What is New Student Orientation and how does that work?

Learn about New Student Orientation by visiting their website.

What is a major?

A major is a collection of credit hours in a specific field, such as business administration or interior design.

What is a “credit hour”?

A credit hour refers to how many hours per week a student spends in class. For example, a typical course is three credit hours. Therefore, a student would spend three hours in a particular class per week.

What services are available for off-campus students?

Visit the Office of Off-Campus Student Services website for information about the commuter lounge, off-campus housing assistance, buying an Akron Metro RTA pass and more.

Where do I go to buy a parking permit?

What is the schedule of the campus shuttle?

The Roo Express Shuttle schedule varies.  Visit Parking Services for current routes and schedules.

Where do I get information regarding campus closings?

If you have questions on whether class and activities are being held during harsh weather, call 330-972-SNOW. You are also encouraged to opt-in to our emergency text messaging system. Standard rates may apply.

What can I use my Zip Card for?

Check out the Zip Card Office website.

Where the bookstore and what are their hours?

The Barnes & Noble Bookstore has two locations, one on the first floor of the Student Union and one on the third floor of the Polsky building. For more information you can visit the website or call 330-972-7624.

Where is the library and how can I get more information on its services?

Visit the University Libraries website.

Where else can I study?

The Student Union has various comfortable areas to study on its three floors, plus there is Starbucks and the Commuter Lounge. Also, academic buildings have various lounges set aside for students. Some colleges/departments may also have computers for students in their programs.

How do I find my way around campus; is there a map?

Visit the interactive map online.

How do I find out about campus events?

Visit The University of Akron calendar or the UA Events website. Check your e-mail for the weekly Zipmail too.

I have more questions, who can I ask?

Adult Focus and Admissions are always here to help.