Freshmen

WELCOME FRESHMEN

If you have applied to The University of Akron, but have not received your admission, please visit The Office of Admissions.

If you have been admitted and have not yet confirmed your enrollment, please visit the Accepted Students' page for your next steps.

You're one step closer to becoming an Official Zip!

Wondering what your next step is? You've come to the right place. You will find all of your important information for starting here at UA right here on this page!

Pre-Orientation Tasks

Your Advising & Registration Program is coming up! We are excited for your arrival and to ensure everything goes smoothly, we ask you take a look at the following list of tasks. 

You should have received a confirmation Email to all registered Email accounts (your UA Email included) with your scheduled date. If you did not receive this Email and have paid the confirmation fee, please contact us.

Once you've received your Email with your scheduled date and listed major, please see the tasks below. By visiting this check list, you help us make your Orientation: Advising & Registration Program a great one!

Traveling to UA & Parking

Please print out a parking permit and display it on the dashboard of your vehicle. This permit is good at any lot or deck designated for commuter passes.

Please refer to our travel information page for parking instructions, a link to the current permit and more information.

Verify Your Major

We want to ensure your experience with us is worry-free! Ensuring that the major listed in your Advising & Registration confirmation Email is correct is important. This being incorrect can impact your scheduled date. If the major listed in the Email is incorrect, please fill out the following form. We will communicate any changes to your Advising & Registration Program if they occur.

Prepare for Orientation

You are probably wondering what you will be doing during your Advising & Registration Program and what you should bring. Downloading your New Roo Compass can help!

Additionally, start thinking about your class schedule and learn about what it means to stay FIT at UA by following our Finish In Time model. You can also explore all the learning communities you can join when scheduling classes.

Placement & Foreign Language Testing

Did you receive information about completing a placement test? Please visit our placement testing page for more information and the answers to your questions.

Wondering if you are eligible to complete foreign language testing? Complete a short survey by logging into your My Akron account and clicking on the Placement Testing icon before your attend your program! Please contact Computer Support if you need assistance logging in to your account.

Summer Check List

You've had your Advising & Registration Program, but now what? You're probably eager to start classes, but until that time comes, take a look at a few of the things we'd like for you to explore prior to that. 

Unlock Akron

UnlockAkronMini There's so much more to learn before you start classes in August! Take some time to Unlock Akron. Visit the Unlock Akron Portal any time and look out for more in your email.

New Roo Weekend

NRWNew Roo Weekend is August 27th-29th! Check your email in August for the official invite to RSVP, but visit the website for more details about this fun experience at any time!

Akron Adventures

NRWGet to the forefront of your Akron Experience by participating in this unique opportunity for incoming freshmen. Register for Akron Adventures now!

Connect with your incoming class

There's plenty of ways to connect with the rest of your incoming class. Download SchoolsApp through iTunes or Google Play, follow @uakron on Twitter, Instagram, & Snapchat, and always use the #OfficialZip hashtag.

Complete Think About It

Complete the required "Think About It" program prior to New Roo Weekend. Explore contemporary issues important to your fellow Zips such as hooking up, substance abuse, sexual violence, and college relationships through this interactive online module.

Student Banking with PNC Bank

The University of Akron has approved PNC Bank as our official on campus bank for students. PNC has convenient on-campus locations, with 7 ATMs and a branch located on the first floor of the Student Union. However, you are free to use any bank that meets your financial needs. For additional information on the PNC Bank campus program, please visit pnc.com/uakron.


New Student Orientation

The University of Akron

Office of New Student Orientation

Simmons Hall 209

Akron, OH 44325-4716

Phone: 330-972-2622

Fax: 330-972-5278

Email: orientation@uakron.edu


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