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Transportation to Kent State University is easy by utilizing PARTA’s Campus Bus Service. PARTA has seven specialized routes dedicated to assisting students and visitors through campus and to and from off campus parking. All transportation on campus and on all PARTA’s fixed routes for Kent State Students is free (with the exception of the Akron and Cleveland express routes – see tickets and passes).
  • To contact PARTA’s Campus Bus Service call 330-672-RIDE(7433 )
  • Download the Campus Map to view all routes on the KSU campus.
  • View Key Off-Campus Locations Map to get to stores and attractions in Portage County at no-cost!
  • Click here to review Maps & Schedules page for all KSU and County schedules.


Want to know how to get around campus the local area or just need to find Wal-Mart?  SPOT PARTA can do that for you!  It is an easy app that allows you to track your bus in real-time and also plan trips.  Also, you can text your stop ID from every bus stop to find out when your next bus will arrive. To learn how to use our SPOT service and never wonder where your bus is AGAIN.. just click here...

SATS – Student Accessibility Transportation Services

Student Accessibility Transportation Services (SATS) is provided for students with disabilities who need assistance getting to and from dorms and classrooms on campus. Weekday service is provided during Fall and Spring semesters. Who is qualified? In order to qualify for temporary or permanent SATS services, students must contact the Kent State University Student Disability Services (SDS) offices at 330-672-3391.Need to book a SATS Ride?All approved SATS passengers should fill out the SATS schedule form and return to 2000 Summit Rd, Kent, OH 44240 Attn: Christine Shafer or email to Rides are scheduled on a first come, first come basis, however, priority is given to those students with academic needs. In order to book a ride through SATS call 330-672-RIDE (7433) or email Click here for a brochure regarding SATS program.


There is parking available for students both on and off KSU. PARTA provides transportation to and from almost all parking lots on campus. Click here to see a list of all the parking lots available on the KSU campus.For more information about on-campus parking, visit PARTA also operates Kent Central Gateway, the only parking deck in downtown Kent. Located in downtown Kent at the corner of Main Street at Depeyster Street (just a short walk through the esplanade from KSU). The Gateway offers parking, transit services and shopping - connecting students to a multitude of places in Kent, Portage County and so much more… Click here for more information about The Gateway.

Summit Street Project

15-BF-00151-006-Summit-Street-Reconstruction-Communications-Logo_FINAL__CMYK-resized 2 East Summit Street is a well-traveled road that run through the heart of the Kent Campus of Kent State University.  The Summit Street Improvement Project will transform a 1-mile stretch of East Summit Street, from Lincoln Street to Loop Road, and significantly reduce traffic congestion, making it safer for motorist, cyclist and pedestrians. During this project that will last from 2015-2018 there will be many road projects that will cause PARTA service delays.  We will be working with KSU to make these delays as easy as possible on KSU students and staff.  Please check back often for updates. Also visit this website developed by KSU for detailed information about the project.