Incoming Freshman - Class of 2018

We have special programming just for you. The first part of orientation is completed during Advising and Registrations sessions. Then you return for New Roo Weekend to complete your orientation to The University of Akron. 

Are you an international student?  If so, see this orientation information just for you!

Orientation Advising and Registration: May - July

Orientation dates are held throughout the summer, May through July. We also have a few early orientations in March over the University's Spring Break. Orientation dates are assigned on a first come first serve basis and the details are emailed to students in an e-enrollment packet.

Academic Advising

At Orientation, you'll have a chance to meet with an adviser to talk about your class schedule and joining an academic community. Before advising, there are a few things you must do:

#1 - Complete the pre-advising worksheet at least one week before your scheduled orientation

  • The pre-advising worksheet is used by your academic adviser to help you schedule classes.
  • You will need your UAnet ID and password to log in. Your UAnet ID and password were sent to you by the Office of Admissions. If you have forgotten your password, call 330-972-6888.

#2 - Take placement tests, if required at least one week before your scheduled orientation

#3 - Complete a short survey to see if you should complete a foreign language placement test before your Advising and Registration program. To complete survey, log on to your My Akron account and click on the "Placement Testing" icon. The survey will begin from there!

  • Can't log on? Call our Computer Support Desk at (330) 972-6888 to get your UANet ID and password.

#4 - Explore academic communities

#5 - Start thinking about how many classes you want to take your first semester - follow our Finish in Time model!

  • It is critical to finish your degree in time and we are here to help you!
  • Take 15-16 credits every semester…
    • You’ll be able to finish your degree more quickly and save a lot of money if you start college right by taking 15/16 credit hours per semester and it doesn’t cost any more than just taking 12 credit hours per semester!
    • When students take 15/16 credit hours per semester, they tend to have better first-year grade point averages and are able to earn the credits needed for graduation in less time
    • You'll finish your degree in time which will help you start your career sooner so you can be earning an income more quickly
  • Use your summer semesters so that you average 30-32 credits per year.
  • When you don't Finish in Time – it costs a lot of money!
    • Cost of an extra year in college = your (forgone) first year salary in a job + your expenses (extra tuition, fees, books) minus what you will make working part-time as a student = an average cost of $52,600! Wouldn't you rather have that in your pocket?

Note: If you have changed your major since you received your admit letter, contact the Office of Admissions at 330.972.7100.

Your Gold and Blue Preview

Your Gold and Blue Preview is Here! Didn't catch all of the information from Your Gold and Blue Preview on your Orientation Day? Not a problem! You can view the entire presentation, here.


New Roo Weekend: Aug. 22-24

New Roo Weekend includes three very special days, packed with workshops, speakers, events and activities. When the first day of class arrives, we want you to know where you're going, who can help you with any problems, and how to master college-level academics. Success begins now! Don't miss a minute!


New Student Orientation

Office of New Student Orientation
The University of Akron
Simmons Hall 209
Akron, OH 44325-4716

Phone: 330-972-2622

Fax: 330-972-5278

Email: orientation@uakron.edu

Twitter: @Akron_NSO