New Student Orientation

A University of Akron Zip using her hands to make the letter ZWelcome, Future Zips! We look forward to meeting you in person when it’s safe to do so.

The Office of New Student Orientation will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm to assist new students/families with orientation and preparing for fall. NSO will continue to hold virtual office hours for those students/families who wish to access services remotely. Students/parents who have questions about their orientation, advising, or the upcoming semester are encouraged to contact the Office of New Student Orientation by emailing or calling 330-972-2622.

We will send information by email soon about your online orientation and advising program. And when it is deemed safe for us all to be on campus, we will host an in-person event to help you get familiar with campus. We look forward to that day!

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!

New freshmen at orientation with Zippy

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

 Transfer Orientation

 Adult Orientation

 Military Service Member & Veteran Orientation

 College Credit Plus Orientation

 International Student Orientation

Current student New Student Orientation leaders

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

New students at stadium

Your Akron Experience

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

 New Roo Weekend

 Akron Adventures

 Unlock Akron

 Weeks of Welcome


New students outside on campus

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

 Student Success Center

 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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