Location and Hours | Kent State University

Location and Hours

The College of Aeronautics and Engineering is located in the Aeronautics and Technology Building (ATB), at 1400 Lefton Esplanade, directly across the street from Kent Presbyterian Church at 1456 E. Summit Street, Kent, Ohio. Walking on campus, we are across from Henderson Hall, between the Liquid Crystal and Material Sciences Building (on the east) and the Mathematical Sciences Building (on the west).

While classes are in session, the Aeronautics and Technology Building is generally open Monday-Thursday 7:15 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Friday 7:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. Our Summer building hours may differ. Exceptions are made for special events. The building is open during Spring Break with limited hours, but closed during Winter Break as the entire university is closed. Individual labs, facilities, and offices may keep their own hours and/or require special permission or scheduled visitation.

GPS/MAPPING ADDRESS: 1400 E. Summit Street, Kent, Ohio

Below are directions that take into account construction on Summit Street. Please review Summit Street construction news, announcements, etc. and adjust your plans accordingly. Please also check the City of Kent and ODOT for additional information not related to the university grounds.

Summit Street Improvement Project

From the North (Cleveland)

I-271

  • Take I-271-S to I-480-E, continue on I-480 E
  • I-480-E changes into OH-14 E (in the city of Streetsboro)
  • Turn right onto OH-43 S
  • Turn left onto OH-43/OH-59 E/Haymaker Parkway
  • Continue on OH-59, turning slightly right onto OH-59/E Main Street
  • Turn right onto Horning Road, which then curves to the left, you will see a sign that indicates Loop Road is that direction
  • Turn right onto Loop Road
  • Turn right onto Summit Street

For prospective students and families, proceed through the traffic circle to Visitor Parking on the right. Summit is under construction but the Visitor Parking Lot is open.

For those attending Advisory Board or specialty meetings with a reserved parking permit:

  • At the traffic circle, proceed 1/4 around onto Johnston Drive
  • Park in the R-8 parking lot (second lot on the left)
  • Pick up your reserved parking pass in 127 Aeronautics and Technology Building

I-77/I-71

  • Take I-77/I-71 S to I-80 E to exit 187 (Streetsboro)
  • Proceed onto OH-14 E to OH-43 S
  • Turn right onto OH-43 S
  • Turn left onto OH-43/OH-59 E/Haymaker Parkway
  • Continue on OH-59, turning slightly right onto OH-59/E Main Street
  • Turn right onto Horning Road, which then curves to the left, you will see a sign that indicates Loop Road is that direction
  • Turn right onto Loop Road
  • Turn right onto Summit Street

For prospective students and families, proceed through the traffic circle to Visitor Parking on the right. Summit is under construction but the Visitor Parking Lot is open.

For those attending Advisory Board or specialty meetings with a reserved parking permit:

  • At the traffic circle, proceed 1/4 around onto Johnston Drive
  • Park in the R-8 parking lot (second lot on the left)
  • Pick up your reserved parking pass in 127 Aeronautics and Technology Building

From the South (Canton/Columbus)

I-77/I-71

  • Take 77-N to I-76-E
  • Take the Kent/Hartville exit 33 (Route 43)
  • Turn left onto Route 43-N
  • Turn right onto Route 261-E
  • Turn left onto Summit Street

For prospective students and families, proceed through the traffic circle to Visitor Parking on the right. Summit is under construction but the Visitor Parking Lot is open.

For those attending Advisory Board or specialty meetings with a reserved parking permit:

  • At the traffic circle, proceed 1/4 around onto Johnston Drive
  • Park in the R-8 parking lot (second lot on the left)
  • Pick up your reserved parking pass in 127 Aeronautics and Technology Building

From the West (Toledo)

I-80

  • Take I-80-E to exit 187 (Streetsboro)
  • Exit at 187 and merge onto Route 14-E
  • Turn right onto OH-43 S
  • Turn left onto OH-43/OH-59 E/Haymaker Parkway
  • Continue on OH-59, turning slightly right onto OH-59/E Main Street
  • Turn right onto Horning Road, which then curves to the left, you will see a sign that indicates Loop Road is that direction
  • Turn right onto Loop Road
  • Turn right onto Summit Street
  • For prospective students and families, proceed through the traffic circle to Visitor Parking on the right. Summit is under construction but the Visitor Parking Lot is open.

    For those attending Advisory Board or specialty meetings with a reserved parking permit:

  • At the traffic circle, proceed 1/4 around onto Johnston Drive
  • Park in the R-8 parking lot (second lot on the left)
  • Pick up your reserved parking pass in 127 Aeronautics and Technology Building

From the East (Youngstown)

I-76

  • Take I-76 to the Kent/Hartville exit 33 (Route 43)
  • Exit at 33 and turn right onto OH-43 N
  • Turn right onto OH-261 E
  • Turn left onto Summit Street
  • For prospective students and families, proceed through the traffic circle to Visitor Parking on the right. Summit is under construction but the Visitor Parking Lot is open.

    For those attending Advisory Board or specialty meetings with a reserved parking permit:

  • At the traffic circle, proceed 1/4 around onto Johnston Drive
  • Park in the R-8 parking lot (second lot on the left)
  • Pick up your reserved parking pass in 127 Aeronautics and Technology Building