This fall, we are planning in-person classes, labs, events and more. Here are the details:
May 25, 2021
Dear members of the UA community,
I’m excited to announce updates to our campus operational plans, based on changes to state and federal health and safety guidelines.
These changes will allow us to resume virtually all of the in-person events and activities that make UA the thriving and engaging campus our students know and enjoy.
As previously announced, fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear face coverings outdoors while on UA campuses. According to CDC guidance, masks are required where people await, board or disembark public transportation, including campus Roo Express shuttle stops, regardless of vaccination status.
Signage will be updated across UA campuses to reflect the following changes that are effective June 2:
As for this fall, I am pleased to be able to share the following:
While we respect the individual choices of every Zip, we strongly encourage our community to roll up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccination.
Fall 2021 will be an exciting time on campus at The University of Akron. If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to get registered for fall classes. If you would like assistance, please contact your academic advisor (listed in My Akron) or ZipAssist.
Campus administrators and the COVID-19 Response Team will continue to evaluate our pandemic response and keep you updated.
Our UA community is resilient and determined. The pandemic has challenged us creatively and collaboratively. Zips Rise Together and I would like to thank our faculty, students, contract professionals and staff for all that has been accomplished during the last year.
Gary L. Miller
The University of Akron
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for students, faculty and staff are available on campus from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 4, in the Honors Complex, Honors Common Room, Room 098. No appointment is necessary.
Please bring your Zip Card, state I.D. and private insurance card if available. The vaccines are provided in collaboration with Klein's Pharmacy.
While we respect the individual choices of every Zip, we strongly encourage our community to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. Locate a vaccination site.
Roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated. Being fully vaccinated creates a safer campus. For fall 2021, individuals with an on-campus presence who have not been fully vaccinated will be included in random mandatory COVID-19 testing.
In addition to protecting yourself and others, being vaccinated also:
If you’ve already received the COVID-19 vaccination, get a free t-shirt by uploading your vaccine record to Med+Proctor. Instructions can be found here. Shirts can be claimed by showing your confirmation email to the Administration Desk of the Department of Student Life (Student Union 130) during regular business hours.
Several recommendations are in discussion related to in-person events, classroom capacity and fall operations. In addition, University faculty and staff will soon receive communication from Human Resources regarding campus operations and employee expectations. Our focus continues to be centered on the health and safety of our campus community.
Testing, symptomatic and random
For those who have been vaccinated, policy and guidance
Student health on campus
ZipAssist: Hub for student support and assistance
Campus Cupboard: Providing students in periodic need with access to the basic necessities of daily living.
Help-A-Zip: Help for students struggling with academics, mental health, finances or adjustment to college
Student services: Student Union, bookstore, parking and more