Parking Services has been monitoring the usage of the parking lots on a daily basis to determine where there is open and available space. Permits are being awarded from the waitlist and additional permits for select lots are being made available for sale on a regular basis based on where there is open space. Go to “Access Your Account ” to check availability.

Other Parking Options:

Local churches – Many of the local churches sell parking permits for their lots (see list below).

United Church of Christ (next to Center for Performing Arts)

1400 E. Main St.


United Methodist Church (across from Rockne’s)

1435 E. Main St.

330-673-5879 ext. 10


Hours of Operation

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Motorist's Assistance

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


For after-hours and weekend motorist assistance, contact the Kent State University Police Department at 330-672-2212. 

The hours of operation may vary during summer and breaks.

Additional Resources

PARTA Bus Service
Motorist's Assistance
Pay Ticket Online

Mission Statement

Kent State University Parking and Transit Services strives to provide safe and well-maintained parking facilities in addition to efficient and dependable transit services for the Kent campus community. This is accomplished through the fostering of an effective and reliable delivery of service for campus parking and transit needs in support of Kent State University's mission.

In addition to overseeing the operation of over 12,000 parking spaces on the Kent Campus, Parking and Transit Services provides a broad range of related services including online parking permit sales, online citation payments and appeals, special event parking, visitor parking, parking lot enforcement, a motorist assistance program, parking lot maintenance and snow removal, and 24-hour security at Dix Stadium.