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 Fall 2021 Semester
  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 7:30am – 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

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

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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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

  • Week of December 13, 2021:
    • Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30 pm
  • Week of December 20, 2021:
    • CLOSED
  • Week of December. 27, 2021:
    • CLOSED
  • Week of January 3, 2022:
    • Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30 pm

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

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 330-684-8960 or by email at

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.

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

Important Links

Fall 2021 Examination Schedule

Critical Dates for Spring 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination clinics and policy


COVID-19 Dashboard


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