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October 1 - 3

Family Weekend

Don't miss Family Weekend, one of our favorite traditions. We have so much planned, including the Akron vs. Ohio University football game on Oct. 2.

All campus visitors will be expected to follow stated University COVID-19 protocols. Currently, this includes masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Sisters attending Family Weekend event at The University of Akron

Schedule of events

Get your picture taken in our Family Photo Booth. Come to Movie Night or paint a canvas. For the competitive family, play at Zippy's Game Stop. Adults can join us at Brew with Roo. Family Weekend coincides with Homecoming Weekend.

What's planned
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Let us know you’re coming! Sign up today to reserve your spot.

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Proud Parents and alumni tailgating before the Akron Zips football game

Tailgate Script akron trucker baseball cap

Before the big game, join us at the Official Homecoming Tailgate. The first 1,000 fans at the Homecoming Tailgate receive a free script Akron hat.

Tailgate details
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Make it a weekend! Akron offers a variety of overnight accommodations, including some close to campus.

Hotel discounts
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During check-in, be sure to ask about a list of discounts around the Akron area for Family Weekend guests.

Proud Parent t-shirt

T-shirts for you

Visit Simmons Hall main lobby to purchase shirts during Family Weekend.