Simmons HallEvents & Programming

ZipAssist events and programming are all about supporting you throughout your time at UA by connecting you with on-campus resources while you're on the path towards graduation!

Questions? If you have questions about any of the below events or are looking for more information about getting involved, reach out to us at (330) 972-7272 or email us at uazipassist@uakron.edu.


SEPTEMBER 2019

Commuter Mingle

September 3rd & 4th| 8:30-11:00am Simmons Hall Lobby

Connect with other commuter students on your way to class, grab some snacks and hear about available resources! We'll have free giveaways as well!


Student Support in Simmons Hall

September 3rd & 4th| 11am-1pm Simmons Hall Lobby

FREE snacks from Insomnia Cookies and resource tables with giveaways and raffles! Learn about all of the resources and offices in Simmons Hall.


Financial Wellness

“Balancing on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative to encourage financial wellness through monthly topics.

September's Topic: "Monthly Budgeting & Refund Usage"

Webinar: Wednesday, September 4th @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released September 9th

Workshop: September 20th | 11am Student Union 312

Newsletter: Emailed September 30th SIGN UP HERE


Parent Family Association Webinar

September 10th| 5:30-6:30pm Online

Hear from Adam Beverly (Coordinator of Student Involvement) and Alison Doehring (Director, ZipAssist) about staying involved as a parent and how your Zip can be engaged on campus. Learn about resources available to keep your student connected to campus, such as volunteering, student organizations, and how to get the support they need to be successful. Please click HERE to register.


Monthly Passport Event

September 11th-13th| 10am-2pm Simmons Hall 120

Looking to travel? Come apply for a U.S. Passport! The first 10 students or community members who process a passport application during this event will receive a complimentary passport photo for their application.



OCTOBER 2019

Financial Wellness

“Balancing on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative to encourage financial wellness through monthly topics.

October's Topic: "Eating Healthy on a Budget"

Webinar: Wednesday, October 2nd @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released October 7th

Workshop: October 18th | 11am Location TBD

Newsletter: Emailed October 31st SIGN UP HERE


Family Weekend

October 11-13th | Various times & locations

The University of Akron is excited to invite you to attend Family Weekend 2019, a combination of Sibs Saturday and Parent's Weekend. Take this time to visit with your student and sibling and enjoy numerous activities and events that are planned for you!

Family Weekend 2019


Homecoming Activities

October 12th | Various times & locations

Join in on UA homecoming festivities

Homecoming Activities


Parent Family Association Webinar

October 15th| 5:30-6:30pm Online

Start planning for the 2020-21 academic year. Join staff members from UA's Office of Student Financial Aid and talk about the FAFSA, scholarships, loans and other financial aid resources. Please click HERE to register.


NOP Event

October 23rd-25th | Time Varies Simmons Hall Lobby

Do you have a hold on your account preventing you from registering for Spring 2020? Come to this one-stop-shop event and talk with representatives from ZipAssist, Student Accounts, Financial Aid and Advising.


FASFA Fridays

October 18th, 25th | 11am-1pm Simmons Hall Lobby

Join campus experts from Student Financial Aid and ZipAssist for one-on-one assistance with filing your FAFSA application.



NOVEMBER 2019

FASFA Fridays

November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd | 11am-1pm Simmons Hall Lobby

Join campus experts from Student Financial Aid and ZipAssist for one-on-one assistance with filing your FAFSA application.


Housing Fair (Off-Campus Living)

November 5 & 6th | 11am-1pm Student Union Concourse

Meet local landlords and complex representatives for info about leases and contract incentives! Learn about off-campus safety, tenant rights, and living on-campus.


Financial Wellness

“Balancing on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative to encourage financial wellness through monthly topics.

November's Topic: "Holiday Spending & Saving"

Webinar: Wednesday, November 6th @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released November 11th

Workshop: November 22nd | 11am Student Union 318

Newsletter: Emailed November 30th SIGN UP HERE



DECEMBER 2019

Financial Wellness

“Balancing on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative to encourage financial wellness through monthly topics.

December's Topic: "Affording Textbooks"

Webinar: Monday, December 2nd @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released December 2nd

Workshop: December 6th | 11am Student Union 318

Newsletter: Emailed December 6th SIGN UP HERE


Don't Freak Over Finals

December 9th - 13th | 9am-4pm Simmons Hall Lobby

Join us the week before finals for free snacks, quiet study space in Simmons and a variety of stress-relieving activities!


JANUARY 2020

Financial Wellness

“Balancing on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative to encourage financial wellness through monthly topics.

January's Topic: "Saving for Emergencies"

Webinar: Wednesday, January 15th @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released January 17th

Workshop: January 24th | 11am Student Union 318

Newsletter: Emailed January 31st SIGN UP HERE


FEBRUARY 2020

Financial Wellness

“Balancing on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative to encourage financial wellness through monthly topics.

February's Topic: "Finding an Affordable Place to Live"

Webinar: Wednesday, February 5th @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released February 10th

Workshop: February 21st | 11am Student Union 318

Newsletter: Emailed February 28th SIGN UP HERE


MARCH 2020

Financial Wellness

“Balancing on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative to encourage financial wellness through monthly topics.

March's Topic: "Understanding Your Spending Problem"

Webinar: Wednesday, March 4th @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released March 9th

Workshop: March 20th | 11am Student Union 318

Newsletter: Emailed March 31st SIGN UP HERE



APRIL 2020

Financial Wellness

“Balancing on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative to encourage financial wellness through monthly topics.

April's Topic: "Increasing Income"

Webinar: Wednesday, April 1st @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released April 6th

Workshop: April 17th | 11am Student Union 318

Newsletter: Emailed April 30th SIGN UP HERE



MAY 2020

Don't Freak Over Finals Week

Prep for finals and de-stress with ZipAssist at these events: Procrastination Station, DIY crafts, Adult Coloring, and more!


Senior Week

ZipAssist sponsors a few of the many celebratory programs for graduating students: Grad Cap Decorating, Textbook Drive & Trivia Tuesday.

Senior Week Programing