Gallery: New Student Convocation 2021


The University of Akron formally welcomed the Class of 2025 during New Student Convocation on Friday.

Among the speakers was UA President Gary L. Miller, who encouraged the new students to get involved on campus and across Akron.

"You’re attending college in a great American city," Miller said. "Get to know it. Become part of it.

"You have talent. You have energy," he added. "Find a way to use that to make a difference in this community."

Those words were echoed by Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and Undergraduate Student Government President Grace Kasunic, both of whom also addressed the students.

See President Miller's full remarks.


A student makes the I in GO ZIPS, a cutout on Coleman Common
Members of Ohio's Pride perform in the ampitheater in Coleman Common at the start of Convocation.
Students in the stands waiting for Convocation to start
Student greeters stand in a line at the soccer stadium
New students pick up Zippy cookies
New students enjoy picnic foods, including mac and cheese
New students play a game on Coleman Common
Members of the marching band perform
A group photo of the class of 2025

A photo of the Class of 2025, taken in FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field.

A new student relaxes while enjoying lunch
Two students play a game in Coleman Common
Three members of the lacrosse team stand for a photo
Zippy poses with students
Zippy poses with students
Zippy poses with students