Homecoming
& Family Weekend

Oct. 11-13

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Homecoming 2019

Homecoming & Family Weekend

Oct. 11-13

Homecoming

Tradition. Pride. Spirit. Homecoming is one of UA’s longest running traditions. Don't miss a week of celebrating what it means to be “Forever a Zip.”

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Schedule of events

Whether you “Wild n Zips” at EJ, or “Cook Out” with us on Coleman Common, check out the events going on around campus during Homecoming.

What's planned
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UA5K

Do what moves you! Run a 5k, walk a mile, or race virtually. No matter how you and your family choose to participate, Zippy will be proud!

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Tailgate

Before the big game, join us at the Official Homecoming Tailgate from noon to 3 p.m. in the lot immediately east of the stadium.

Tailgate details
Office Decorating Contest

Homecoming game

See the Zips play Kent for the Wagon Wheel at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Use code BEATKENT19 for reserved seats starting at $10 and a free Akron "ROOzie."

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A mother and daughter at UA's Family Weekend

Family Weekend

Paint a pumpkin, make a tie-dye shirt, explore Akron's history, experience esports and more during Family Weekend, which coincides with Homecoming Weekend.

Family Weekend
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History of the Wagon Wheel

According to legend, the "Wagon Wheel" trophy traces its beginnings to 1870 when Akron industrialist John R. Buchtel set out for the town of Kent in search of a site to establish a college.

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