Aug. 25-26, 2018
NRW Troop Meetings - 9:00 am to 10 am
Involvement Breakout Session - 10:15 am to 10:45 am
Large group icebreakers - 10:50 am to 11:10 am
First Year Speaker: Jon Vroman - 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
Fall in love with Akron - 12:45 pm to 3:00 pm
Go Downtown with Downtown Akron Partnership - 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
NRW Troop Meetings - 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
Roo Fest - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Class schedule tours - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
While New Roo Weekend is a two-day event on Saturday and Sunday, there's a few other things you may want to check out over the course of the week.
No worries! The postcard was just a reminder, you can RSVP up until at uakron.edu/weekend/rsvp!
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!
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!
Updated summer 2017 | These directions have been modified to accommodate construction on I-77/I-76.
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 Week 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 Advising and Registration program. 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 Advising and Registration 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 2018 are eligible to attend New Roo Weekend! The event is exclusively for you as a new student to The University of Akron.
Click the Roo Paw above to access. Save the PDF file to your phone for access during New Roo Weekend.
Jon Vroman is an international speaker who has been twice voted "Campus Speaker of The Year" and author of Living College Life In The Front Row. His mission is to encourage individuals to find and develop their unique talents so that they will make the biggest impact within their campus and community.
Jon operates by five core values:
In 2005, Jon founded the charitable organization Front Row Foundation, which was recently featured on NBC’s Today Show. The charity has raised over $1,000,000 to help children and adults braving life-threatening illnesses have a front row experience at the concert or sporting event of their dreams. On a personal note, Jon lives in New Jersey with his wife and kids.
You can find Jon at FrontRowFactor.com.