Based on the governor’s statewide address on Nov. 11 and the growing number of cases of COVID-19 among members of the campus community and within the county, The University of Akron will move to remote instruction effective Monday, Nov. 16. This includes lecture courses currently offered in face-to-face and hybrid formats, lab courses, and in-person exams and tests.
Students in field placements, clinicals and student teaching assignments should continue to follow site-specific protocols.
Critical research continues with reduced capacity in labs already in effect.
These changes include the Wayne and Medina campuses.
“We have put the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff at the forefront of every decision and, given the circumstances and the governor’s message, we believe it is in the best interest of our campus community to move to fully online instruction sooner than originally planned,” says Dr. John Wiencek, executive vice president and provost.
The operational changes that began on Monday, Nov. 9, remain in effect. They include:
What stays the same:
The University will continue to monitor conditions and keep in close communication with Summit County Public Health. The dynamic phases of the operation plan for campus is in concert with the Ohio Public Health orders and other specific operation requirements established by the state, the Responsible Ohio Protocols and higher education national governing bodies.