Communications from the Provost

Message from the Provost

Welcoming the newest Roos

Provost Mike Sherman with Vice Provost and Vice President for Student Success Candace Campbell Jackson

March 23, 2015

Starting today, more than 1,000 New Roos will be on campus (along with their parents and gWeuests) for orientation sessions. Please take a moment to welcome the newest members of the Zips family when you see them on the grounds or in the hallways

Special programming has been created in a two-part orientation process, starting with the Advising and Registration Program: Students will have the opportunity to meet with their academic advisors to discuss classes and options and schedule for fall classes, as well as meet with other students and campus professionals. Summer class scheduling will also take place for those students who want to begin before the fall term.

We appreciate your help in personalizing their Akron Experience:

  • In the morning, if you see students and parents wandering on campus, direct them to the first floor of the Student Union for check-in. New Student Orientation (NSO) leaders will be there to assist. Students, parents and families will be coming to the campus from every direction and some may get lost, depending on where they park;
  • NSO Advising and Registration check-in starts at 7:45 and runs until 8:30 a.m.;
  • The new Roos will be recognizable by their blue drawstring bags with the A-Roo logo (parents will have white plastic bags with the UA logo). A smile or greeting from you can go a long way to making them feel like they truly belong.
  • Please join us in creating a campus atmosphere where our visitors will feel the excitement and spirit that supports their success. We also welcome your feedback and stories that will no doubt make this week memorable for so many.

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