Visitor and Other Parking
Visitors to the Kent Campus can choose one of the following convenient parking options:
- Park at a parking meter. Rates are posted on each meter. Most meters accept credit cards.
- Purchase a permit from a Pay-N-Display machine located within the Ice Arena lot, the Student Recreation and Wellness center lot and the C-Campus Center lot.
- Park at the Student Center visitor’s pay lot. There is no charge after 6 p.m. on Fridays and on weekends.
- Purchase a “One Day Only” permit from Parking Services.
- Visitors to a residence hall can obtain a free “after 4 p.m.” permit from any area desk. It is valid in any “C” lot between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. and all day on weekends, or
- Purchase an Evening Visitor parking permit to keep in the car. This permit costs $25 per semester, and is valid in any “C” lot between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. and all day on weekends.
University Health Services Visitor and Patient Parking: Visitors and patients who have scheduled appointments at University Health Services may park in the R6 Health Services parking lot. If a parking ticket is received during the visit, please take it to the University Health Services receptionist.
Students who are taking a test at the Office of Student Accessibility Services must park in their assigned parking lot. Students may also park in the Ice Arena lot after purchasing a temporary parking permit from the Pay-n-Display machine located there. You may not park in the Health Center parking lot while taking a test. Students with a Kent State disability parking permit may park in the dedicated disabled parking spaces located in the Health Services parking lot.
Academic Department Visitors: Visitors to academic departments may obtain a visitor's permit from the department's secretary. Call the department prior to your visit for parking instructions.
Human Resource Services and Solutions: HRSS is located on Baumgardner Circle off Midway Drive, which is off St. Rt. 59. Visitor parking is located next to the building. Visitors must register their license plate number and sign the visitor's log at the receptionist’s desk.
Ice Arena and Ice Hockey: Non-permit holders may purchase a temporary permit from the Pay-N-Display machine located in the parking lot outside the Ice Arena. Permits are not required from 6 p.m. Friday through 11 p.m. Sunday.
Information Services: Information Services is located in Stewart Hall off Loop Road. Visitor parking is located in front of the building. Visitors must register their license plate number and sign the visitor's log at the receptionist’s desk.
Kent Student Center Visitors: Visitor parking is available for $6/max per visit (no charge after 6 p.m. Friday and on weekends) at the Kent Student Center Visitor lot located in front of the Student Center on Summit Street. There are also meters located in various lots around the Student Center for your use. The Kent Student Center is host to a variety of businesses which include casual dining, an internet café, banking and the University bookstore. Some conference, workshop and events held at the Student Center have pre-arranged parking. Contact your event coordinator for details.
Kent State University Museum Visitors: The museum is located at the corner of State Route 59 and Lincoln Street. Visitor parking spaces are located adjacent to the building in the R1 Rockwell parking lot. Visitors must register their vehicle license plate number and sign the visitor's log upon entrance to the museum.
May 4th Memorial: Parking meters are located in and around the Taylor Hall parking lot located off Midway Drive.
Office of the University Architect: OUA is located in Suite 101, Harbourt Hall, 615 Loop Road. Visitor parking is located next to the building. Visitors must register their license plate number and sign the visitor's log at the receptionist’s desk.
Schwartz Center Visitors: Visitors to the Schwartz Center can obtain a temporary permit by stopping at the booth located in the R-12 parking lot. Some of the more highly visited offices include:
- Adult and Veteran’s Services
- Bursar's Office
- Career Services
- Financial Aid
- Parking Services
- Registrar's Office
Portage Hike & Bike Trail: Visitors to Kent State's Portage Hike and Bike Trail connector will enjoy protected woods, wetlands and prairie remnants that offer beautiful scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities. Kent State University has reserved free 4-hour parking in the Summit East lot and at Dix Stadium for those persons using the trail.
Procurement: Procurement is located in room 330 Harbourt Hall, 615 Loop Rd, Visitor parking is located next to the building. Visitors must register their license plate number and sign the visitor's at the receptionist’s desk.
Student Recreation and Wellness Center: Non-permit holders may purchase a temporary permit from the Pay-N-Display machine located in the lot outside the SRWC. Permits are not required from 6 p.m. Friday through 11 p.m. Sunday.
Visitors with Disabilities: Disability parking spaces are located in most every lot on campus. Please view the Campus Map for specific locations.