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!
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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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!
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.
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!
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