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Friday, Aug. 28
9:09 p.m. – Deans of Comedy @ EJ Thomas Hall

The Deans of College Comedy is a one-of-a-kind show at The University of Akron. They are four of the best college comics in America, together on the same stage at last. The Deans are Steve Hofstetter (15 million YouTube views, host of Laughs on Fox), Jay Black (writer and co-star of the ION original movie Meet My Valentine), Ronnie Jordan (appearances on HBO, BET, and Showtime), and Taylor Tomlinson (NBC’s Last Comic Standing).

These four comedians have, collectively, performed at over 2,500 schools and own several awards for their work on the college circuit. The Deans are “rising stars” who have each had success in television and movies. That said, this diverse group has one thing in common: a love for the stage, specifically the college stage!

Saturday, Aug. 29
7 - 11 p.m. – RA Lip Sync, followed by Casino Night @ EJ Thomas Hall

First come out and watch the Resident Assistants show off their Lip Sync skills and generally make fools of themselves for your viewing enjoyment. After that stick around for a gallery of activities and give-aways including Live Band Karaoke, Casino games, Lester & Body Art by Susan, Silhouettes, Caricatures, Facebook VIP Lounge, and Photo Dry Erase Boards.

Tuesday, Sept. 1
9:09 p.m. – Craig Karges @ EJ Thomas Hall

Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes! Comedian Dennis Miller put it this way after seeing Karges perform, “This weirds me out!”

Craig has made over 40 national television appearances. You’ve seen him on The Tonight Show, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News Channel, CNBC, E! Entertainment Television, Lifetime Television, Wisdom Television, and SOAPnet! He has starred in two, one-hour television specials. The sheer number and diversity of Karges’s television appearances are indicative of his widespread popularity!


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How do I recycle in my residence hall room?

We provide recycling containers in your room. Get more details.

Can I bring friends... what's the visitation policy?

Yes, your friends can stay in the residence halls, but you are fully responsible for the behavior of your guests. Any violation of the residence hall guest policy will result in disciplinary action. Residence hall staff reserves the right to require guests to vacate the residence hall if the behavior of guests or hosts is disruptive. As visitation to the halls is considered a privilege rather than a right, the Department of Residence Life and Housing reserves the right to restrict visitation privileges to serve the best interests of the residential and University communities.

Where can I park?

There are many places to park. Check out Parking and Transportation Services for more information.

How do I bunk or loft my bed

Submit a maintenance request to have your bed bunked or lofted.

Who cleans my residence hall room?

You and your roommates! Vacuums are available at each service desk. Each building has a custodial crew that cleans common areas such as lounges, hallways and community bathrooms, and does trash removal and major clean-ups.

Can I decorate my room?

Wall decorations may not be hung with any fasteners that make holes in the walls, ceiling or woodwork. A form of "poster putty" or 3M removable hooks may be used to secure decorations to walls, but must be removed before the room is vacated. The use of any "tape products" is prohibited on any painted or wood finished surfaces. The cost of repairing holes or removing adhesives by the University staff will be charged to the student(s) responsible.

UA's Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (EOHS), following the Ohio Fire Code, has specific guidelines for use of holiday decorations in residence halls. Please check out our Holiday Decorations Guidelines.

What appliances can i have?

Stereo, television, radio, computer, audio equipment and clocks are permitted. Refrigerators are permitted (3.0 cu. Ft. or less). Small cavity microwave; coffeemaker (no percolators).

How's the wifi connection?

Our campus is wifi-enabled, so you can connect to the internet wherever you are. We know that sometimes you wish it were faster. We hear you and we're constantly working to improve the internet speed.

Can I bring a pet?

No pets. You can bring fish if their tank is less than 20 gallons.

When is move-out day?

The final move-out day is the last day of exam week.

How do I change my meal plan?

If you find that the dining plan you selected is not working with your schedule or eating habits you may go on line and into My Akron any time during the first 4 weeks of the semester, click the Dining Services change / cancel icon to complete the form. Any changes thereafter can ONLY be upgrades. Dining plan changes are updated on a weekly basis. Each student is limited to two changes per semester. Otherwise, call 330-972-7185 during normal business hours or visit a Zip Card office.