Family Weekend 2019 events

Events for Friday, Oct. 11

We are proud to present a family friendly weekend. Any event where alcohol is served is denoted with an asterisk *

3 - 7 p.m. l Check-In, Registration & Information l ZipAssist, Simmons Hall Lobby
Come check-in, get your wristbands, t-shirts and UA Family Weekend Information! Zippy will be available for pictures from 5-6:30pm.  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.
Commemorative glasses are available at check in (1 per family) – quantities are limited

Family Weekend at The University of Akron3 – 7 p.m. | Zippy’s Game Stop | Simmons Hall, 2nd floor lounge
Looking for a casual way to connect as a family? Drop on in and play board games, complete puzzles, and even color a picture of Zippy! 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.

3:30 – 9 p.m. l Get Fit & Have Fun! l Rec Center
Experience one of UA students' favorite parts of campus! Everything from the cardiovascular and strength training equipment floor, leisure pool, basketball courts, and walking/jogging track will be available for you to enjoy throughout the day. Best place to park: Lot 43 or Lot 1. GPS address: 382 Carroll St, Akron, OH.
Free, waiver required, family members MUST be accompanied by their University of Akron student. 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. l UA History Tour l Simmons Hall Auditorium
Come learn about UA’s rich history and traditions that began over 145 years ago! The tour comprises of an outdoor walk through campus, providing a history of the university, and general information about The University of Akron. 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.
Rain location: Simmons Hall Auditorium

4 – 6 p.m. | Esports Tour | Student Union 51
Come and have fun in a casual environment, learn a new game and let us introduce some of UA’s gaming facilities to you! Spots are limited, so be sure to swing by earlier!

5 – 6 p.m. | UA Arts & Culture Tour | Folk Hall, Emily Davis Gallery
Please join us for a walking tour of public art on The University of Akron's Campus. Tour will begin in Folk Hall with the current exhibition, Stranger Beings, and continue to several other locations highlighing notable works including Dale Chihuluy's Polymer Sculpture.

5 – 6:30 p.m. | Pictures with Zippy | ZipAssist, Simmons Hall Lobby
Gather your family and strike a pose with our favorite Kangaroo! Light refreshments available.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! *  | Thirsty Dog, TapHouse
Stop by a local favorite, Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., for a cold brew and camaraderie with fellow parents and UA Zips. 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. GPS Address: 587 Grant Street, Akron, OH.
 
6 – 8 p.m. l Family Fun Carnival sponsored by ZipAssist & ZPN l Rec Center
Join 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  Lot 1. GPS address: 382 Carroll St, Akron
Free, waiver required, family members MUST be accompanied by their UA student.

7 – 10 p.m. | Billiards and Cosmic Bowling | Student Union, Game Room
Stop by our renowned billiards and bowling facility for some family fun! FREE with your wristband. 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
Can you feel the love tonight? Gather your crew and enjoy the great new blockbuster, The Lion King!  Best place to park: Shrank Deck/Lot 37 or Exchange Deck/Lot 39.  GPS Address: 382 Carroll Street, Akron, OH.