Alumni and friends gathered for Homecoming

Homecoming 2021 events

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

Monday, Sept. 27

Homecoming Kick-Off
Jean Hower Taber Student Union 2nd floor concourse
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The first 500 students get a free “Zips Vibe” t-shirt sponsored by Campus Programs and the Office of Inclusion and Equity

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Homecoming Comedy Show: Josh Wolf
EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall
7 p.m.
Free with a valid Zipcard— all UA students, staff, and faculty may attend and bring 1 non-UA guest.
Sponsored by ZPN and Residence Life and Housing

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Cookout on The University of Akron campusHomecoming Cookout
Coleman Common
5 – 7 p.m.
Join UA students for our Cookout on Coleman Common! Enjoy free food and beverages, smores, the sliming of Homecoming Royalty, and music by DJ Smoov. The first 500 UA students will receive a fanny pack and a slap bracelet.
Free with a valid Zipcard.

Thursday, Sept. 30

Pop Up Pep Rally
Coleman Common
12:30 p.m.
Hear from Head Football Coach Tom Arth and enjoy live music from Ohio’s Pride, UA’s marching band.

Saturday, Oct. 2

A runner in our Homecoming 5KVirtual & In-Person UA5K Homecoming Run/Walk
8 a.m.
See details and register

Official Homecoming Tailgate *
Noon – 3 p.m.

Script akron trucker baseball capBefore the big game, join us at the Official Homecoming Tailgate located in Lot 10 (behind Stile Athletics Field House). Admission is free!

Gather with fellow Zips in a family friendly atmosphere with food trucks, music, games, inflatables and more. First 500 UA students will receive a meal voucher for the food trucks, and first 1,000 fans to the Homecoming Tailgate receive a free script Akron hat.

Purchase tickets to the Zips football game and use HOMECOMING21 as the promo code for a $10 reserved seat. Students get in free with Zip Card!

A Zips football helmetFootball - Akron vs. Ohio University
InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field
3:30 p.m.
Buy tickets - Students get in free with Zip Card!

Special Homecoming Ticket Deal: $10 for a reserved seat. Fan’s can purchase a ticket by clicking link above and entering promo code: HOMECOMING21