November 2015 Parents & Family Newsletter

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In this issue:
  • UA services for Thanksgiving break
  • Residence Hall services for Thanksgiving break
  • Register for spring classes; how your student can save thousands
  • Billing for spring semester
  • Final exam schedule
  • Be a part of the PFA Board

UA services for Thanksgiving break

The University closes at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, and will remain closed Nov. 26-29. Fall 2015 classes and university offices resume their normal schedules and hours on Monday, Nov. 30.

Residence hall tips and services for Thanksgiving break

Residence Halls will remain open during break. The service desk at each building will have limited staffing.
  • See campus dining offerings during the break
  • Roo Express availability:
    • Wednesday, Nov. 25 - All routes will run until 6:30 p.m. No Roo Express service after 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 26 - No Roo Express service.
    • Friday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 28 - Rob's Holiday Route only from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 29 - Rob's Holiday route from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Dave’s Supermarket from 3 - 7 p.m.

Register for spring classes; how your student can save thousands

Class registration for spring 2016 has begun. Students can view their assigned enrollment appointment day and time in My Akron Student Center. Before students leave campus for a well-deserved winter break, make sure they have scheduled their spring 2016 classes, and have signed up for at least 15/16 credit hours, if possible.

Taking 15/16 hours a semester in fall and spring will help them graduate on time, with less debt and join the workforce sooner. Students can save thousands by getting FIT, or "Finishing In Time." See the video and how much can be saved.

Billing for spring semester

The due date (to have made the payment in full or to sign up for the payment plan) for the spring 2016 semester is Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

Information about the FAFSA and financial aid disbursement for spring will be in the December newsletter.

Final exam schedule

Final exams are scheduled for Dec. 14-20.

Exams are almost always scheduled for a different time and location than the normal class meeting. Students should follow these steps to get their exam schedule, or ask their instructors when they return from Thanksgiving break.

Be a part of the PFA Board

We are looking for dedicated parent volunteers who would like to serve on the Parents & Family Association (PFA) Board.

  • Assisting with hosting events throughout the year for UA parents
  • Engaging with other parents in person and through the Parents and Family Association Facebook page to foster connections and help build partnerships with the University
  • Represent the parent perspective on the Akron Experience

If you would like more information or are interested in serving on the Board, please contact Cassie Verardi at or 330-972-6467