New Roo Weekend | The kick-off to your Akron Experience!
TENTATIVE 2016 NEW ROO WEEKEND SCHEDULE
4:15 – 4:45 p.m. – NRW Troop Meetings
5 – 7 p.m. – NRW Kickoff 2016
9 – 10 a.m. – NRW Troop Meetings
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. – Involvement Breakout Session #1
11 – 11:30 a.m. – Involvement Breakout Session #2
11:40 a.m. – Noon – Large group icebreakers
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – TBA
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. – TBA
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Hop to the Lock: Fall in love with Akron
12:15 – 1 p.m. – NRW Troop Meetings
1 – 3 p.m. – Roo Fest
1 – 3 p.m. – Class schedule tours
Not to worry! You can RSVP until August 21st by simply completing this form!
Think of college as an investment, like buying a car. You had to learn how to drive a car, how to maintain it, how to get the most out of it. College is the same. At New Roo Weekend, we'll give you dozens of tips to help you get ahead. You'll meet new friends, faculty members and staff. Plus, you'll have some fun, too. You don't want to miss it!
- Your Zip Card - you will be swiping in to New Roo Weekend events
- Snacks - Lunch is provided on Saturday, but you may want something for in-between sessions!
- Extra cash - As mentioned, lunch is provided on Saturday, but there may be opportunities to sign up for student groups that have membership fees or additional vendors at some events that may have something you'll want to purchase!
From the North, Taking I-77
Follow I-77 south to the Wolf Ledges/Grant Street exit. Turn left at the first light, onto Wolf Ledges, or left at the second light onto Grant Street. Both roads lead to Exchange Street on the south edge of campus. Take a right onto Exchange Street. The entrance to the South Campus Parking Deck (Lot 36) is across the street from McDonalds. Signage stating New Roo Weekend Parking will be posted outside of the deck.
From the North, Taking Route 8
Exit at Buchtel Avenue. Turn right on Buchtel Avenue. Turn left onto Spicer Street. You may enter the East Campus Parking Deck (Lot 1) off of Spicer Street. Signage stating New Roo Weekend Parking will be posted outside of the deck.
From the South, Taking I-77/Route 8
Follow The University of Akron exit off Route 8 marked Buchtel Avenue/Carroll Street. Turn left on to Carroll Street. The East Campus Parking Deck (Lot 1) will be on your right. Signage stating New Roo Weekend Parking will be posted outside of the deck.
From the West, Taking I-76
Follow I-76 eastbound and exit onto Wolf Ledges/Grant Street. Turn left at the first light onto Wolf Ledges, or left at the second light onto Grant Street. Both roads lead to Exchange Street on the south edge of campus. Take a right onto Exchange Street. The entrance to the South Campus Parking Deck (Lot 36) is across the street from McDonalds. Signage stating New Roo Weekend Parking will be posted outside of the deck.
From the East, Taking I-76
From the East, follow I-76 west into Akron. Exit to Route 8 north. The first exit off Route 8 is Buchtel/Carroll. Turn left at Carroll to reach campus. The East Campus Parking Deck (Lot 1) will be on your right. Signage stating New Roo Weekend Parking will be posted outside of the deck.
- Make sure your schedule is clear from Friday, August 26 - Sunday, August 28
- Follow @NewRooWeekend on Twitter
- Sign up for Z-Alert text messaging to receive important campus updates
- Check your UA e-mail throughout the summer
- Print or write down a copy of your fall schedule
- You can also download UA Mobile, free for iPhone and Android.
That's unfortunate! We really think New Roo Weekend is the best way to start off your Akron Experience because of the opportunities you will have to connect with both campus and other students. We understand that you may have other commitments though. We would encourage you to visit the Week of Welcome website and try to attend a number of events happening the first week. Getting off to a great start and making connections is a key to success in college and if you cannot attend New Roo Weekend, we're hopeful you will find another way to get connected!
No. Students will be expected to commute to and from campus as they would for class.
No! New Roo Weekend builds upon your Advising and Registration program. We'll be sharing a lot of new information during New Roo Weekend and it is an opportunity to connect with everyone from your incoming class, not just the few you went through your Advising and Registration day with.
The weekend is exclusively for new students. But don't worry parents and guests — there will be hundreds of events in the months ahead that you can attend with your new student.