Parking and Transportation Services

Visitor Information


Welcome to the University of Akron!

The University of Akron welcomes thousands of visitors to our beautiful campus every year. Before visiting our campus, please review all of your parking options and select the one that best suits your needs. If you are not sure, just give us a call we are happy to walk you through your options! Email us at parking@uakron.edu or give us a call at 330-972-7213. We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

All vehicles parked on the University of Akron campus must display a valid parking permit or park in meters or visitor garages and pay prevailing hourly rates. If you are visiting campus for more than a few hours, your best option is to purchase a one-day permit.

Below you will find our Visitor parking options and other helpful information. 

Getting to Campus

Visitor Parking Options 

There are three options for visitors parking on campus: 
  • You can purchase a One Day Parking Pass in the Parking and Transportation Services Office for $6.00. The Parking and Transportation Services Office is located in the Parking Deck North (also known as the "North Campus Parking Deck"), on the Buchtel Avenue level. The entrance is located on Buchtel Avenue (on the outside of the deck) not far from the bridge. This is the recommended option if you are planning on visiting campus for more than a few hours. Our offices are open Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Visitor Lot A. You can park in our gated  Visitor parking garage located on 248 E. Buchtel Ave. underneath the Robertson Dining Hall across the street from the Parking and Transportation Office. You will take a ticket as you enter the garage and pay the parking attendant when you leave. The rate is $0.25 per 15 minutes with a maximum of $6.00 for the day. If you would like to park on campus without purchasing a permit or feeding a meter, Visitor Lot A is the option for you!
  • You can park at one of the metered parking spaces located throughout campus for use by anyone. The rate is $0.25 per 15 minutes. 
Coming to the Parking Office

Anyone visiting the Parking Office for the purpose of purchasing a permit may park in the gated visitor lot on Buchtel Avenue (directly across from the Parking Office) free of charge. If you do this, please bring the ticket that you received from the dispenser to the Parking Office for validation. If the visitor lot is full, then legal parking may be found at a meter. Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse you for money used to feed a meter.

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