The skyline of Akron on a sunny day reveals university buildings, churches and a skyscraper.

Unlock Akron

Want to explore our great city and meet other first-year students before classes start?

2021 Unlock Akron events and signupUnlock Akron offers unique-to-Akron experiences, plus the chance to meet other new Zips before classes start and to get the lowdown on college life at UA from the current students who lead the activities.

This year we're offering two ways to participate: Unlock Akron and an exclusive Unlock Akron Downtown Tour. Both are described below.

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This year's programming has concluded! Thank you for your interest. Information regarding Unlock Akron 2022 will be available in March 2022!



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