College Life at Akron

You'll discover new interests, new talents and new friends here.

There are more than 300 student organizations on campus, focused on academics, athletics, hobbies, politics, faith, film, ethnicity, music and more.

Plus, we have a modern Rec Center, award-winning residence halls and a full calendar of social events, athletics, and arts and culture — all here for you!


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Activities & organizations

One of the terrific benefits of attending a university like UA is the opportunity to join with other students who share your interests in one of our 300+ student organizations. Also, you'll find there is always something going on. It's a great place to get involved! Learn more about activities and organizations at UA.

Housing & Dining

Ritchie Hall on The University of Akron campusHousing: Choose from a variety of room and apartment styles: Traditional with shared facilities, or apartment-like living with kitchens and private baths. Learn more.

Dining: Whether you’re craving subs or sushi, beef or shrimp, waffles or wonton soup, there’s a place on campus for you. Sample from buffet-style meals in Rob's Café or from the Union Market food court, with its grilled foods, bakery, Chinese dishes, pasta and pizza, and soup and salad bar. Learn more.

Health & Wellness

Student Recreation and Wellness CenterThe Student Recreation and Wellness Center is the hub of health and recreation on campus. The rec center, one of the largest on Ohio's campuses, includes a 53-foot climbing wall, a lazy river, a running track, weight room and more. Details.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Shawn Barber, national pole vault championWith a rich history, Akron’s athletics program is poised for an even brighter future with its emphasis on academics, modern facilities and team success. Learn more.

Arts & Culture

On any given night in Akron, hundreds of students, families and visitors step out of their front doors en route to a gallery, live performance, movie or public talk on our campus. Discover arts and culture at UA.

Living & Learning

Consider one of two great ways to succeed at UA. Living-Learning Communities for students living in the residence halls, or Learning Communities, open to anyone! See if one of our communities is right for you!

Campus Safety

Your safety is paramount. We have a variety of educational programs and safety services in place to protect, inform and empower. Learn about campus safety at UA.