Checklist for Incoming Graduate Students

  • Meet with your Graduate Adviser/Academic Department
  • UANet ID (university e-mail address allows you to register on the web) and password may be obtained in-person at the Bierce Library, Room 52C. You may also contact the Help Desk at 330-972-6888
  • Register for classes and pay bill. You may check your invoice through My Akron. There you can also find information on fee deadlines.
  • Zip Card (student identification card) can be obtained in Simmons Hall.
    Note: You MUST be registered for classes before you can obtain your Zip Card
  • Parking permit can be obtained in the Office of Parking Services
  • Buy books at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at the Student Union
  • International Students must visit the International Center and provide passport & immigration information. This is located in Buchtel Hall.
NOTE:  All changes to new student’s initial schedule must be approved by an advisor.

Types of registration

(You MUST be registered by the 14th day of classes)

  1. In person at Hezzleton E. Simmons Hall
  2. Internet Registration at (click on My Akron)
    • You will need both your UANet ID and password to register.
    • If you obtained your undergraduate degree at The University of Akron, and plan to register on-line, you will need to change your career from undergraduate to graduate. (see instructions below)
Changing Undergraduate/Graduate Career Online (for Registration)
  • Go to My Akron
  • Log on: UANet ID and Password
  • Click: Student Center
  • Click: User Preferences
  • Go to <Select your institution> and select <The University of Akron>
  • Go to <Select your Academic Center> and select <Graduate>
  • Click: Save

Important Phone Numbers

Bierce Library 330-972-7234
Cashier's Office     330-972-7214
Financial Aid 330-972-7032
Graduate School 330-972-7663
Parking 330-972-7213
Payroll 330-972-7205
Registrar 330-972-7844
Student Union 330-972-4636