Can students have cars at Kent State? Is a car necessary for the campus?

If a student wishes to bring his or car to the university, a parking permit must be purchased, and student must follow the parking rules and regulations enforced by our Parking Services Department. Freshman residence hall students who have earned less than 30 hours may only apply for a freshman commuter parking lot permit located at the Dix Stadium. Please see the Kent Campus parking map for more details. PARTA Bus Service is used to transport students to campus every 8-12 minutes. On-site security is provided 24 hours/day, 7 days/week at the stadium location.

Other transportation options include free bicycle rentals and car rentals.