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NEW ROO WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Details about Saturday of New Roo Weekend will be available in August. However, you can expect Troop Meetings with your New Roo Weekend Leader, Involvement Breakout Sessions and Group Ice Breakers to get to know other students. You'll also hear from a First Year Speaker and learn more about UA with a Campus Scavenger Hunt. Top the day off with a chance to get to know your classmates and have fun in your new home as you Fall in Love with Akron!

    Sunday, August 21, 2022

    Details about Sunday of New Roo Weekend will be available in August, but you will have the opportunity to learn your class schedule with the help of a New Roo Weekend Leader during Class Schedule Tours. As well as the chance to talk with numerous student organizations during Roo Fest.


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    FAQs

    Please follow our health guidelines in regards to attending in-person as a participant. If you feel sick or unwell, please do not attend New Roo Weekend. Please also follow our guidelines and stay up to date on the return-to-campus web page in regards to any changes.

    No worries! The postcard was just a reminder, you can RSVP online when it is available!

    New Roo Weekend is an all-or-nothing event! When you RSVP, you are RSVPing for the entire experience, not just parts. New Roo Weekend is best attended by spending the whole weekend with your group and New Roo Weekend Leader. They'll miss you if you aren't at an event!

    From the north, taking I-77 S

    1. Follow I-77 south to exit 23B (Cuyahoga Falls), which is for Ohio 8 north.
    2. On Ohio 8 north, take the first exit (Exit 1A) for Carroll Street and Buchtel Avenue. 
    3. Turn left onto Carroll Street
    4. Turn left onto Goodkirk Street
    5. Turn right onto East Exchange Street
    6. The entrance to the South Campus Parking Deck (Lot 36) will be on the right, across the street from McDonalds. Signage stating New Roo Weekend Parking will be posted outside of the deck.

    From the north, taking Route 8 S

    1. Follow Ohio 8 south to Exit 1A, the Buchtel Avenue exit.
    2. Merge onto Goodkirk St. and turn right onto Buchtel Ave.
    3. Turn left on Spicer St. and the East Campus Parking Deck will be on the left.
    4. Signage stating New Roo Weekend Parking will be posted outside of the deck.

    From the south, taking I-77 N/Route 8 N

    1. Follow I-77 north. Take Exit 125A (Cuyahoga Falls) to Ohio 8 north.
    2. On Ohio 8 north, take the first exit (Exit 1A) for Carroll Street and Buchtel Avenue. 
    3. Go past Carroll Street. Turn left onto Buchtel Avenue.
    4. Turn left onto Spicer Street. The East Campus Parking Deck is to left.
    5. Signage stating New Roo Weekend Parking will be posted outside of the deck.

    From the west, taking I-76 E

    1. Follow I-76 east (I-77 south) to exit 23B (Cuyahoga Falls), which is for Ohio 8 north.
    2. On Ohio 8 north, take the first exit (Exit 1A) for Carroll Street and Buchtel Avenue. 
    3. Go past Carroll Street. Turn left onto Buchtel Avenue.
    4. Turn left on Spicer Street. The East Campus Parking Deck is to left.
    5. Signage stating New Roo Weekend Parking will be posted outside of the deck.

    From the east, taking I-76 W

    1. Follow I-76 west to Exit 23B to merge onto Ohio 8 north.
    2. On Ohio 8 north, take the first exit (Exit 1A) for Carroll Street and Buchtel Avenue. 
    3. Go past Carroll Street. Turn left onto Buchtel Avenue.
    4. Turn left onto Spicer Street. The East Campus Parking Deck is to left.
    5. Signage stating New Roo Weekend Parking will be posted outside of the deck.

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    That's unfortunate! We really think New Roo Weekend is the best way to start off your Akron Experience because of the opportunities you will have to connect with both campus and other students. We understand that you may have other commitments though. We would encourage you to visit the Weeks of Welcome website and try to attend a number of events happening the first week. Getting off to a great start and making connections is a key to success in college and if you cannot attend New Roo Weekend, we're hopeful you will find another way to get connected!

    No. Students will be expected to commute to and from campus as they would for class.

    No! New Roo Weekend builds upon your Orientation. We'll be sharing a lot of new information during New Roo Weekend and it is an opportunity to connect with everyone from your incoming class, not just the few you went through your Orientation day with.

    The weekend is exclusively for new students. But don't worry parents and guests — there will be hundreds of events in the months ahead that you can attend with your new student.

    New Roo Weekend is a rain or shine event! Some events occur outside and if the threat of weather impacts us, we will let you know of any venue location changes through your Troop Leaders and via Twitter, so make sure you follow us @NewRooWeekend. In in the event of severe weather forces us to cancel any event, we will also let you know.

    All incoming freshmen for the Fall of 2021 are eligible to attend New Roo Weekend! The event is exclusively for you as a new student to The University of Akron.
    Are you an incoming freshman from Fall 2020? Check out our New Roo Rewind events to help give you the experiences you missed out on!
    • Snacks - Lunch is provided on Saturday, but you may want something for in-between sessions!
    • Face Covering: If you are attending in-person, please bring a face covering for indoor sessions
    • In-person: Yourself! You don't need anything else :)

    Think of college as an investment, like buying a car. You had to learn how to drive a car, how to maintain it, how to get the most out of it. College is the same. At New Roo Weekend, we'll give you dozens of tips to help you get ahead. You'll meet new friends, faculty members and staff. Plus, you'll have some fun, too. You don't want to miss it!

    Stay up to date on Weeks of Welcome events and take a look at the hours of operation if you need to handle any last minute tasks!

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    First Year Speaker - Hoan Do

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    Hoan Do is an award winning inspirational speaker, author, and city finalist in NBC's hit show, American Ninja Warrior. Overcoming adversities in life has allowed Hoan to connect with others in a powerful way. Hoan travels the world sharing practical strategies to develop resilence and mental strength. Hoan has partnered with over 400 companies, organizations, and schools to positively impact over 250,000 professionals and students.

    You can find Hoan online.