The Buchtelite

Fewer headed to UA?

Applications – Prospective students who have filled out an application to attend UA. 

Admittance – Prospective students who have the proper requirements, and have been offered admittance to UA. 

Confirmations – Prospective students who have paid the $145 online admissions fee, and confirmed their intent to enroll at UA.

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 1, 2016

Freshman applications to UA were down 6 percent in mid-January from the same time last year, as the number of admitted students who had confirmed their intent to enroll in fall 2016 were down 32 percent, University data show. These numbers, updated every week, provide only a snapshot of how the annual...

Freshmen recount first semester of college

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

January 25, 2016

Think back to when you first started out in college. What are some of the things you remember? Dorms? Rob’s Dining Hall? New Roo Weekend? With their first semester out of the way and their second just begun, a few freshmen students were interviewed last week about their college experience so far. K...

Freshmen weigh in on success coaches

Lauren Walter, a student success coach, works in her office in Simmons Hall.

By Spencer Skolnick and Grant Morgan

October 5, 2015

Student success coaches, whose services began this semester on UA’s campus, are purported to provide freshmen with resources and knowledge to help them succeed during and after college. The coaches are employees of Trust Navigator, a private company hired over summer by the University to provide a...

How Not to Drop Out

How Not to Drop Out

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

September 2, 2014

The transition into college is tough for just about everyone, but there is help everywhere to ensure your academic career proceeds and you don’t drop out. As a freshman, you have probably heard you don’t have to attend all of your classes or that professors don’t take attendance. This is false....

New Roo Weekend

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

September 2, 2014

When New Roo Weekend started, the majority of incoming freshmen probably had no idea how much The University of Akron had to offer. Events were held all over campus during the weekend of move in week to make their first steps into college easier. It started with group exercises that helped the in...

Freshmen faux pas to avoid

September 13, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff Each fall semester brings with it a new herd of freshmen. The telltale signs of “fresh meat” are apparent all over campus. It is sentimental to think back to your first day on campus. For some it was many years ago. The winds of time have aged these upperclassmen and made them wi...