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family day 2011

Family Day 2011

Family Weekend is
September 23, 24, & 25, 2011

We've got a GREAT Family Weekend planned for you! Some of the events will require pre-registration and payment with the order form link - but most are FREE! Some FREE events do require registration! We look forward to having your family join ours for a fun weekend at The University of Akron.

Many of the area restaurants are offering special deals for our family weekend guests download an off–campus dining coupon here.

It is not necessary to register for FREE Events. As a friendly reminder, all FREE Events are on a first come first serve basis. But some FREE events do require Pre-registration!

Family Weekend is sponsored by: ZPN, RHPB, Athletics, EJ Thomas, Student Life, Alumni and SRWC

Friday, September 23rd:

  • FREE Game Room with bowling and billiards – 5pm-Midnight - Student Union Game Room – FREE Popcorn and Cotton Candy will be available.
  • Family Weekend Registration – 5:30pm-8pm – Student Union 2nd floor lounge across from Starbucks
    • The Office of the Alumni Association will be offering a $5.00 gift card for the Ohio Burger Co. to the first 50 Legacy Students to visit their table.
  • Akron Night Out – Pre-Registration FREE event
    • 7pm-10pm – Special Event Roo Shuttle between locations
    • Honors Common Room
      • The University of Akron Steel Drum Band performing 7:00pm-9:00pm then Student Karaoke from 9:00pm-11:00pm.  You will also have an opportunity to meet and greet with our Varsity Athletic coaches. Dessert will be served
    • Student Union Starbucks Coffee House
      • A local Akron Favorite Eclyptic will perform. Light appetizers will be served
    • Hower House
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Central Michigan - 7:30pm – at Cub Cadet Field. All students are permitted free of charge with their student ID. All Student tickets are general admission and will allow for families to sit together. Pre-registration and Payment Event 
  • Movie: Cars 2 - 8pm - Student Union Theater - FREE Event

Saturday, September 24th:

  • Family Weekend Registration – 10am-2:30pm – Student Union 2nd floor lounge across from Starbucks
    • The Office of the Alumni Association will be offering a $5.00 gift card for the Ohio Burger Co. to the first 50 Legacy Students to visit their table.
  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center Family Fun Fest (SWRC) – 10:30am-1pm - Pre-registration Event - FREE if you do not Pre-register there will be a fee the day of – Fill out the waivers prior to Family Weekend and bring them with you

General Use - Adult  * General Use - Minor * Rock Climbing - Adult * Rock Climbing - Minor *

  • Lynn Trefzger (ventriloquist) - 11am – Noon - Student Union, Gardner Theater. FREE Event
  • Zips Fest pre-game celebration – 11am-1:30pm In front of the SRWV and JAR Arena. FREE Event
  • Family Weekend Tailgate – Noon-1:30pm – Inside of Zips Fest- outside of InfoCision Stadium - Pre-registration and Payment Event -  (All guests and students attending the Family Weekend Tailgate must purchase a ticket)
  • Movie: Kung Fu Panda 2: the KaBoom of Doom - 2pm - Student Union Theater – FREE Event
  • Zips vs. vs. VMI Football- 2pm kickoff- InfoCision Stadium - All students are permitted free of charge with their student ID. All Student tickets are general admission and will allow for families to sit together. Pre-registration and Payment Event 
  • Javier Colon - Winner of NBC's Hit Television Program, "The Voice." E.J. Thomas Hall 8pm. Special discount for UA Family Weekend. For Tickets at this price they must be purchased through the Pre-registration and Payment Event (Discount not available on previously purchased tickets) (all tickets $10)
  • Movie: Cars 2 - 8pm - Student Union Theater – FREE Event
  • Zips vs. Eastern Michigan Volleyball - 5pm - James A. Rhodes Arena – FREE Event

Sunday, September 25th:

  • Women’s Soccer vs. Eastern Michigan - 1pm – at Cub Cadet Field. All students are permitted free of charge with their student ID. All Student tickets are general admission and will allow for families to sit together. Pre-registration and Payment Event
  • Akron Softball vs. Kent State - 3:30 pm  - Lee Jackson Field - Free Admission

General Information: [registration is now closed]

If you want to attend the FREE Pre-registration events without going to the payment events, then click here!

Do you want some great souvenirs to remember this amazing weekend? Pre-order your own Family Weekend mugs that have the Family Weekend logo on them! Order now and you will be able to pick-up your mug when you check-in! We also have a surprise for your family when you check-in!

The deadline to register for all Pre-Registration and Payment events and Pre-Registration FREE events is Sunday, September 18, 2011 - exceptions will not be made after this date. 

NOTE: A confirmation will be sent out to the email address used to register on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 to remind families where and when Pre-Registration and Payment Event tickets can be picked up on campus during Family Weekend. An on campus parking pass good for September 23, 24 & 25, 2011 will also be attached in PDF format.

Questions?  Contact Lorri March |  330-972-5517  | lorri@uakron.edu

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