Parents: Welcome to The University of Akron
Welcome! This is an exciting time to have a son or daughter at The University of Akron, largely because of:
- outstanding faculty and academic programs,
- the 300 academic programs that we offer, and
- our revitalized campus, which includes a new Student Union, rec center, stadium and residence halls.
Our students participate in over 250 recognized clubs and student organizations, focused on academics, the arts, athletics, science, music, leadership, service and more.
We are committed to making the transition to college easy for you and your student. We have a number of services available to help students adjust to college life and succeed academically.
We hope that you, as well as your son or daughter, will enjoy being members of the Akron family.
UA and 5,800 students volunteers were recognized in USA Weekend magazine and at a gala in Washington, D.C. with the anchors from NBC's "Today" show and rocker Jon Bon Jovi. Read More.
In front of an audience of nearly 1,000 people, President Proenza was presented with the prestigious H. Peter Burg Award from the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce. Read More.