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.


SEE PAST EVENTS & PROGRAMMING | September - October

SEPTEMBER 2018

Calm Before the Storm

September 4th | 11:30am-1:30pm Student Union Trapezoid Lounge 

Relax with various support offices from campus while also hearing about their resources. Offices that are participating include ZipAssist, The Office of Accessibility, The Rape Crisis Center, Dean of Students Office, Student Health Services, and The Counseling & Testing Center. Each office will have relaxing crafts and activities for students. 


Financial Wellness

“Ballin’ on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative launching in the fall of 2018 to encourage financial wellness through monthly topics.

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

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

Challenge: Released September 10th

Workshop: September 21st | 10am Simmons Hall Auditorium

Newsletter: Emailed September 26th SIGN UP HERE


Commuter Mingle - "EAT MORE HOLE FOODS"

September 12th | 9:30-11:30am Simmons Hall Lobby 

Connect to campus by stopping by for a donut on your way to class, and grab some info about available resources! We'll have free giveaways as well!


Breaking Grad

September 18th | 11am Student Union 310

Ready to graduate? Learn how to read your Degree Progress Report (DPR) and ensure you’re on track!


Parent Family Association Webinar: Handling Homesickness

September 19th | 6:30-7:30pm

A staff member from UA's Counseling & Testing Center will be speaking about tips for handling homesickness and how family members can best support their students. Register HERE.


Commuter Mingle - Car Kits & Trail Mix

September 27th | 1:30-5pm Simmons Hall Lobby 

Stop by Simmons Hall to make a car kit, trail mix, key chains, and air fresheners. First 5 attendees get a gift card! 


OCTOBER 2018

Financial Wellness

“Ballin’ on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative launching in the fall of 2018 to encourage financial responsibility through monthly topics.

October's Topic: "Saving for Emergencies"

Webinar: Wednesday, October 3rd @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released October 8th

Workshop: October 19th | 10am Student Union 321

Newsletter: Emailed October 26th SIGN UP HERE


Parent Family Association Webinar: Paying For Next Year

October 4th | 6:30-7:30pm

Start planning ahead for the 2019-20 academic year. Join staff members from UA's Office of Student Financial Aid and talk about the FAFSA and other financial aid resources. Register HERE.


Family Weekend

October 5-7th | Various times & locations

The University of Akron is excited to invite you to attend Family Weekend 2018, 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 2018


Homecoming Activities

October 6th | Various times & locations

Join in on UA homecoming festivities

Homecoming Activities


Breaking Grad

October 12th | 11am Student Union 321

October 16th | 11am Student Union 321

Ready to graduate? Learn how to read your Degree Progress Report (DPR) and ensure you’re on track!


FASFA Fridays

October 12th, 19th, 26th | 11am-1pm Simmons Hall Lobby

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


Sophomore Celebration Week

October 22nd-26th  | Various times & locations

Calling all sophomores! Join ZipAssist for a week of celebratory and educational opportunities tailored specifically to you: Resource Fair, Experiential Learning fair, Halfway There Celebration & Breakfast of Champions.

Sophomore Celebration Week


Commuter Mingle - "Fall Fest"

October 25th  | 3-6pm Simmons Hall Lobby

Come have fun painting pumpkins, making carmel apples, and playing minute-to-win-it games.


Spring Enrollment Initiatives

We want YOU to return to campus next semester…don’t miss the opportunity for one-stop assistance at our registration roundup events!  Show us your new schedule, and we'll give you FREE stuff!  Ask for assistance, register for classes on-site, or pay off your balance, and we’ll give you FREE stuff! It’s as easy as that!  Keep an eye on our social media and poster across campus for updates on where & when.

@UAzipassist


NOVEMBER 2018

FASFA Fridays

November 2nd, 9th, 16th | 11am-1pm Simmons Hall Lobby

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


Breaking Grad

November 2nd | 11am Student Union 310

November 15th | 6pm Student Union 316

Ready to graduate? Learn how to read your Degree Progress Report (DPR) and ensure you’re on track!


Financial Wellness

“Ballin’ on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative launching in the fall of 2018 to encourage financial responsibility through monthly topics.

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

Webinar: Wednesday, November 7th @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released November 12th

Workshop: November 16th | 10am Student Union 321

Newsletter: Emailed November 30th SIGN UP HERE


Housing Fair (Off-Campus Living)

November 14 & 15th | 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.


DECEMBER 2018

Financial Wellness

“Ballin’ on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative launching in the fall of 2018 to encourage financial responsibility through monthly topics.

December's Topic: "Holiday Spending & Saving"

Webinar: Monday, December 3rd @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released December 3rd

Workshop: December 7th | 10am Student Union 321

Newsletter: Emailed December 21st SIGN UP HERE


Don't Freak Over Finals

December 10th - 14th | 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 2019

Financial Wellness

“Ballin’ on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative launching in the fall of 2018 to encourage financial responsibility through monthly topics.

January's Topic: "Affording Textbooks"

Webinar: Wednesday, January 16th @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released January 18th

Workshop: January 25th | 10am Student Union 321

Newsletter: Emailed January 31st SIGN UP HERE


FEBRUARY 2019

FASFA Fridays

February 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.


Financial Wellness

“Ballin’ on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative launching in the fall of 2018 to encourage financial responsibility through monthly topics.

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

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

Challenge: Released February 11th

Workshop: February 22nd | 10am Student Union 321

Newsletter: Emailed February 28th SIGN UP HERE


First-Year February

Calling all Freshmen! A Week's worth of events tailored specifically for you! Keep an eye on our website for more information.


MARCH 2019

Financial Wellness

“Ballin’ on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative launching in the fall of 2018 to encourage financial responsibility through monthly topics.

March's Topic: "Establishing Credit"

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

Challenge: Released March 11th

Workshop: March 15th | 10am Student Union 321

Newsletter: Emailed March 29th SIGN UP HERE


Housing Fair (Off-Campus Living)

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


Junior Week

March 4-8th | Various times & locations

Calling all Juniors! A week's worth of programming tailored specifically to you! Keep an eye on our site for updated information.


APRIL 2019

Financial Wellness

“Ballin’ on a Budget” is a campus-wide initiative launching in the fall of 2018 to encourage financial responsibility through monthly topics.

April's Topic: "Avoiding the Spending Leak"

Webinar: Wednesday, April 3rd @ 12pm REGISTER HERE (Recorded version will be viewable online 48 hours following)

Challenge: Released April 8th

Workshop: April 19th | 10am Student Union 321

Newsletter: Emailed April 30th SIGN UP HERE


Fall Enrollment Initiatives

We want YOU to return to campus next semester…don’t miss the opportunity for one-stop assistance at our registration roundup events!  Show us your new schedule, and we'll give you FREE stuff!  Ask for assistance, register for classes on-site, or pay off your balance, and we’ll give you FREE stuff! It’s as easy as that!  Keep an eye on our social media and poster across campus for updates on where & when.

@UAzipassist


MAY 2019

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