Get to the forefront of your Akron Experience!

Want to explore a fun part of Akron and meet some new people before classes start? You can head to the ballpark, cruise the towpath, and head downtown with other incoming students as you Unlock Akron together!

Unlock Akron brings together some unique-to-Akron experiences that you can enjoy with others. Facilitated by current UA students, Unlock Akron experiences give you the opportunity to meet new people before classes start and get the additional low-down on starting college off on the right foot.


July 12, 2019 - $10.00

5:00 pm

Deadline: July 5th

August 9, 2019 - $10.00

3:00 pm

Deadline: August 2nd

Quakron Experience - Double-A Baseball Game at Canal Park

  • 24 spots available

Towpath & Chill - Bike the Towpath with Ice Cream provided by Chill

  • 14 spots available

Pickup at the Park - Habitat for Humanity Service Project

  • 24 spots available

Towpath & Chill - Bike the Towpath with Ice Cream provided by Chill

  • 14 spots available


Quakron Experiencerubberducks

  • Experience the fun of an Akron RubberDucks baseball game! The Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, which has seen current stars such as Francisco Lindor and Mike Clevinger travel through the Rubber City on their way to Cleveland, is located in the center of downtown Akron!
  • Included in this experience is a ticket to the RubberDucks game against Bowie and a Perfect Game Coupon redeemable at Canal Park for a hot dog, chips and a drink.
  • Fireworks will follow the game!

Towpath & Chillchill

  • Grab some wheels on UA's campus and head down the street to bike the historic Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath. A short bike ride along the path will show you some scenic parts of Akron and return back downtown.
  • The bike route will end at Chill Ice Cream, a local artisan ice cream shop, and the ice cream is on us!
  • Bikes will be provided through UA's bike share program.

Pickup at the Parkhabitat

  • Give back to the community by helping assist one of our local parks get cleaned up! Sponsored through Habitat for Humanity, we'll be cleaning up and prepare Adolph Street Community Garden. A portion of trip confirmation will go back into tools and resources needed to help assist Habitat for the clean-up.
  • Snacks and a special treat will be provided during and after the project is complete! 

Akron Art Museum Scavenger Huntakronart

  • Explore the beautiful and unique pieces and exhibits of the Akron Art Museum with a fun and interactive scavenger hunt!
  • Food will be provided following the hunt!

Sun, Sand & Foodvolleyball

  • Take a trip downtown with us! Take a quick tour from UA to downtown, ending at the brand new sand volleyball courts in downtown. Enjoy a few games of volleyball with your new group of friends.
  • Cookies will be provided during the games and hang around after to enjoy some of the unique local Akron food!

What is Unlock Akron?

Only incoming freshman! This an exclusive opportunity for incoming freshman to UA. Spots are available to any student who will be enrolling as a freshman for the upcoming fall semester. Any incoming freshman is eligible to participate in both days of Unlock Akron if they wish. Each is a separate confirmation payment.

Your confirmation payment goes towards all costs associated with the experiences including food, travel, or entertainment that occurs on the trip.

All events are rain or shine unless severe weather causes the cancellation of a planned event that is out of our control. There is no refund for an event being cancelled. In the case that weather cancels a planned event, alternative arrangements will be made to still have a valuable experience on the day you sign up.

Hang tight! You'll be getting more information about where to go, what time to be there, and a full itinerary through the email you used to register for the program.

That's awesome! We're glad you're interested. Email Nino Colla at ncolla@uakron.edu with any further questions.