ADVANCE JumpStart New Student Orientation

The Office of Multicultural Development extends a special invitation to you as part of your New Roo Orientation experience. Join us for ADVANCE JumpStart New Student Orientation, an overnight on-campus excursion at The University of Akron.

What is ADVANCE?

ADVANCE JumpStart New Student Orientation is a program designed to acclimate diverse and historically underrepresented students to UA campus and culture. Participants interact with current UA students, mentors, faculty/staff and administrators who teach them how to recognize and address challenges typically encountered during the first-year experience.

What to expect and experience:

  • Come to campus a day before your New Roo Orientation for an overnight experience in one of UA’s residence halls.
  • Hang out on-campus with other diverse and historically underrepresented students and make friends before classes begin.
  • Learn important skills for success during your first year at UA.
  • Meet staff who will help you through your college experience.
  • Learn about Learning Communities offered by the Office of Multicultural Development that you can join to help you connect with other students taking the same classes.

Details & registration

  • No additional charges to participate.
  • Overnight stay and all meals included.
  • Spacing is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sign up for ADVANCE today


If you would like more information, please contact Autumn Frampton at or 330-972-8660.