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From the Northwest (Toledo, Bowling Green, Sandusky)

Follow I-80 (Ohio Turnpike) to I-77 South. Follow I-77 South to the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit (Exit 22B). Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about one mile until the road bends sharply to the right and goes under a bridge. You will now be on Carroll Street. From this point, skip to the "parking information" directions toward the bottom of this page.


From the South (Akron-Canton Regional Airport, Canton, New Philadelphia), taking I-77.

Follow I-77 North to the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit (Exit 22B). Proceed straight through the light at the end of the ramp, and turn right at stop sign onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about one mile until the road bends sharply to the right and under a bridge. You will now be on Carroll Street. From this point, skip to the "parking information" directions toward the bottom of this page.


From the East (Kent, Youngstown), taking I-76.

Follow I-76 West to the Akron Central Interchange. DO NOT follow the first sign you see for the University of Akron and OH-8. Follow I-76 until it merges with I-77 North. Follow I-77 North to the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit (Exit 22B). Proceed straight through the light at the end of the ramp, and turn right at stop sign onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about one mile until the road bends sharply to the right and under a bridge. You will now be on Carroll Street. From this point, skip to the "parking information" directions toward the bottom of this page.


From the Northeast (Cuyahoga Falls), taking SR-8


Follow SR-8 South to the central interchange. Take I-76 West/I-77 North toward Downtown Akron. Exit I-76 West/I-77 North at the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit (Exit 22B). Proceed straight through the light at the end of the ramp, and turn right at stop sign onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about one mile until the road bends sharply to the right and under a bridge. You will now be on Carroll Street. From this point, skip to the "parking information" directions toward the bottom of this page.


From the Northeast (Erie, Buffalo), taking I-90

Take I-90 West to I-271 South (you will pick up 271 near Cleveland). Take I-271 South to SR-8 South. Follow SR-8 South to the central interchange (merging point of SR-8, I-76, and I-77, located near downtown Akron). Take I-76 West/I-77 North toward Downtown Akron. Exit I-76 West/I-77 North at the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit (Exit 22B). Proceed straight through the light at the end of the ramp, and turn right at stop sign onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about one mile until the road bends sharply to the right and under a bridge. You will now be on Carroll Street. From this point, skip to the "parking information" directions toward the bottom of this page.


From the West (Barberton), taking I-76

Take I-76 East to I-77 South toward Downtown Akron. Exit I-77 South/I-76 East at the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit (Exit 22B). Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about one mile until the road bends sharply to the right and under a bridge. You will now be on Carroll Street. From this point, skip to the "parking information" directions toward the bottom of this page.


From Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport

Take I-71 South from Cleveland. Follow I-80 (Ohio Turnpike) East. Exit at I-77 South. Take I-77 South into Akron (toward Downtown Akron). Exit I-77 South at the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about one mile until the road bends sharply to the right and under a bridge. You will now be on Carroll Street. From this point, skip to the "parking information" directions toward the bottom of this page.


From the Southeast (Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus), taking I-71

Take I-71 North to I-76 East. Take I-76 East to I-77 South (toward Downtown Akron). Exit I-77 South/I-76 East at the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about one mile until the road bends sharply to the right and under a bridge. You will now be on Carroll Street. From this point, skip to the "parking information" directions below.


Parking Information

Once on Carroll street, you will have the following parking options:

Metered Parking

Turn left onto Wolf Ledges (the first intersection past the bridge) and then into the third driveway on the left (the turnaround for the Buckingham building) for metered visitor parking.

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Turn left onto Wolf Ledges (the first intersection past the bridge) and right into the first driveway on the right, into Lot 34. A few metered parking spaces are located at the far end of this parking lot, adjacent to the Computer Center.

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Turn left onto Wolf Ledges (the first intersection past the bridge), right onto University Avenue, left onto Hill Street, right onto Buchtel Avenue, and right into the Buchtel Avenue visitor parking structure.

Note: Rate for metered parking is approximately $0.25 for 15 minutes or $1.00 per hour.

University Permit Parking

Continue through the first intersection and then into the first driveway on the left for general University permit parking (lot 34 on the campus map).

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Turn left onto Wolf Ledges (the first intersection past the bridge), right onto University Avenue, left onto Hill Street, and left into the E.J. Thomas Hall underground parking structure.

Note: You may only park in permit parking areas if you have a University of Akron commuter or faculty parking permit, or if you have a one-day parking pass. If you have no such permit, your vehicle may be ticketed or towed. Most lots are not typically monitored during weekends and holidays, except in the case of special events (especially at E.J. Thomas Hall). If you are attending an open house program at the University, no permit is required.