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UA Homecoming & Family Weekend

October 11 - 13, 2019

The University of Akron is excited to invite you to attend Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019, Oct. 11-13. Join us to visit with your student and enjoy activities and events that are planned for you! Registration for Family Weekend will begin Summer 2019.


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 Game 2019
Saturday, October 12

Akron Zips vs. Kent State

Plan to join us for the Alumni Association's Pre-game tailgate party! Ticket package information will be released Summer 2019.