If you have applied to The University of Akron, but have not received your admission, please visit The Office of Admissions.

If you have been admitted and have not yet confirmed your enrollment, please visit the Accepted Students' page for your next steps.

New Student Orientation: Adults

The adult orientation process is all about flexibility. The program is designed to help you complete orientation steps around your schedule. 


Step 1: Make travel plans for your College Orientation & Information Night (COIN) Program

Print out the valid parking permit included in your email and place it on the dashboard of your vehicle. This pass is valid for any commuter designated lot or deck. Visit the travel information page for more information.


Step 2: Verify your major

Ensure the major listed in your confirmation Email is correct. If it is incorrect, please fill out the change of major form.


Step 3: Attend COIN

COIN is the first of a two-part comprehensive orientation program. COIN will introduce you to UA and outline the processes, procedures, and services you need to know to become a successful student at UA.


Step 4: Complete placement testing

Most adult students need to complete placement testing. You will have the option to complete your tests during COIN, or you can complete them on your own time, around your own schedule. View placement testing information.


Step 5: Complete your advising appointment & register for classes

Your academic advisor will contact you for an advising appointment after your placement testing is completed. Your advisor will introduce you to your program, explain your test scores and how they fit into your academic plan, address any questions you may have, and help you schedule your first semester of classes.


Step 6: Get your Zip Card

You can get your Zip Card anytime after you register for classes. See Zip Card Office locations and hours of operation for more information.

Summer Check List


Pay your bill

Your bill is due in early August! Make sure you log onto My Akron to pay it by the due date.


Purchase textbooks & request your parking permit

Make sure you get your textbooks and request your parking permit. You can do both through your My Akron account when available!


Download the UA Mobile App

Make sure you download the UA Mobile App before the start of classes!

New Student Orientation

The University of Akron

Office of New Student Orientation

Simmons Hall 201

Akron, OH 44325-4716

Phone: 330-972-2622

Text: 330-574-6553

Fax: 330-972-5278