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, park in Sphere-equipped lots, or park in 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 is advised to park in the gated visitor parking garage on Buchtel Avenue (directly across from the UAkronPark office/North Campus Parking Deck). You will scan one of the QR codes conveniently posted around the lot and must pay for parking via Sphere/ If the visitor lot is full, then legal parking may be found in an alternative Sphere-equipped lot.

Unfortunately, UAkronPark can not reimburse you for Sphere transactions.

Parking options for visitors

One-day pass | A daily guest permit is available for purchase via iParq. This permit allows you to park in any commuter or all permit lot. One-day permits are not valid in the visitor lot or at Sphere-only locations.

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 scan one of the QR codes conveniently posted around the lot and must pay for parking via Sphere/ The rate is $2.00/hr + $0.35 transaction fee. If you have been provided with with a parking validation code, you will be able to redeem it at the end of the transaction.

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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