Visitors to campus

Whether this is your first visit to campus or you’re making a return trip, we ask you to help keep our community safe.

The University of Akron has implemented policies and procedures to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our students, faculty and staff. We ask that you abide by our policies and practices. If you have questions about how to meet those practices, contact us before your arrival.

Contractors and other professional visitors

We ask that you visit campus only if you have been invited, you are under contract or you have a scheduled appointment. Guidelines:

  • Before arriving on campus, you should complete a personal wellness check. If you feel ill or have a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, please reschedule your visit.
  • Face coverings are required while on campus. You may be asked to leave should you refuse to wear one.
  • In-person meetings should take place at a distance of no less than 6 feet apart from each other. If you are meeting with a group, group sizes must be within current State of Ohio guidelines.
  • We ask that you practice good hygiene while on campus including frequently washing your hands and using the available hand sanitizing stations.  

Families or guests of students

If you are a family member or guest of a current student and plan to meet with your student on campus, we ask that you complete a personal wellness check prior to your arrival. More guidelines:

  • If you feel ill, or have a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, please reschedule your visit.
  • Face coverings are required while on campus. You may be asked to leave should you refuse to wear one.
  • We also ask that while on campus, please practice good hygiene to include frequently washing your hands and using the available hand sanitizing stations.  
  • To keep our residence halls safe and assure accountability, once students have moved into a residence, they will not be permitted to have non-resident guests in their rooms. We encourage you to meet your Zip at one of the many communal places on campus or the surrounding area.

Fans of Zips athletics

We are working with the NCAA, the Mid-American Conference and other governing bodies to ensure that we hold our athletic events in the safest manner possible. When those guidelines are finalized, we will post them here.

Future students

We will soon restart our on-campus visits, all while taking great care to ensure the safety of our guests and our student guides. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

University Libraries

Guidelines for visitors to the library:

  • Patrons are asked to complete a wellness check prior to arrival.
  • If you feel ill, or have a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, please do not use the library.
  • Facial coverings are a requirement while on campus and you may be asked to leave if you choose not to wear one.
  • We ask that you practice good hygiene while on campus including frequently washing your hands and using the available hand sanitizing stations.
  • You should not meet in group sizes that conflict with State of Ohio guidelines.
  • The library has been carefully rearranged to insure social distancing. Please do not move furniture, desks or chairs with without permission.

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