cables and adventure sky bridges suspended high above the forest floor, overlooking a cave, rock cliffs, the Hocking River, and other nature wonders.


Sign Up

Complete the registration form and return it along with your Akron Adventures fee (check payable to The University of Akron) to: 

Akron Adventures 
c/o Emily Ziesenheim 
New Student Orientation 
Simmons Hall 209 
The University of Akron 
Akron, OH 44325-4716 


Visit the Akron Adventures Facebook Page for more information and to see students share their past experiences.