ADVISING & REGISTRATION

All incoming freshmen attending one of our Advising & Registration Programs should expect to spend a fun-filled full day on-campus. Check-In begins at 8:15 a.m. Our Final Roo-minders will conclude by 4:00 p.m. Below is the schedule you can expect. Your schedule will be personalized based off your major and group for the day!

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Student Schedule

Please note: Not all of the sessions listed below are offered during each orientation program. You will receive your personalized schedule for the day when you check in at orientation the morning of your program.

After you check in, take part in the Explore UA Involvement Fair. Learn about campus resources, check out groups to get involved in, and find out more about the many different resources UA has to offer. You may even see Zippy roaming around for a picture!

Welcome to the start of your Akron Experience! There's a lot to learn on the road from here to graduation, and we're here to help you on your journey!

Learn all about the importance of starting your college career off strong so that you can follow UA's Finish in Time model and set yourself on a bright career path.

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The power of storytelling is an amazing thing. Hear some of our Orientation Leaders share their stories. Their ups, their downs, and everything in between that has shaped their journey and pathway to this point. College Life: I'm A Zip is a peak into the struggles and successes of some of UA's best student leaders on campus.

Fun! Exciting! Engaging! The Akron Experience is all of that and more. Learn all about it and its seven key areas from some of the students who are living it right now. Our Orientation Leaders have tips about textbooks, parking, getting involved, and much more to help you out on the right foot in the fall!

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Time for Lunch! Enjoy a complimentary lunch in one of our dining locations on campus. Have time to get to know other students, parents, and our orientation staff!

You will meet with an academic advisor to discuss your first semester at UA, and receive your class schedule after learning how to add & drop classes using My Akron.

It's almost time to go! Before the end of the day when Zip Cards are distributed to students, we have a few final things we'd like to tell you about before you leave. You'll hear about some important summer tasks, learn about New Roo Weekend, and find out how you can begin to Unlock Akron in our Final Roo-Minders!

Following our Advising & Registration Program, feel free to take advantage of any optional programs available. Activities include:

  • Visit Ritchie Residence Hall for assistance on housing or a residence hall tour
  • Visit Zip Assist and the Student Services Center for questions and assistance regarding student accounts, registration, financial aid, and information for commuter students
  • A Day in the Life of a Zip Tour: Walk your class schedule with some of our Orientation Leaders
  • Visit PNC Bank, the official on-campus banking partner of UA
  • Visit The University of Akron Bookstore to shop UA gear

Parent Schedule

*Session occurs with the parent and student present at the same time.

After you check in, take part in the Explore UA Involvement Fair. Learn about campus resources, check out groups to get involved in, and find out more about the many different resources UA has to offer. You may even see Zippy roaming around for a picture!

Welcome to the start of your Akron Experience! There's a lot to learn on the road from here to graduation, and we're here to help you on your journey!

Learn all about the importance of starting your college career off strong so that you can follow UA's Finish in Time model and set yourself on a bright career path.

View the Presentation

The power of storytelling is an amazing thing. Hear some of our Orientation Leaders share their stories. Their ups, their downs, and everything in between that has shaped their journey and pathway to this point. "College Life: I'm a Zip" is a peek into the struggles and successes of some of UA's best student leaders on campus.

Fun! Exciting! Engaging! The Akron Experience is all of that and more. Learn all about it and its seven key areas from some of the students who are living it right now. Our Orientation Leaders have tips about textbooks, parking, getting involved, and much more to help you out on the right foot in the fall!

View the Presentation

Time for Lunch! Enjoy a complimentary lunch in one of our dining locations on campus. Have time to get to know other students, parents, and our orientation staff!

Hear from UA's on-campus Police Department about the services it offers, as well the importance of student safety on campus.

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Presented by the Office of Financial Aid, this session will cover an overall review of checklist items to complete award packaging, review financial aid packaging (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.), discuss ways to reduce costs, and review payment options and deadlines.

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You have several options to choose from during this first round of breakout sessions! Pick the session you'd like to learn more about.

Living on Campus: Join us for a presentation to learn more about what we offer to our residents in their home away from your home. Let us tell you more about:

  • how to apply for housing,
  • why we think we are worth the investment,
  • how to help your student plan for their arrival to campus and
  • what great fun they will have once they get here.

Commuting & Off-Campus Living: Join us as we discuss being a connected commuter, transportation and parking, finding off-campus housing, safety, and more! Discover all that Akron has to offer as we explore the arts, dining, sports/recreation, and entertainment in our community.

You have several options to choose from during this second round of breakout sessions! Pick the session you'd like to learn more about.

  • Student Perspective: Facilitated by the Office of New Student Orientation, this session is a chance to get any and all questions answered from the perspectives of current UA students. Find out their favorite things about campus, what they wish they would have known their freshmen years, and anything else you’d like to know!
  • Engage. Serve. Lead. Getting Involved on Campus!: Join us for an interactive session as we share tips and strategies for your student to kick off their Akron experience with involvement and endless opportunities! This session will highlight service programs, fraternity and sorority life, student organizations, and a variety of campus programs and traditions. Learn how to encourage your student to get connected and make the most of their time on campus!
  • I Wish I Would Have Known: The Dean of Students Office provides care for those students who are identified with the most serious need for support. When working with us, students often share, “I wish I would have known…before…happened.” On behalf of these students, we will pass along this information to parents, family, and friends.
  • Parent & Family Mingle
  • Campus Banking Options: PNC Bank is on campus! PNC Bank helps make it easier for University of Akron students to keep track of their money. PNC has convenient on-campus locations, with 8 ATMs and a branch located on the first floor of the Student Union.  Show your school pride with your Akron/PNC branded Visa® Debit card when you open a PNC Virtual Wallet Student®. An innovative product providing interactive tools to help students develop solid money management skills. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association and used under license. ©2016 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. All rights reserved. PNC Bank, National Association. Member FDIC. View the Presentation

It's almost time to go! Before the end of the day when Zip Cards are distributed to students, we have a few final things we'd like to tell you about before you leave. You'll hear about some important summer tasks, learn about New Roo Weekend, and find out how you can begin to Unlock Akron in our Final Roo-Minders!

Following our Advising & Registration Program, feel free to take advantage of any optional programs available. Activities include:

  • Visit Ritchie Residence Hall for assistance on housing or a residence hall tour
  • Visit Zip Assist and the Student Services Center for questions and assistance regarding student accounts, registration, financial aid, and information for commuter students
  • A Day in the Life of a Zip Tour: Walk your class schedule with some of our Orientation Leaders
  • Visit PNC Bank, the official on-campus banking partner of UA
  • Visit The University of Akron Bookstore to shop UA gear and pick up your copy of the Common Reading Selection

What should you bring?

Do you need anything? Is lunch provided? These are common questions, so take note of what you need before you get here!

  • Your orientation parking permit.
  • A form of photo identification.
  • Your UANet ID (please check your admission's information or call our Computer Support Desk at 330-972-6888).
  • A smile - we will be taking your picture for your Zip Card.
  • Comfortable walking shoes, you will be walking!
  • Lightweight jacket or sweater, some air-conditioned rooms can get chilly!
  • Umbrella, if rain is in the forecast.
  • Money, if you would like to visit our bookstore to purchase UA gear!
  • We provide a light breakfast and lunch is complimentary, so no need to bring food!
  • Your questions, because we're here to help!