Looking Ahead: A New Academic Way

In June 2012, the Board of Trustees accepted an enhanced master guide plan developed by Sasaki Associates of Boston that includes an academic “main street” for campus.

This “Academic Way” promotes academic interaction across disciplines, a focal point for the student experience and an opportunity to make it easier to move about campus and the surrounding community. The proposal outlines a new, pedestrian-based “spine” connecting the campus to downtown Akron, with an efficient, low-impact people mover traveling a one-mile route from the East Campus Parking Deck by Route 8 to the West Campus Deck on Broadway Street.