SpringFest 2015

UA's annual end-of-semester celebration returns on Friday, May 1 at 4 p.m., with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on Coleman Common.

This FREE event is a fun way for current students, faculty and staff to say goodbye to the academic year.

Many of your favorite games and attractions are returning, including the Zipline and the kangaroo petting zoo! Ride the mechanical bull or challenge your friends to a game of laser tag. Grab some Swensons or try out some traditional carnival food from our food truck vendors. See you there!



Ultimate SpringFest Challenge

12 contestants will be chosen to face the challenge of surviving SpringFest! UA Seniors graduating in May, August, or December 2015 qualify to apply to be a contestant.

Throughout SpringFest, contestants will face-off in timed events including inflatable attractions and Minute-to-Win-It challenges.

Contestants must be available from 3:30-9 p.m. May 1.

Grand prize winner will choose from prize packs valued at $850.

  • Game On - TV & Game Station
  • Destination You - Southwest Gift Card, Digital Camera, and Luggage
  • Giving Tree - Gift Cards to Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Speedway

3 runners-up will receive a gift card valued between $25 and $75.


Apply now

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15.


Check back soon for an announcement.
No foolin'


Get the Shirt

March 30 through April 10 only
$5 per shirt

Pre-order your shirt online and be guaranteed your size.

Order now

Don't shop online?

Order in person at the Student Union Information Desk during regular hours and pay with cash, credit, or Zip Card.

Shirts will be available for pickup at SpringFest from 4-9:30 p.m. Just have your Zip Card or another ID.

March 30 through April 10
Pay $5 at SpringFest

Complete a short online form and we'll have your size at SpringFest. All you owe is $5 - cash only. Have your Zip Card or another ID ready when you stop by the t-shirt tent.

Note: Sizes reserved will only be held until 6 p.m. on May 1 at SpringFest. After that, all shirts will be for sale and your size may no longer be available.

Complete the form

Actual color and design
...and it's not Meghan Trainor


Happen to be strolling through SpringFest? Stop by the t-shirt tent and buy one on the spot for $5! Cash only. Sizes run from small through 5X and are in limited quantities. Shirt sales will run from 4 to 9:30 p.m., or while supplies last.


Questions about shirts?

Send an email to springfest-shirts@uakron.edu.


Free stuff

Who doesn't love free stuff?! Be sure to check out the air brush hat station, sand art and Henna tattoo artist, while supplies last!

Free food includes popcorn and cotton candy, while supplies last!

Games & attractions

Coleman Common will be packed with more than a dozen inflatables and attractions including:

  • A Zipline
  • Petting Zoo with kangaroos
  • Mechanical bull
  • Lazer tag maze
  • Velcro wall
  • Big Red Chair and take-away photo
  • Defender Dome
  • And so much more!


  • Swensons
  • Carnival food including funnel cake and french fries
  • UA's Dining Services with:
    • Bratwurst, polish sausage, large hot dogs
    • drinks and chips
    • veggie burger; veggie baked beans, coleslaw
    • italian ice

About SpringFest

Now in its sixth year, SpringFest is UA's annual end-of-semester celebration featuring games and attractions, free items, musical entertainment and much more. The event is open to UA students, faculty and staff and up to three guests with a valid Zip Card.

Questions about SpringFest

Contact David Vale, assistant director of campus programs, Department of Student Life at 330-972-6568 or dvale@uakron.edu.


2015 Sponsors

  • Undergraduate Student Government
  • Zips Programming Network
  • Auxiliary Enterprises including Dining Services, Parking and Transportation Services, and Printing Services
  • Division of Student Success


Information on how to volunteer will be available March 25. Check back here, in The Digest and Zipmail for details.

Coming soon