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#GivingROOvember is a special time at The University of Akron. This annual campaign, our version of the national #GivingTuesday initiative, brings together UA alumni, employees, and friends who can provide the University with the support it needs to help students.

Please give to an area at the University that is important to you or choose one of the following priorities. In all cases, 100 percent of your gift goes directly to your designation.

  • Scholarships – The Moving Forward Scholarship remains one of the best ways to help students reach graduation. Your gift provides financial relief that makes it possible for deserving students to stay enrolled, focus on their studies, and earn their degrees.
  • ZipAssist – From personal problems to academic issues to unexpected financial emergencies, ZipAssist provides critical support to at-risk students. Your gift funds one-time emergency grants that enable UA students – who have no other financial means – to stay in class and on a path to graduation.
  • Campus Cupboard – Food insecurity is a real issue for some UA students. Your gift will be used to purchase non-perishable food and personal hygiene items that fill three cupboards across campus. Students are permitted to take needed items at no charge.
  • Textbook Award – The cost of college textbooks continues to rise, forcing many students to get through a semester without a required book. That realization spurred a student group to establish this award, which uses your gifts to help deserving students buy the textbooks they need to complete their coursework.

This #GivingROOvember is also special because it coincides with UA’s 150th anniversary in 2020. To celebrate this milestone, please consider a gift of $150 or more. When you do, you’ll receive a sesquicentennial calendar for 2020 featuring Zippy.

Thank you!

Limit one calendar per donor for the duration of the #GivingROOvember campaign. To be eligible, gifts must be received by Development on or before Dec. 3, 2019.




- TEXT ROOvember to 41444.

- With our online donation form on this page.

- Call 330-972-8508, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

- For UA employees, consider a payroll deduction.