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Posted August 31, 2021

UA Wayne College Campus hosting two COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The University of Akron Wayne College Campus located in Orrville, Ohio will be hosting two temporary pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics available to everyone in September. These vaccination clinics will be located in our Student Life Building on campus and is open to the public as well as students, faculty and staff. The vaccination clinics will be managed by The Wayne County Health Department and The Viola Startzman Clinic.


What do I bring with me to get the vaccine?
Anyone wanting to receive a COVID-19 vaccine should bring their state driver’s license or ID card and your insurance card, plus your COVID-19 vaccination card, if you have already received one dose of a vaccine. As a reminder when coming to our campus, The University of Akron requires everyone – regardless of vaccination status – to wear a mask/face covering in indoor public areas.


1st COVID-19 vaccine clinic

  • Thursday, September 2 from 10am – 1pm
    The Wayne County Health Department will be offering and administering the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna vaccines, as supplies last.

  • Thursday, September 23 from 12pm – 3pm
    The Wayne County Health Department will be offering a follow up clinic and administer boosters to anyone who received the Pfizer vaccine.

2nd COVID-19 vaccine clinic

  • Thursday, September 9 from 4pm – 7pm
    The Viola Startzman Clinic will be offering and administering the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines.

  • Thursday, September 30 from 4pm – 7pm
    The Viola Startzman Clinic will be offering a follow up clinic and again be administering the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines.


For all UA students, faculty and staff

An important reminder

  • The University of Akron requires that all members of our community — students, faculty and staff — be fully vaccinated by December 13, 2021, and provide proof of that vaccination history.

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given full approval of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer for individuals 16 and older.

Report your vaccination status

  • Those who have been fully vaccinated and have uploaded their information into Med+Proctor will be exempt from testing.

  • Med+Proctor and privacy
  • We are partnering with Med+Proctor to securely collect the vaccination status of students and employees. Med+Proctor is a confidential record-storage site that automates the immunization-verification process for universities.

  • Access to the form submission and Med+Proctor data is restricted to University healthcare professionals and trained employees. Your information will not be shared publicly or directly with instructors, supervisors or colleagues.

  • There is no charge to upload your information.

  • How to upload
    1. Log on to medproctor.com. First-time users will need to register for a new account. There is no charge.
    2. Upload your vaccine record.

For more details visit: uakron.edu/return-to-campus


Posted August 27, 2021

University of Akron Vaccination Requirement 

We require that all members of our community—students, faculty, contract professionals and staff—be fully vaccinated by December 13, 2021, and provide proof of that vaccination history.

Why this requirement?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given full approval of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer for individuals 16 and older. In its announcement, the FDA said “…this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product.”

After consultation with the leadership of our campus constituencies (University Council, Faculty Senate, Akron-AAUP, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Communications Workers of America (both the trades group and the Staff Bargaining Unit), Undergraduate Student Government, Graduate Student Government, and the Student Bar Association) and in order to continue our efforts to keep the campus community as healthy and safe as possible, the vaccine requirement was put in place.

Noncompliance

Students who are not vaccinated or do not have an exemption granted by the University will not be permitted to enroll for the spring semester.

Faculty, contract professionals and staff who are not vaccinated or do not have an exemption granted by the University will be subject to progressive discipline in keeping with University policy and collective bargaining agreements.

Those individuals who are not vaccinated or have not reported their vaccination status will be subject to up-to-weekly testing and required to wear a face mask at all times while indoors, even if University protocols change based on decreased risk of community spread.

Exemption

You may request an exemption of the vaccine requirement for medical reasons or for sincerely held religious beliefs or reasons of conscience.

Forms for students

Forms for faculty, contact professionals and staff

Questions?

The University has established a call center to field questions about the vaccination requirements. The call center will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays starting Monday, August 30, and can be reached at 855-308-9227.


Posted August 1, 2021

New COVID-19 guidelines for fall 

The University has changed its protocol to align with the CDC guidance and requires everyone – regardless of vaccination status – to wear a mask/face covering in indoor public areas (not private offices and residences) across all campuses effective Monday, August 9. This additional time will allow campus signage to be modified to reflect the change, communicate the change to our campus visitors and provide time for those already on campus to make the required adjustments, as we all work together to stop the spread before the counties reach high infection rates.

Masks/facial coverings continue to be required outdoors for unvaccinated individuals when they cannot maintain social distancing.  

The University will continue to monitor conditions and guidance from the CDC and the State of Ohio and adjust masking protocols as needed. Even if conditions improve and return to low or moderate levels of community spread and the University relaxes masking protocols, faculty and instructors may continue to require the wearing of masks or facial coverings in their individual classrooms. See additional information for faculty.

Read full details at: uakron.edu/return-to-campus


UA Wayne College Campus Buildings

Hours of Operation

  • For the Fall 2021 Semester
  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

The Zip Station

Located in the Student Life Building (SLB) Marketplace Café on the lower level.
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Regular Hours of Operation (Fall and Spring Semesters)

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

Special Hours

  • Holidays, Semester Breaks and Summer: Closed

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

The John Boyer Gymnasium and The Weight Room

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

Normal Gymnasium Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed
  • The John Boyer Gymnasium is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weight Room Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed
  • These are the available hours except when classes are being held in the Weight Room.

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

Hours of Operation

  • Fall 2021 Hours
  • In-Person services available
  • Monday – Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Services Available Virtually the following Saturdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Saturday, August 21
Saturday, August 28
Saturday, September 4
Saturday, October 9

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

Academic Advising and Testing Center

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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Regular Hours – During 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

Special Hours

  • Call the bookstore for special hours during the first week of classes
  • Shortened hours during Summer and School Breaks
  • Please call the Bookstore (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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Fall 2021 Hours

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

Holidays and Special Hours

  • Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021: 8:00am – 4:30pm (Veteran's Day)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021: 8:00am – 4:30pm (Veteran's Day)
  • Thursday, Nov. 25 - Friday, Nov. 26, 2021: CLOSED (Thanksgiving)

Important Links

Fall 2021 Examination Schedule

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

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