Zips100 helps students experience Akron


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Zips100 is making a return! Featuring a carefully curated list of 100 exciting activities and must-visit places, Zips100 is designed to elevate the UA experience. This list is a combination of on-campus and Downtown Akron opportunities, taking advantage of the unique setting of UA as an urban campus with downtown just a stone's throw away.

Zips100 aims to enrich the college journey by encouraging student engagement and exploration of the diverse offerings in the Akron area. The list has a variety of things to do – from solo adventures to group outings, and it includes recommendations for things to see, food and drinks to try, all while catering to both those on a budget and those looking for free opportunities to create lasting memories.

The possibilities of things to do are endless, but the Zips100 list makes it easy for you to cross things off your UA bucket list. Whether it’s exploring the Towpath Trail, conquering the rock wall at the Rec Center or enjoying a fresh, warm pastry from Sweet Mary's Bakery, there’s something for everyone.

How do I complete this list and earn prizes? It’s simple, post on Facebook or Instagram and tag @uakron and use #ZIPS100. For each tag, you’ll be entered to win in the bi-monthly drawing.

At UA, we strive to create a sense of belonging, inspire personal growth and nurture a lifelong connection between students and their surrounding communities. Zips100 is just a piece of that puzzle, and a fun one at that! Join us in exploring, experiencing and creating memories with Zips100!

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