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Small-group, in-person campus tour and information sessions

With priority on safety, we have resumed limited in-person, daily campus tours and information sessions.

Have a question? Reach out to your friendly admissions counselor.

Safety guidelines for your visit

  • During these in-person visits, we will be hosting a maximum of 10 guests in each time slot. For each student that signs up, we will only allow one guest.
  • For everyone's safety, facial coverings are required to be worn by all visitors.
  • Campus tours will not include a residence hall tour (we do have excellent 360 videos and more on our Housing website!).
  • Anyone who has COVID symptoms or has come into contact with anyone with COVID in the last 14 days should not visit.
  • For those who are unable or are uncomfortable coming to campus, we will continue to host virtual information sessions. Sign up for one today.


Unless otherwise noted in your confirmation e-mail, please plan to arrive at the Office of Admissions located in Simmons Hall Room 109 for your campus visit. Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.

To better adhere to social distancing guidelines, at this time, tours will be limited to small groups, which may include members of multiple families. All visitors will be required to wear face coverings as well, so we ask you to bring one with you. If you do not have one, one will be provided.

On tour, everyone in the group will wear a face covering and will maintain a six-foot distance. After the tour, employees and visitors will be encouraged to wash their hands.

All information sessions will be conducted by an admissions counselor in a sanitized presentation room. After each information session, we will re-sanitize the room.

We are no longer able to provide refreshments due to COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide on-campus dining options at this time; however, you may order take-out from restaurants in the Akron area. Your tour guide will be happy to make recommendations.

No. We encourage you to take time prior to your visit to consider the state of your health and respond appropriately. We are dedicated to the health of our visitors and staff and ask that you refrain from visiting if you are exhibiting symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has been ill. You can cancel your visit through your confirmation email. We will work with you to reschedule once you are feeling healthy again.

At this time, we are not accepting walk-in visits. We are happy to work with you to schedule a visit through our website so we can ensure that all accommodations are in place for a safe and enjoyable visit.



Visit an academic department

To meet with someone in your intended academic area, please contact the department directly at least two weeks in advance to schedule your visit. Some academic departments offer information sessions and campus tours.

How to identify the best person to contact to set up a college visit:

  1. Visit the Academics & Majors area of our site.
  2. Look for the yellow "Major Search" box lower on the page.
  3. Search for your major and click through.
  4. On the landing page, the contact name is in the upper right.

If you have any problems, contact Admissions at

Planned visit events

Some colleges and departments hold visit events for students.


Learn about opportunites for transfer students to visit The University of Akron.

You may also schedule a personal appointment by calling toll-free 1-855-828-7267, local at 330-972-7009, or e-mailing

How to enroll as a transfer student

One-on-one campus visits

We would be happy to provide you a personalized campus tour and to meet with you and help match your education and life experiences to your future career.

Set up a personalized tour

To preserve public health, we have suspended group in-person visits until further notice.

You can make a reservation today for a 30-minute admissions presentation and virtual campus tour. These virtual programs are designed for high school classes and college-access programs.

Schedule a virtual special group appointment


The University of Akron
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Simmons Hall 109 (Map)
Akron, OH 44325-2001

Phone: 330-972-7100

Toll-free: 1-800-655-4884

Fax: 330-972-7022

Website: Undergraduate Admissions

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