Parking Guide for University of Akron



Visitor Parking

We welcome thousands of visitors to our beautiful campus every year.

Before you visit, please review 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 or give us a call at 330-972-7213. We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more updates.

All vehicles parked on campus must have 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 (details below).

Prospective students and Office of Admissions visitors

Visit the Office of Admissions website to plan a visit and request special Admissions parking.

UAkronPark Office

Location: 255 E. Buchtel Ave. (map)

Phone: 330-972-7213

Anyone visiting the UAkronPark Office for only 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 UAkronPark 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 at a meter.

Parking options for visitors

One-day pass | Along with the ability to purchase a parking permit through, one-day visitor permits are also available for purchase in the UAkronPark Office during normal business hours (payment via credit card is preferred). The UAkronPark Office is located in the North Campus Parking Deck, on the Buchtel Avenue level (see on map). When visiting the UAkronPark Office, you may utilize the two UAkronPark visitor spaces located just behind the office in the North Campus Parking Deck. The entrance is located on Buchtel Avenue (on the outside of the deck) not far from the bridge. Please remember to bring your vehicle information, including your license plate number.

Gated visitor lot | You can park in our gated visitor parking garage located on 248 E. Buchtel Ave. under the Robertson Dining Hall and across the street from the UAkronPark Office. You will take a ticket as you enter the garage and pay the parking attendant when you leave. The rate is $1.50/hour + $0.35 transaction fee with a maximum of $10 for the day.

Parking meter | 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. The yellow triangles on this map show the locations of the meters.

Permit Parking

Click here to learn how to order your parking permit through iParq.

Parking Meters and Visitor Lot Information

Parking Meters

Parking meters are monitored 24 hours a day. No person shall park a vehicle in a metered area without depositing coins for parking.

Lot Number Near Building Number of Meters Maximum Time Rates
8 Ocasek Natatorium 24 2 hours $.25 per 15 minutes
10 Ocasek Natatorium 2 2 hours $.25 per 15 minutes
15 Olin Hall 7 2 hours $.25 per 15 minutes
18 Student Union 27 (including 2 ADA meters) 1 hour (some are 30 min. only) $.25 per 15 minutes
34 Computer Center 9 2 hours $.25 per 15 minutes
45 Lincoln Building 4 2 hours $.25 per 15 minutes
46 Gallucci Hall 20 (including 1 ADA meter) 2 hours $.25 per 15 minutes
47 Folk Hall 3 2 hours $.25 per 15 minutes
49 Polsky Building 12 4 hours $.25 per 15 minutes
56 Buckingham Center 8 2 hours $.25 per 15 minutes
57 James A. Rhodes Arena 10 (including 2 ADA meters) 1 hour $.25 per 15 minutes
66 Polsky’s 4 2 hours $.25 per 15 minutes
Lot No.AddressCampus LocationNo. of Meters
6375 E Exchange StInfoCision Stadium28
8438 Carroll StOcasek Natatorium27
10266 Spicer StStiles Fieldhouse4
14138 Fir HillAcross Buchtel Ave from Olin Hall4
15382 E Buchtel AveOlin Hall10
18303 Carroll StStudent Union Circle14
27225 S Forge StGuzzetta Hall, EJ Thomas11
34275 Wolf Ledges PkwyLaw School, Computer Center6
36261 E Exchange StSouth Campus Parking Deck17
43264 Wolf Ledges PkwyGas Turbine Testing Facility7
47150 E Exchange StFolk Hall10
49275 S High StPolsky Parking Deck (Broadway side)12
56220 Wolf Ledges PkwyBuckingham Center9
57373 Carroll StJAR Arena – Carroll St11
66278 S High StPolsky Building20
70135 S BroadwayQuaker Square6

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