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Posted October 26, 2021

UA Vaccination Policy Update

Since The University of Akron’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement was put in place two months ago, good success has been achieved by the campus community to protect each other by becoming vaccinated. As of October 25, 2021, 70.3% of employees have verified that they have been fully vaccinated; 60.9% of students have verified their vaccination status. As health officials remind us, the virus is still prevalent and spreading, and even though case numbers have declined somewhat, being vaccinated is the most effective way of continuing progress and avoiding surges in infection rates. With all of that in mind, UA is adjusting its policies and procedures to continue efforts to have as many members of our community as possible become vaccinated. The main elements of those adjustments are as follows:

    • We will continue to require that all members of our community be fully vaccinated by December 13, 2021, and to provide proof of that vaccination history or have an approved exemption. The University is exploring an additional way to verify vaccination status and details will be announced shortly.
       
    • We will streamline the process for requesting an exemption from this vaccination requirement for matters of religious belief or reasons of conscience by removing the requirement that the request be notarized. A short statement using the streamlined exemption form outlining the reasons of religious belief or reasons of conscience for requesting the exemption is all that will be needed. Those requesting an exemption for medical reasons still will be required to submit a completed medical exemption form and supporting documentation from a licensed health care provider.
       
    • Those individuals who do not provide the required documentation or who request and receive an exemption will be subject to up-to-twice-weekly testing protocols, as will others, including some who are fully vaccinated and for whom there is reason to believe such testing is warranted. Those factors include, but are not limited to, an individual’s potential exposure to others who have tested positive and share facilities, density of congregate living environments, wastewater monitoring in the residence halls, multiple cases in a classroom, and activities with higher risk of close contact.
       
    • Current students will be allowed to register for spring semester classes. If they have not verified their vaccination status or received an exemption, the additional testing requirements will apply. Students who enroll for the first time for the upcoming spring semester will be subject to the same requirements.
       
    • The current indoor masking requirement will remain in place.

See additional details about these adjustments.


UA Wayne College Campus Buildings

Hours of Operation

    • For the Spring 2022 Semester
    • Monday – Thursday: 7:00am – 10:00pm
    • Friday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
    • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

      Office and Department Hours

      Business and Cashier's Office

      Located in Upper A-Wing inside the Main Classroom Building on campus.
      Phone: 330-684-8933

      Hours of Operation

      • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
      • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

      Student Services Center

      Located at the front entrance of the Main Classroom Building on campus.
      Phone: 330-684-8900
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      Hours of Operation

      • For the Spring 2022 Semester
      • In-Person services available
      • Monday – Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
      • Wednesday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
      • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

      The Student Services Center is available for virtual assistance on the following Saturdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

      • Saturday, January 8
      • Saturday, January 15
      • Saturday, January 22

      For assistance outside of these Student Services Center hours, please contact Sonya Wagner by email at sew30@uakron.edu.

      Academic Advising

      Hours of Operation

      • By appointment only
      • Please contact the Student Services Center at 330-684-8900.

      The Barnes & Noble Bookstore

      Located on the lower level inside the Student Life Building (SLB) on campus.
      Phone: 330-684-8920
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      Hours of Operation


       Regular Hours – During the Fall and Spring Semesters

      • Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
      • Friday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
      • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

      Summer Hours

      • Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
      • Friday – Sunday: Closed

      During Winter Break

      • Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
      • Friday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
      • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

      Special Hours

      • • Call the bookstore for special hours during the first week of classes.
      • • Shortened hours during the Summer and University Breaks.
      • • Please call the Bookstore at 330-684-8920 to confirm times.

      UA Wayne College Library

      Located in F-wing (in between A-Wing and C-Wing) inside the Main Classroom Building on campus.
      Phone: 330-684-8789
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      Spring 2022 Hours

      • Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 6:30pm
      • Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
      • Saturday– Sunday: Closed

      Summer 2022 Hours

      May 9 - June 3, 2022:

      • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
      • Saturday– Sunday: Closed
      • CLOSED: Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day)

      June 6 - August 12, 2022:

      • Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
      • Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
      • Saturday– Sunday: Closed
      • CLOSED: Monday, June 20th (Juneteenth Observed)
      • CLOSED: Monday, July 4th (Independence Day)

      August 15 - 19, 2022:

      • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
      • Saturday– Sunday: Closed

        The Smucker Learning and Testing Center

        Located in B-Wing of the Main Classroom Building on campus.
        Phone: 330-684-8960
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        Fall and Spring Semester Hours:

        • Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
        • Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
        • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

        Summer Hours:

        • Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
        • Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

        For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 330-684-8960 or by email at smuckerlearningcenter@uakron.edu.

        Technical Support Services

        Located in lower A-Wing inside the Main Classroom Building on campus.
        Phone: 330-684-8953
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        Hours of Operation

        • Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 8:00pm
        • Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
        • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

        John Boyer Gymnasium and the Weight Room

        The Weight Room is located on the upper level of the entrance to the John Boyer Gymnasium near E-Wing inside the Main Classroom Building on campus.

        Normal Gymnasium Hours

        • Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
        • Friday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
        • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

        Weight Room Hours

        • Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
        • Friday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
        • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

        The Zip Station

        Located in the Student Life Building (SLB) Marketplace Café on the lower level.
        Visit website

        Regular Hours of Operation (Fall and Spring Semesters)

        • Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
        • Friday – Sunday: Closed

        Special Hours

        • Any Holidays, Semester Breaks and Summer Break: Closed

        Important Links

        Spring 2022 Exam Schedule

        Critical Dates for Spring 2022

        COVID-19 Vaccination clinics and policy

        Help-A-Zip

        COVID-19 Dashboard


        Payments

        For campus safety measures, payments will not be accepted at the cashier’s window.

        Please make payments online or mail a check to:

        • The University of Akron
          Student Accounts
          P.O. Box 2260
          Akron, OH 44309-2260