Message from the President: Celebrate Sophomores!


Dear Student,

Congratulations! You are nearing what may be the halfway point of your Akron experience. Some of you may be well on your way to completing your degree. Others may still be exploring options in terms of a major or career path. In any event, we are grateful you have chosen to be part of our University family. In fact, we are so thankful that we would like to show our appreciation by dedicating next week to sophomore students through our Sophomore Celebration Week.

From Monday through Thursday, we will recognize your progress toward your college degree by offering:

  • Freebies throughout the week, including bakery, pizza, T-shirts and tickets toward a prize drawing on Thursday. 

  • Majors and Careers Discovery Zone on Tuesday in the Student Union. Find out what major is the best fit for your interests, or about internship opportunities that are open to you. 

  • Student Involvement Fair on Wednesday in the Student Union. If you are not already involved in campus activities, the Student Involvement Fair is a great way to learn more about what the hundreds of student organizations here offer you. 

  • Halfway There Celebration at ZipAssist in the Simmons Hall Lobby on Thursday. The more events you participate in, the better your chances of winning grand prizes at the drawing that day – and winners need not be present to win.

So celebrate yourselves, sophomores. Then buckle down for semester finals, reports, projects and other end-of-year assignments as you pass the halfway mark and get ready for an exciting summer. On behalf of all of the faculty, administrators, contract professionals, staff and others in our University family, good luck with your studies and we look forward to seeing you next fall!


President's signatureMatthew J. Wilson
The University of Akron