Phone - 330-972-5500
Off Campus Student Services (OCSS) is a resource center and an administrative office dedicated to helping commuter and off-campus students. OCSS is located in the Student Union, near the commuter lounge. Students may stop in for assistance during posted hours or by phone.
With Student Recreation & Wellness Services, there is so much to explore! Their mission is to serve and engage all students to learn, develop and succeed through innovative recreation and wellness opportunities that encourage healthy and balanced lifestyles. The department includes the following: 1) Club Sports, 2) Aquatics, 3) Intramurals, 4) Outdoor Adventure Center, 5) Fitness & Wellness.
SRWS are comprised of two facilities:
The Department of Residence Life and Housing is administratively responsible for managing the University's student housing program. The University provides reasonably priced, clean, convenient and secure residence hall facilities. In addition, the residence hall program is committed to providing a meaningful living/learning environment which directly supports the education, social and personal development of each student. The Department of Residence Life and Housing supervises and manages 12 on-campus residence hall facilities accommodating approximately 3,200 students. Students are encouraged to apply for residence hall accommodations as soon as possible.
Freshman Residential Policy Requirement
The University of Akron is committed to providing a learning environment supportive of its academic mission and complementary to its academic programs. The University acknowledges that national studies find that first-year freshman uniquely benefit from a residence hall experience. Social integration and access to faculty, staff and institutional resources are enhanced through an on-campus residential experience. The University considered and accepted findings that living on-campus positively influences academic persistence and success, including degree completion. For all these reasons, all first-year freshman students at The University of Akron are required to reside in University residence halls for the duration of their freshman academic year at the University as long as space is available. Upon admission to the University, all first-year freshman students will be required to make application for residence in University housing and will be assigned and assessed appropriate room and board fees, so long as space is available and/or unless the student is subject to one of the exemptions below.
Exemptions to the Freshman Residential Policy include:
Students seeking exemption from the Freshman Residential Policy should contact the Department of Residence Life and Housing to request the Freshman Residential Requirement Policy and Exemption Procedures and Petition packet, or can visit the Resident Life and Housing web site and download the necessary forms.
Residence hall room and board rates for 2013-2014 are listed below. All rates quoted are for the full academic year (vacation periods excluded).
|Residence Hall||Cost/Academic Year|
|Orr, Spanton (double)||$6,622|
|Ritchie (single), Sisler McFawn (single), Quaker Square, Bulger (suites), Spanton (suites)||$6,956|
|Honors (double), Spicer (double/triple), South (double)||$7,412|
|Honors, Exchange Street, Spicer, South (single)||$8,908|
|Exchange Street (apartment)||$9,308|
All residence hall students must have a dining plan, except residents of Townhouses and Exchange Street Apartments where kitchen facilities are available. Non-resident students, staff and faculty may also purchase a dining plan at any Zip Card Office location. All dining plans are valid for one semester only. The University ID Card, "The Zip Card," is activated as a debit card.
|Resident Freshmen Dining Plans||Cost/Semester||Cost/Academic Year|
Traditional Dining Plans
Rob's Dining Plan
|Flex Dining Plans*||Cost/Semester||Cost/Academic Year|
|Blue Dining Plan|
|$300 in My Dining Dollars + 7 meals per week||$1,396||$2,792|
|Gold Dining Plan|
|$750 in My Dining Dollars + 10 meals per week||$2,120||$4,240|
* Not available to freshmen living on campus
|Non-Resident Plans**||Cost/Semester||Cost/Academic Year|
|Light Blue Dining Plan|
|$250 in My Dining Dollars + 3 meals per week at any on-campus dining operation (excludes national brands)||$660||$1,320|
|Any Five Plan|
|$100 in My Dining Dollars + 5 meals per week at any on-campus dining operation (excludes national brands)||$660||$1,320|
** Available only to student living off-campus, residents of the Exchange Street Apartments with kitchens, residents of the Townhouses, faculty and staff
Rates are as of fall 2013
Student Judicial Affairs is the department that receives and reviews referrals that allege violations of the University's Code of Student Conduct. The University of Akron has the responsibility to protect the rights, health and safety of our academic community and to ensure that the members of our community may pursue their educational goals without undue interference. The development and enforcement of standards of conduct for students is an educational endeavor, which fosters students' personal and social development. Students are expected to abide by applicable federal, state and local laws and may be held accountable for any violations in which they are involved.
Phone – 330-972-7866
The Department of Student Life is committed to building community through collaborative learning experiences for students that provide them with the opportunity to engage, serve and lead. Student Life encompasses 1) Student Union, 2) Center for Service and Leadership, 3) Zips Programming Network, 4) Civic Engagement, 5) Leadership Programs, 6) All Campus Programming, and 7) Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Phone - 330-972-7002
Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is the representative governing body for undergraduate students. USG provides services and forums to address students needs, participates in University governance and determines funding allocations for recognized and registered undergraduate organizations.