Events & Programming

Simmons Hall

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 events below or are looking to get involved, call 330-972-7272 or email uazipassist@uakron.edu.

Please note: Due to current circumstances events are subject to change. We will be following all health and safety guidelines.


JULY 2020

Parent and Family Association Webinar Series: Residence Life & Housing

July 30 | 5:30 p.m.
Register here

The Parent and Family Association invites you join us live online for our webinar series. Hear from various content experts throughout UA regarding information to help you stay informed and further support your Zip!

Recordings will also be sent out through the PFA newsletter, sign-up here


AUGUST 2020

UA Photo Competition

August 24 - 28

Show us what you love about The University of Akron! Take a picture of your favorite spot on campus, best place to eat, your study spot, etc. then send it to bel5@uakron.edu. After all entries are gathered, there will be a chance to vote for your favorite picture.


SEPTEMBER 2020

Balancing on a Budget Webinar Series: Cutting Costs at Home

September 2| Noon
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Join the ZipAssist team to learn more about various financial topics that affect college students. Students will hear tips and tricks that will help them proactively manage their money well! The recorded version of each webinar will be viewable online 48 hours following the live session.


Virtual Cooking Class

September 8 | TBD
Registration to come

What’s for dinner? If you are always on the go, you might not have dinner planned. Join us for our virtual cooking class to get some ideas for some amazing and quick meals! Grab an apron and get ready to make your life on the go a little tastier.


Parent and Family Association Webinar Series: Staying Connected ft. Student Life

September 10 | Noon
Register here

The Parent and Family Association invites you join us live online for our webinar series. Hear from various content experts throughout UA regarding information to help you stay informed and further support your Zip!

Recordings will also be sent out through the PFA newsletter, sign-up here


OCTOBER 2020

Trivia Night

October 6 | 6 p.m.
Registration to come

Does social distancing have you itching for some fun with friends? Join us for some amazingly awesome Akron trivia. All you need is a phone or computer to join in the fun. The winner will receive a super secret awesome prize. More details to come!


Balancing on a Budget Webinar Series: Avoiding and Reducing Debt

October 7 | Noon
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Join the ZipAssist team to learn more about various financial topics that affect college students. Students will hear tips and tricks that will help them proactively manage their money well! The recorded version of each webinar will be viewable online 48 hours following the live session.


Parent and Family Association Webinar Series: Paying for Next Year ft. Financial Aid

October 8 | 5:30 p.m.
Register here

The Parent and Family Association invites you join us live online for our webinar series. Hear from various content experts throughout UA regarding information to help you stay informed and further support your Zip!

Recordings will also be sent out through the PFA newsletter, sign-up here


Family Weekend

October 16-18 | Various times & locations

The University of Akron is excited to invite you to attend Family Weekend 2020, 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 2020


Homecoming Activities

October 16-18 | Various times & locations

Join in on UA homecoming festivities

Homecoming Activities


FAFSA Friday

October 30 | Appointment Only

Join campus experts from The Office of Student Financial Aid for one-on-one assistance with filing your 2021-22 FAFSA. Come back soon to schedule a virtual appointment time.


NOVEMBER 2020

Balancing on a Budget Webinar Series: Giving Generously When You Don't Have Much

November 4 | Noon
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Join the ZipAssist team to learn more about various financial topics that affect college students. Students will hear tips and tricks that will help them proactively manage their money well! The recorded version of each webinar will be viewable online 48 hours following the live session.


Parent and Family Association Webinar Series: Registration & Enrollment ft. Exploratory Advising

November 5 | Noon
Register here

The Parent and Family Association invites you join us live online for our webinar series. Hear from various content experts throughout UA regarding information to help you stay informed and further support your Zip!

Recordings will also be sent out through the PFA newsletter, sign-up here


FASFA Friday

November 6 | Appointment Only

Join campus experts from The Office of Student Financial Aid for one-on-one assistance with filing your 2021-22 FAFSA. Come back soon to schedule a virtual appointment time.


Commuter Service Project

November 7 | TBD

Our time on campus together is quickly coming to an end before classes are moved online following Thanksgiving break. Let’s come together and see how we can give back to the amazing community of Akron. This unique Saturday event will give us a chance to pay it forward. We rise together.


FASFA Friday

November 13 | Appointment Only

Join campus experts from The Office of Student Financial Aid for one-on-one assistance with filing your 2021-22 FAFSA. Come back soon to schedule a virtual appointment time.


FASFA Friday

November 20 | Appointment Only

Join campus experts from The Office of Student Financial Aid for one-on-one assistance with filing your 2021-22 FAFSA. Come back soon to schedule a virtual appointment time.


DECEMBER 2020

Balancing on a Budget Webinar Series: Facing Your Financial Fears

December 2 | Noon
Register here

Join the ZipAssist team to learn more about various financial topics that affect college students. Students will hear tips and tricks that will help them proactively manage their money well! The recorded version of each webinar will be viewable online 48 hours following the live session.


Parent and Family Association Webinar Series: Staying on Track ft. ZipAssist

December 3 | 5:30 p.m.
Register here

The Parent and Family Association invites you join us live online for our webinar series. Hear from various content experts throughout UA regarding information to help you stay informed and further support your Zip!

Recordings will also be sent out through the PFA newsletter, sign-up here