2017 Student Organizations Institute

Core Competencies: Leadership, Planning, Student Learning
June 19 – June 22, 2017
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Transportation and Lodging

Lodging

South Hall is a six-floor coed residence hall that houses 530 guests in shared single and double occupancy rooms. Each room style has its own in-suite bathroom. Summer conference staff employees manage the desk for supervision and guidance. This facility is less than three years old. A linen package will be provided for guests, but we suggest that guests bring additional pillows or blankets to their personal standard as needed. 

Amenities

  • Standard two-person bedrooms as well as shared-single bedrooms
  • Each room has one twin XL bed, a desk with chair, and a wardrobe and dresser per person
  • Elevator access, laundry facilities, air conditioning, cable, and wireless internet
  • Bathroom & shower is located within each suite/room 

Travel and Transportation

Airport

There are two airports within an hour of the University of Akron campus.

Akron Canton Airport (CAK) is about an 18-minute drive to the University of Akron.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is about an 50-minute drive to the University of Akron campus.

 

Driving

From the North, Taking I-77 

Follow I-77 south to the Wolf Ledges/Grant Street exit. Turn left at the first light, onto Wolf Ledges, or left at the second light onto Grant Street. Both roads lead to Exchange Street on the south edge of campus.

From the North, Taking Route 8

Exit at Buchtel Avenue. Turn right. The East Campus Parking Deck is right there, on the south side of Buchtel Avenue (enter from Spicer Street).

From the South, Taking I-77/Route 8

Follow he University of Akron exit off Route 8 marked Buchtel Avenue/Carroll Street.

If you are going to Rhodes Arena, turn left on to Carroll Street. The East Campus Parking Deck will be on your right. It is an excellent place to park if you are going to Rhodes Arena or any building on the east side of campus.
If you are going to the campus center, go past Carroll Street and turn left at the next street, Buchtel Avenue. Visitor parking is available on Buchtel Avenue, just past College Street.

From the West, Taking I-76

Follow I-76 eastbound and exit onto Wolf Ledges/Grant Street. Turn left at the first light onto Wolf Ledges, or left at the second light onto Grant Street. Both roads lead to Exchange Street on the south edge of campus.

From the East, Taking I-76

From the East, follow I-76 west into Akron. Exit to Route 8 north. The first exit off Route 8 is Buchtel/Carroll. Turn left at Carroll to reach campus.

Updated March 6, 2017