Bus Services

  • Free regular bus services or PARTA is available Monday through Saturday in Kent City as well as in and around the university. This service will be FREE to you with your Kent State Identification card (FLASHcard). See how you can get your FLASHcard.
  • With prior scheduling you can also order cars for delivery in the Portage County area.  During Orientation Week we will have more information available to you about these more personalized services.

Car Services

  • Uber To access Uber you will need to download the app on your smart phone and request Uber service via the app.
  • Lyft also need to be requested via Lyft app.

Car Rentals

*You need an Ohio driver's license to drive a car. See a brief information about how to get you driver's license in the "Driving Rules" tab on this page and learn more
from Ohio BMV.

Kent State University has an agreement with Enterprise Car Rental, and they have agreed to give you the discounts for anyone associated with Kent State University on short term leases at the airport or on monthly leases for the duration of your stay.  Please call Enterprise directly for more information on lease amounts.

Contact information:
Christopher Felker
Kent State University contact person and Branch Manager
330-677-4447

Car Purchase

*You need an Ohio driver's license to drive a car. See a brief information about how to get you driver's license in the "Driving Rules" tab on this page and learn more
from Ohio BMV.

Car dealers in Kent/Stow

Car dealers in Streetsboro

Parking on Campus

To park your car at the university's parking lots, you will need to have a parking permit. You will get a parking ticket if you park on campus without a parking permit!  To purchase a parking permit, visit Parking and Transit Services