Join the celebration as UA honors its 150-year history, recognizes its present success, and looks to a bright future.


Celebrating 150 Years

On 10.10.20, thousands of UA Alumni and friends around the world joined in virtual celebration to commemorate The University of Akron's 150th Anniversary. Take a look at some of the evening's entertainment, video messages, and reactions on social media.


Our Exclusive Docu-series

From igniting the lamp of learning in 1870 to Hilltop traditions, Akron Historian Dave Lieberth (UA ‘69, LAW ‘77) takes viewers through a lesson in UA history.



Honoring 150 years of our people, our place and our promises.


Hail We Akron!

The book created to celebrate The University of Akron's sesquicentennial, Hail We Akron!: The Third Fifty Years of The University of Akron, 1970 to 2020, is now available for pre-order.

A celebratory collection rather than a chronicle, Hail We Akron! gathers memories, impressions and opinions of alumni, friends, stakeholders and donors about Akron’s hometown college since its achievement of state status.

Edited by Mark Auburn, Hail We Akron! is a collaboration between dozens of Zips, Archival Services of University Libraries, The University of Akron Press and The Myers School of Art's designxnine student design studio.

Pre-order now for November delivery, and use code ZIPPY to save 30%.

Join the celebration as UA honors its 150-year history, recognizes its present success, and looks to a bright future.



The Founding and Flourishing of The University of Akron

This exhibition was curated by Archival Services of University Libraries in commemoration of The University of Akron's Sesquicentennial.


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Planning team

Celebrating this moment in our history requires contributions from across campus and the community. We thank the following individuals for their time and creativity.

Mark Auburn
Roland Bauer
Anne Bruno
Theresa Carter
Kim Cole
Celeste Cook 
Mary Cooke
Thad Doyle
Tonia Ferrell
Vic Fleischer
Suzie Graham

Dave Harris
Wayne Hill
Halle Jones Capers
Kevin Kern
Willy Kollman
Bill Kraus
Bob Kropff
John LaGuardia
Jolene Lane
David Lieberth
Robin Lombardi

Ted Mallo
John Messina
Jon Miller
Matt Newhouse
Dave Nypaver
Linda Saliga
Candace Smith
Sarah Steidl
Harvey Sterns
Diane Vukovich
Anoo Vyas