Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 5

2 - 6:30 p.m. | Check-In, Registration & Information l ZipAssist, Simmons Hall Lobby

Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 8.59.22 AMStop by any time between 2-6:30 pm to check-in, get your wristbands and UA Family Weekend Information! Best place to park: North Campus Parking Deck/Lot 26; GPS address to Simmons Hall, located directly next to the parking deck: 277 East Buchtel Avenue, Akron, OH.

 

5 - 8 p.m. | Brew With A Roo at Thirsty Dog! | Sponsored by: ZipAssist, Athletics, & the Alumni Association

UnknownStop by a local favorite, Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., for a cold brew and camaraderie with fellow parents, family members, UA staff, and alumni. Take your commemorative pint glass and enjoy our Family Weekend & Homecoming special, any pint for $5! Best place to park: north or south side of the Thirsty Dog building. For overflow parking - street parking across from 529 Grant, lot on McCoy, lot on Corner of Grant and McCoy. GPS Address: 529 Grant Street, Akron, OH.

Please note that the 529 Brewery Tasting Room is CASH ONLY.

 

6 - 8 p.m. l Family Fun Carnival sponsored by ZipAssist & ZPN l Rec Center

Rec CenterJoin us in for a Friday night party in our award winning Student Recreation and Wellness Center! We’ll have giant inflatables, corn hole, kan-jam, spikeball, music and more! Best place to park: Lot 43 or Athletics Fieldhouse Parking Lot 10. GPS address: 382 Carroll St, Akron

Free, waiver required, family members MUST be accompanied by their UA student.

7 – 8 p.m. | Trivia | Student Union, room 335

Test your knowledge about UA in a fast-paced trivia game! Compete against other families and try to win some UA prizes. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Best place to park: Shrank Deck/Lot 37 or Exchange Deck/Lot 39.  GPS Address: 382 Carroll Street, Akron, OH.

8 – 10 p.m. | Movie Night sponsored by ZPN | Student Union Theatre

Gather your crew and enjoy the great blockbuster, Incredibles 2! Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided.  Best place to park: Shrank Deck/Lot 37 or Exchange Deck/Lot 39.  GPS Address: 382 Carroll Street, Akron, OH.

Saturday, Oct. 6

8 - 10 a.m. l Breakfast of Champions sponsored by PNC Bank l ZipAssist, Simmons Hall Lobby 

Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 8.59.22 AMGet your Saturday morning started off right by joining us for free coffee, doughnuts, bagels and more! PNC Bank will be in attendance and will be providing information to students and families on everything you need to know about your bank on campus. Best place to park: North Campus Parking Deck/Lot 26. GPS address to Simmons Hall, located directly next to the parking deck: 277 East Buchtel Avenue, Akron, OH.

8 a.m. - 3 p.m. l Check-In, Registration & Information l ZipAssist, Simmons Hall Lobby 

Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 8.59.22 AMStop by any time between 8:30 a.m. -  3 p.m. to check-in, get your wristbands and information or ask questions! Best place to park: North Campus Parking Deck/Lot 26. GPS address to Simmons Hall, located directly next to the parking deck: 277 East Buchtel Avenue, Akron, OH.

 
9 - 11 a.m. l Breakfast & Blankets Service Project l Student Union Lounge by Starbucks

Join serveAkron, UA’s volunteer office on campus, for breakfast snacks and the opportunity to give back to the local Akron community!  This drop-in service project will provide you and your favorite Zip the opportunity to create t-shirt pillows or assemble a blanket! All supplies and breakfast is provided…all items created will be donated to shelters near campus. Free, sponsored by serveAkron. Best place to park: Shrank Deck/Lot 37 or Exchange Deck/Lot 39.  GPS Address: 382 Carroll Street, Akron, OH.

 9:30 - 11 a.m. l Downtown Akron and Akron Civic Theatre Tour Akron Civic Theatre

Join the Downtown Akron Partnership on a tour of Downtown Akron! With a diverse urban culture with sites and happenings for everyone, your time as a UA family is a chance to experience the excitement of the city of Akron!

Meet at 9:15 a.m. at the Simmons Hall main door entrance off of Buchtel Avenue. From there, we will walk to the downtown Akron area. 

 

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Morning Yoga | Rec Center

Start your Saturday off with a relaxing yoga session in our state-of-the-art Student Recreation & Wellness Center! Just show your wristband at the door to enjoy this FREE class! Best place to park: Lot 43 or Athletics Fieldhouse Parking Lot 10. GPS address: 382 Carroll St, Akron

Free, waiver required, family members MUST be accompanied by their University of Akron student.

  

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Tie Dye event | Simmons Hall, second floor lounge

Show your Akron pride and tie-dye an “I love UA shirt.” The proceeds will benefit an emergency grant awarded to students who are experiencing financial hardships. Best place to park: North Campus Parking Deck/Lot 26. GPS address to Simmons Hall, located directly next to the parking deck: 277 East Buchtel Avenue, Akron, OH.

Cost is $10.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Bingo | Student Union room 314

Come join us for a fun afternoon of music, BINGO, and prizes!

 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Family Fall pARTy | Bierce Library, 177A

Fall is here and who doesn’t love crafting! Join us for a family fun pARTy and learn about the Makerstudio on campus. Paint pumpkins, make a UA button/magnet, drink some apple cider, and watch a 3-D printer in use. Best place to park: North Campus Parking Deck/Lot 26. GPS address to Simmons Hall, located directly next to the parking deck: 277 East Buchtel Avenue, Akron, OH.

 

Noon - 3 p.m. | Alumni and Family Pre-Game Party | Lot 10 Behind Fieldhouse

Hello UA alumni and family members! Join us for our pre-game party event as we celebrate with a DJ, cookout food, spirit station, bar, and a fun party atmosphere!

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Zips Fest presented by Summa Health | Stiles Athletic Field House

Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 2.55.50 PMFeaturing inflatable games, prizes, balloon art, face painting, photo opportunities, kid’s music, and more, Zips Fest has something for Akron fans of all ages! The party officially begins two hours prior to kick-off, and incorporates some great Akron traditions, including the Football team arriving as soon as we open! Best place to park: Lot 1 – Parking will be available for $10 in Lot 1, however alternative parking options can be purchased in advance through the ticket office by calling or texting 888-99-AKRON.

  

2 - 8 p.m. | Brew With A Roo at Thirsty Dog! | Sponsored by: ZipAssist, Athletics, & the Alumni Association

UnknownStop by a local favorite, Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., for a cold brew and camaraderie with fellow parents, family members, UA staff, and alumni. Take your commemorative pint glass and enjoy our Family Weekend & Homecoming special, any pint for $5! Best place to park: north or south side of the Thirsty Dog building. For overflow parking - street parking across from 529 Grant, lot on McCoy, lot on Corner of Grant and McCoy. GPS Address: 529 Grant Street, Akron, OH.

Please note that the 529 Brewery Tasting Room is CASH ONLY.

  

3:30 p.m. l Homecoming Football: Akron Zips v. Miami l InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field

Join us to cheer on the Akron Zips football team as they play Miami in UA’s official Homecoming game! Best place to park: Stadium Lot 6 or Spicer/Exchange Lot 9.

 
 
7 - 9 p.m. l Cosmic Bowling l Student Union Game Room

Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 9.39.42 AMCome down to the Student Union Game Room (1st floor) for two special hours of Cosmic Bowling reserved just for those visiting for Family Weekend. Free. Guests must show wrist bands at door of Game Room. Best place to park: Shrank Deck/Lot 37 or Exchange Deck/Lot 39. GPS Address: 382 Carroll Street, Akron, OH.

8 – 10 p.m. | Movie Night sponsored by ZPN | Student Union Theatre

Gather your crew and enjoy the great blockbuster, Incredibles 2! Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided.  Best place to park: Shrank Deck/Lot 37 or Exchange Deck/Lot 39.  GPS Address: 382 Carroll Street, Akron, OH.

 

Sunday, Oct. 7

8 -10:30 a.m. l Pancake Breakfast with Zippy and Involvement Fair l Rob's Café

Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 9.37.27 AMEnd your weekend with a delicious pancake breakfast with Zippy in our UA Dining Hall, Robs! Pay at the door, Dining Meal Plan or $1 per person with coupon (receive at check-in)! While at breakfast, stop by our Involvement Fair tables on site to meet with various staff from UA departments and learn about all of the different resources available to Zips! Best place to park: North Campus Parking Deck/Lot 26 and walk across Buchtel Avenue

  
 

Remainder of Day l Free time with your student

Take this time to explore the UA campus with Zip as well as all of the fun attractions downtown Akron has to offer!