Parking Guide for University of Akron



Permit Parking

How to order your parking permit through iParq

Quick Tips

  • Students: Remember to renew your parking permits every semester.
  • You must log in with your University email address and password.
  • If you do not see the appropriate permit options after searching with your employee ID number, please contact the UAkronPark Office to have this issue corrected.
  • Once your vehicle(s) have been added to your account, make sure they are selected in the dropdown box(es) during the permit checkout process in order to associate them with your permit.
  • To purchase a commuter student overnight parking permit you must first proceed completely through checkout with one of the regular commuter student permits before adding the overnight permit to your cart.

For help, please call the UAkronPark Office at 330-972-7213 or email

After logging in to your parking account via the Parking Portal the appropriate fee will automatically be displayed for your specific profile.

Current parking permit rates for the 2024-2025 school year are:

  • All Students — $236 per semester
  • Employee/Faculty/Staff — $348 annually
  • Administrative Reserved — $659 annually
  • Emeritus/Retiree (non-rehired) — $126 annually

Faculty and staff may choose to pay for their permit using payroll deduction. Employee permits through payroll deduction will use pre-taxed dollars, reducing the net amount you pay for parking, based upon an individual’s tax bracket.

Follow these steps to order your parking permit

1. In your browser, go to

If you have any questions or require assistance, please call the UAkronPark office at 330-972-7213.


Permits must be purchased online at All permits are valid for a fixed period of time and may be purchased at any time of year.

Semester permits are valid for a specific time period specified at the time of purchase. Refunds for student permits are not available after the university’s indicated add/drop date for the semester in which permits are purchased, which is currently 14 days into a semester. There may be a need to change permit type at some point during the permit year; to make such a change, customers must email the UAkronPark office at

When customers check out, they are prompted to agree to terms and conditions, which includes information about rules and regulations. Beyond the extensive communication about proper and expected usage, permit holders cannot obtain a permit without encountering all the information necessary to park within the rules for the operation.

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