UA Family Weekend  & Homecoming

Two campus traditions, one great weekend!
Oct. 5-7, 2018

The University of Akron is excited to invite you to attend Homecoming and Family Weekend 2018, Oct. 5-7. Join us for two campus traditions and one great weekend! Visit with your student and enjoy activities and events that are planned for you!


Check-in, registration and info desk

ZipAssist, located in the first floor Simmons Hall Lobby, will serve as Family Weekend registration and check-in. The area will be staffed during the weekend to answer any questions or provide assistance. ZipAssist can be reached at 330-972-7272. 

  • Convenient parking can be found in the North Campus Parking Deck adjacent to Simmons Hall. 
  • UA Police Department: 330-972-2911 (or 9-1-1 in an emergency)
  • Campus Map

Parking & transportation

GPS address for campus
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325

Once on campus, you are welcome to park anywhere. You will not need a parking permit for Family Weekend.

On Saturday (Oct. 6th) the Zips Football team plays Miami University at 3:30 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium, and parking attendants will be charging $10 per vehicle for event parking in nearby lots until that time. Family Weekend visitors are recommended to park in the North Campus Parking Deck for free parking throughout Saturday.

Families are invited to use the Weekend Route of the Roo Express, for free, with stops covering nearly all of campus and much of downtown Akron. Maximum wait time is approximately 15 minutes.

Note: There are constantly changing traffic patterns around the I-76/I-77/Route 8 Central Interchange due to construction. Please check the Ohio Department of Transportation website for updates.

Visitor Information

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable visit to The University of Akron. To assist in your travels, please find the following information: 

Homecoming 2018
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018

Akron Zips vs. Miami
3:30 p.m.

Join us for the Alumni Association's Pre-game tailgate party!

Ticket package is $12 and includes catered meal at Homecoming Pre-game Party, a Zips pennant and a ticket to see the Zips take on Miami at 3:30 p.m. Use promo code HOMECOMING to order tickets online or by calling 888-99-AKRON (25766).