What to Expect

New Student Orientation daytime programs involve one full day on campus.

  • Most Check-ins begin at 8:00 a.m.
  • Final session ends at 5:00 p.m.

Student Agenda

Please note: Not all of the sessions listed below are offered during each orientation program. You will receive your personalized schedule for the day when you check in at orientation the morning of your program.

Session Name

Description

Explore UA Involvement Fair

After you check in, take part in the Explore UA Involvement Fair. Learn about campus resources, check out groups to get involved in, and find out more about the many different resources UA has to offer.

Start Strong Stay Fit

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Learn all about the importance of starting your college career off strong so that you can follow UA's Finish in Time model and set yourself on a bright career path.

Your Gold & Blue Preview

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Fun! Exciting! Engaging! The Akron Experience is all of that and more. Learn all about it and its seven key areas from some of the students who are living it right now. Our Orientation Leaders have tips about textbooks, parking, getting involved, and much more to help you out on the right foot in the fall!

Academic Advising and Class Registration

You will meet with an academic advisor to discuss your first semester at UA, and register for your Fall 2014 classes after learning to add drop classes using My Akron.

Financial Aid & Student Accounts Information

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Guided information about paying your tuition bill, applying for scholarships and financial aid, and navigating My Akron to handle any and all financial tasks.

Optional activities at the end of the day

Residence Life & Housing Open House - Tour a residence hall or take some time to get any of your on-campus living questions answered.

Off-Campus Student Services Open House - Commuting to campus? Learn all about the resources available to you and come visit the space in Off-Campus Student Services.

Zip Start Information Session - Want to take summer classes right now? Take advanced of this unique opportunity to get credits completed before the fall.

Campus Tour - Want an opportunity to explore every inch of campus? Take a guided tour with one the Orientation Leaders and learn all about UA's beautiful campus.

Also take time to visit UA's on-campus bookstore, PNC Bank, and the Student Services Center to handle any unfinished business.

Parent Agenda

Session Name

Description

Explore UA Involvement Fair*

After you check in, take part in the Explore UA Involvement Fair. Learn about campus resources, check out groups to get involved in, and find out more about the many different resources UA has to offer.

Start Strong Stay Fit*

Learn all about the importance of starting your college career off strong so that you can follow UA's Finish in Time model and set yourself on a bright career path.

Your Gold & Blue Preview*

Fun! Exciting! Engaging! The Akron Experience is all of that and more. Learn all about it and its seven key areas from some of the students who are living it right now. Our Orientation Leaders have tips about textbooks, parking, getting involved, and much more to help you out on the right foot in the fall!

Academic Advising for Parents

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After sitting in on your student's Academic Basics session, get an expanded session of general information about what advising is, the importance of meeting with an adviser, and much more.

Campus Safety

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Hear from UA's very own on-campus Police Department about the services they offer, as well the importance of student safety on campus.

Familly Focus Options

Student Perspective - Hear from a panel of current UA students as they talk about their Akron Experience and answer any questions from their perspective.

Biercy Library Open House - Visit the library! Come see Bierce Library and all the resources they have to offer. Presented by the University Libraries Staff.

Open Time - Need to fill out a housing contract or talk to financial aid? Use this time to handle any unfinished UA business with the help of our Orientation Leaders.

PNC Bank - Have an opportunity to talk to PNC Bank representatives about student banking.

Financial Aid & Student Accounts Information*

Guided information about paying your tuition bill, applying for scholarships and financial aid, and navigating My Akron to handle any and all financial tasks.

Optional activities at the end of the day

Residence Life & Housing Open House - Tour a residence hall or take some time to get any of your on-campus living questions answered.

Off-Campus Student Services Open House - Commuting to campus? Learn all about the resources available to you and come visit the space in Off-Campus Student Services.

Zip Start Information Session - Want to take summer classes right now? Take advanced of this unique opportunity to get credits completed before the fall.

Campus Tour - Want an opportunity to explore every inch of campus? Take a guided tour with one the Orientation Leaders and learn all about UA's beautiful campus.

Also take time to visit UA's on-campus bookstore, PNC Bank, and the Student Services Center to handle any unfinished business.

*Session occurs with the parent and student present at the same time.

Parents can register for Family Focus by e-mailing orientation@uakron.edu.