AT UA, most students take courses Monday through Thursday, leaving Friday dedicated to hands-on, real-world experience.
This innovative schedule – unique among universities in the area – condenses, but does not change, the weekly course load for most students. It provides more opportunity for real-world learning each Friday, helping you prepare for your career.
What will you do on Five Star Fridays?
Health and wellness
“QUALITY LEARNING AND STUDENT SUCCESS are the primary focuses of Five-Star Fridays. The program is consistent with workplace flexibility trends, and based on my conversations with industry, our students should be even more attractive in the workplace both during school and after graduation if they take advantage of Five-Star Fridays.”
Dr. John C. Green, Interim President, The University of Akron
The new Akron Guarantee Scholarship not only guarantees the yearly renewal of your scholarship so long as you are in good academic standing, but the award increases in size after you have earned 30, 60 and 90 credits.
Want to earn a scholarship for gaming? We're forming a varsity team that will compete against other universities in League of Legends, Hearthstone and more. We also need players for our club teams – and we’re looking for students who can build equipment, broadcast games, design uniforms and work as personal trainers. Learn more.
You have to see Akron! Learn about academic programs, financial aid and scholarships, and housing options during one of our special visit days throughout the year. Or schedule a small-group tour of campus weekdays or on select Saturdays. Learn more.