New Student Orientation

Welcome, Future Zips!

We open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist new students/families with orientation and preparing for fall. 

If you have not confirmed your enrollment to UA, please visit the Accepted Students' page for your next steps. If you have confirmed your enrollment or are a current UA student, navigate through the options below!

What are you looking most forward to this fall?


Select your new-student type

Click on your population to find out what your next steps are as a confirmed student at UA!

 Freshmen Orientation: Launch your New Roo Experience

Transfer Orientation

College Credit Plus Orientation

Adult Orientation

 Military Service Member & Veteran Orientation

International Student Orientation


For current Zips

Meet our leaders and office staff or find opportunities to get involved with our office as an Orientation Leader or New Roo Weekend Leader!

New Student Orientation Leaders

New Roo Weekend Leaders 

New Student Orientation Staff

New Student Orientation Team

Join Our Team


Your Akron Experience

Find information about our programming, including New Roo Weekend and our exclusive freshmen experience Akron Experience!

New Roo Weekend

Unlock Akron

Weeks of Welcome



Keys to help you succeed

As you become an Official Zip, use these helpful resources prior to classes starting to help you succeed!

Know the Code of Student Conduct

Zip Assist: Help with finances, academics and more.

Help-A-Zip, for students having personal or academic difficulties.

Learning Communities

Student Organizations

Additional information


Family and friends play a vital role in helping students succeed. Be part of the college experience from the start by joining your student at orientation.

Find out more


Office of New Student Orientation

The University of Akron

Simmons Hall 201 See on map

Akron, OH 44325-4716

Phone: 330-972-2622

Fax: 330-972-5278



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