New students at New Student Convoation

New Student Convocation

The official welcome to the incoming class – New Student Convocation – will be held at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field on Friday, Aug. 21.  

What is Convocation?

Pin of ZippyDuring this ceremony, new students and the UA community at large will be welcomed by President Dr. Gary Miller and share in the UA commitment toward students’ path to graduation. Students will receive a welcome from alumni and the Undergraduate Student Government President.  

Convocation introduces new Zips (YOU) to our UA community, rich traditions and Akron pride. It also affirms the University’s commitment to support YOUR academic aspirations as you work toward graduation.

At Convocation, you will receive an official Zippy pin (right) as part of your welcome into our UA family!

University Welcome Events

Convocation details will be announced at a later date!

Individual College Welcome Events

Individual College Welcome Events will be announced at a later date!

Additional information or questions?

For additional information or questions, please contact Brandon Mikulski (