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Visitor Information

Kent State University is ideally situated in Northeast Ohio. Located just six miles off I-76, our campus is easy to find and accessible from neighboring Akron/Canton and Cleveland airports. Kent State's 950 acre campus can also be reached by car, shuttle and public transportation.

As you plan your trip to Kent State, we hope you will take advantage of the many cultural, entertainment, and dining experiences available in Kent and surrounding areas. Be sure to check out the resources below to help you navigate your campus visit.

See you soon. We look forward to your visit.

Kent State Hotel

Akron Canton Airport

Airport Shuttle

Check these local airport websites for shuttle information:



  • Amtrak provides service across the country and has stations close to the Kent Campus in these cities: Cleveland, Alliance and Youngstown. 

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Parking on Janik Drive

Campus Maps

Parking on Campus

Parking on Campus

  • Parking permits are available from Parking Services in the Schwartz Center.
  • Parking meters are available, most of which accept credit cards.
  • Pay-N-Display permits are available for purchase. 
  • A visitor's pay lot is located at the Student Center.
  • Contact Parking Services at 330-672-4432 for  information on additional parking locations, permits and information.
Gallery one of the May 4 Visitors Center located at 101 Taylor Hall

May 4 Visitors Center

The May 4 Visitors Center is located in 147 Taylor Hall.  

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The Kent State University Museum on a bright summer day.


The Kent State University Museum contains important collections of fashion and decorative arts. Its eight galleries feature changing exhibitions of work by many of the world's great artists and designers.

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Kent State fans in the student section of the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center cheer on the team during a home win.


In 1920 the first Kent State University athletics team played. The sport was football. The “field band” was there and played in the stands. From then until now, the Kent State community brings that Golden Flashes pride to every game and every team that plays for Kent State.

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Kent Sculpture Walk

Sculpture Walk Along Kent State's Esplanade

Fifteen points of interest, featuring sculptures and gardens, appear along Kent State University's Esplanade, the pedestrian walkway through campus. Some of these were installed as a part of the Ohio Percent for Art Program.

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Michael Scwartz BuildingCampus Address:

Kent State University
800 E Summit St.
Kent, Ohio 44240