UA services available over the holidays

This page describes the University services that will be available:

  • while the University is closed Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014,
  • when UA reopens at 8 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 until spring semester 2014 classes begin Monday, Jan. 13.

Important University Dates

Dec. 23 - Jan. 1 Most University offices closed
Jan. 13 First day of spring semester | Spring tuition is due - learn more
Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (University closed)
Jan. 21 Last day to add regular session classes for spring semester without signatures (in person and online)
Jan. 27 Last day to drop regular session classes for spring semester without "WD" on transcript
Feb. 18 President's Day observance (University open, no classes)
March 24 - 30 Spring break
May 5 - 11 Final examination period for spring semester
May 9 - 11 Spring Commencement

Registration & Grades

The Office of the University Registrar will be closed Dec. 23 - Jan. 1. 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 17. Grade rosters will not be available after this deadline.
  • End-of-term processing will not be completed until Friday, Dec. 20. As a result, students' online GPAs for fall may change due to repeated courses.
  • Transcripts requiring fall 2013 grades will be processed beginning Friday, Dec. 20.
  • 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. 2-15, you may want to provide a second, self-addressed, stamped envelope for the Dec. 20 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. 23 through Jan. 1.

For students who registered for spring classes, the tuition-payment deadline is Jan. 13. 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. 13 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. 3.

Residence Halls

Students may move into the residence halls for spring semester beginning at noon on Friday, Jan. 10. Classes will resume Monday, Jan. 13.

The first meal served at Rob’s Café will be breakfast starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 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. 23 - Jan. 1. Should an emergency arise, call 330-972-7123 to contact the staff member on call.

Roo Express

The Roo Express will operate all normal routes through Saturday, Dec. 14. Only the Weekend Circulator route will run on Sunday, Dec. 15. There will be no routes running to Dave's Supermarket or Highland Square on Dec. 15. 

All Roo Express shuttle service ends for the holiday break at midnight on Sunday, Dec. 15. 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. 10, with the published spring semester routes.

University Libraries

Bierce Library, the Science and Technology Library (Auburn Science and Engineering Center), and Archival Services (Polsky Building) will be closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1, the period when the University is closed.

Student Recreation & Wellness Center

The steam line repair is progressing but due to the large scope of the project, we are still unable to confirm a re-opening date for the Rec Center. The building will remain closed until a re-opening date can be confirmed in January.

Additional details are listed on the Rec Center website.

Student Union & Bookstore

With the exception of the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, the Student Union will be closed Dec. 21-Jan. 1. 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. 16, 2013, through Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014:

Monday, Dec. 16 through Thursday, Dec. 19 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Jan. 1 Closed
Thursday, Jan. 2 and Friday, Jan. 3 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 5 Closed
Monday, Jan. 6 through Saturday, Jan. 111 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 12 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

The bookstore will be open:

  • Dec. 16-19, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
  • Dec. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Friday)
  • Dec. 23, 26, 27, 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Carroll Street entrance only)
  • Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Carroll Street entrance only)

The first week in January, the bookstore will be open:

  • Jan. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Jan. 5, closed
  • Jan. 6-9, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 12, noon to 5 p.m.

PNC Bank will be open hours of the union, except for Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 when UA is closed. Beginning Jan. 2, 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.

The Barnes & Noble in Polsky will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 20-22; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 23; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 27-30.
The building may be accessed through the High Street entrance during this time.

Beginning Jan. 4, the Barnes & Noble in Polsky will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.

Zip Support Center

The Zip Support Center will be closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 1. 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. 21 through Jan. 1. If you have a computer being serviced by Computer Repair Services and it is ready for pick up, please pick it up by Friday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m. Otherwise, you will not be able to pick it up until after Jan. 1.

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


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

The women's team will play:

  • Rochester College at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20.
  • Youngstown State at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 29.
  • Ball State at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4
  • Central Michigan at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9

The men's team will play:

  • Bethune-Cookman at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14.
  • Oral Roberts at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16.
  • Detroit at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18.
  • Coppin State at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31.
  • Marshall at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2.

Schedules and ticket information can be found at

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