UA services available over the holidays

This page describes the University services that will be available:

  • while the University is closed Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015,
  • when UA reopens Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 until spring semester 2015 classes begin Monday, Jan. 12.

Important University Dates

Dec. 25 - Jan. 4 Most University offices closed
Jan. 12 First day of spring semester | Spring tuition is due - learn more
Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (University closed)
Jan. 20 Last day to add regular session classes for spring semester without signatures (in person and online)
Jan. 26 Last day to drop regular session classes for spring semester without "WD" on transcript
Feb. 17 President's Day observance (University open, no classes)
March 23 - 29 Spring break
May 4 - 10 Final examination period for spring semester
May 8 - 10 Spring Commencement

Registration & Grades

The Office of the University Registrar will be closed Dec. 25 - Jan. 4. All My Akron functions — including registration, viewing of grades and accessing financial information — will be available online during that period.

  • The deadline for submitting all grades is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16. Grade rosters will not be available after this deadline.
  • End-of-term processing will not be completed until Friday, Dec. 19. As a result, students' online GPAs for fall may change due to repeated courses.
  • Transcripts requiring fall 2014 grades will be processed beginning Friday, Dec. 19.
  • Information on other University Registrar's Office services may be found at the Office of the University Registrar website.

Pay for Student Employees

Students: If you worked during pay period Dec. 1-12, you may want to provide a second, self-addressed, stamped envelope for the Dec. 19 paycheck. If you have direct deposit, you can view your deposit in My Akron. 

Student Accounts/Bursar & Financial Aid

The Office of Student Accounts and the Office of Student Financial Aid will be closed Dec. 25 through Jan. 4.

For students who registered for spring classes, the tuition-payment deadline is Jan. 12. Additional information is here.

Students should refer to My Akron, Student Center, “Finances”; from here you can view your account, make a payment or sign up for the payment plan. Registration after Jan. 12 is due same day of registration. Students may be subject to late-payment fees and the prospect of being dropped from their classes if payment is not paid by their due date.

Students are encouraged to plan ahead and not wait until the last day to complete financial aid paperwork or to make required payments or payment arrangements. The financial aid disbursement date is scheduled for Jan. 2.

Residence Halls

Residence Halls will close for winter break on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. Swipe access to halls will be temporarily suspended until spring semester. Residents may move into the residence halls for spring semester beginning at noon on Friday, Jan. 9. Classes will resume Monday, Jan. 12.

The first meal served at Rob’s Café will be breakfast starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, and close at 6 p.m. Sunday hours are noon-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.

The Department of Residence Life and Housing will be closed Dec. 25 - Jan. 4. There will be limited residence hall staff available during this staff. Should an emergency arise, call 330-972-7123 to contact the staff member on call.

Dining Services hours

Dining locations and hours of operation over break. See the details.

Roo Express

The Roo Express will operate all normal routes through Saturday, Dec. 13. Only the Holiday route will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2014. There will be no routes running to Dave's Supermarket on Dec. 14, 2014.

December 14, 2014 Holiday Route: Wait times approximately 12 minutes

  • Quaker (Mill Street)
  • Main & State
  • Main & Exchange
  • 22 Exchange
  • 401 Lofts
  • Depot
  • Creamery
  • Edge
  • Spicer Hall
  • Fir Hill
  • Rob's Café

All Roo Express shuttle service ends for the holiday break at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Only buses reserved for special events will be running during the holiday break ‹ these buses will not be available to the general campus community.

Roo Express operations will return to normal on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 with the published spring semester routes. If you have any questions, please contact the Parking and Transportation Services office at 330-972-7123.

University Libraries

Bierce Library, the Science and Technology Library (Auburn Science and Engineering Center), and Archival Services (Polsky Building) will be closed from Dec. 25 through Jan. 4, the period when the University is closed.

Student Recreation & Wellness Center

Please visit the Rec Center website for Holiday hours.

Student Union & Bookstore

With the exception of the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, the Student Union will be closed Dec. 25-Jan. 4. Those who wish to visit Barnes & Noble should enter the building through the Carroll Street entrance, near the bookstore. All other entrances to the building will be locked.

The Student Union will be open the following hours during the winter break starting on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, through Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015:

Monday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 19 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20 and Sunday, Dec. 21 Closed
Monday, Dec. 22 and Tuesday, Dec. 23 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 24 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 4 Closed
Monday, Jan. 5 through Saturday, Jan. 10 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 11 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.

The bookstore will be open:

  • Dec. 15-18, 22, 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 19, 29, 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 25-28, closed

Until the first day of class on Jan. 12, the bookstore will be open:

  • Jan. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 5-8, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Jan. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 11, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
PNC Bank will be open hours of the union, except for Dec. 25 through Jan. 4 when UA is closed. Beginning Jan. 5, the bank will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. PNC Bank is open Monday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tuesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday – Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m. CLOSED Saturday and Sunday.

Barnes & Noble in Polsky

Week of Dec. 14
M-Th 9-4; Fr 9-2; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Week Dec. 21
M-Tu 9-4; Wed 9-2; Closed Dec. 25 through Dec. 28

Week of Dec. 28
M-Tu 9-4; Wed 9-2; Closed Th; Fri 9-2

Week of Jan. 5
M-Tu 9-5; W-Th 9-6; Fri 9-5; Sa 10-2; Su 12-3

Week of Jan. 12 - First week of classes
Extended Hours: M-Tu 8:30-7; Wed-Th 8:30-6; Fri 8:30-5; Sa 10-2

Zip Support Center

The Zip Support Center will be closed Dec. 25 through Jan. 4. If you have  access to the internet, you may visit our self service site,  where there are many solutions to common problems.  You may also visit the Zip Support Center and click on the "Submit an Online Request" link at the bottom. After submitting your request, you may log into FootPrints with your UAnet ID and password to check the status of inquiry.  We will monitor the requests that are submitted to FootPrints.

If you do not have access to the Internet, you may leave a voice message at 330-972-6888. Employees from the support center will monitor this voice mailbox periodically during the week.

Computer Repair Services

Computer Repair Services will be closed Dec. 25 through Jan. 4. If you have a computer being serviced by Computer Repair Services and it is ready for pick up, please pick it up by Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 3 p.m. Otherwise, you will not be able to pick it up until after Jan. 5.

If you have questions, contact Computer Repair Services at ext. 7626 or

Shipping and Receiving holiday hours

Central Stores/Shipping and Receiving will be closed for the holiday break from Dec. 25 through Jan. 4. Any incoming items during this time should either be re-routed accordingly or picked-up at their FedEx/UPS locations.


The men's and women's basketball teams will play several games in Rhodes Arena over Winter Recess.

The women's team will play:

  • Ohio Christian at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20
  • Bowling Green at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7
  • Eastern Michigan at TBA, Saturday, Jan. 10

The men's team will play:

  • Bluffton at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20
  • Marshall at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30
  • Coppin State at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3
  • Western Michigan at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6
The Chima Athletics Ticket Office is closed when the University is closed; however, tickets can be purchased at the Rhodes Arena Ticket Office 90 minutes before tip-off or anytime online at

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