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Campus Bus Services

Kent State University has contracted with PARTA to provide transportation services for students on campus. There are five fixed routes that provide transportation to students throughout campus. KSU students can use their FLASHcard to ride any of those routes and all other PARTA buses in Portage County at no cost.


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 is FREE for KSU students on campus and all other PARTA fixed routes (with the exception of the Akron and Cleveland express routes – see tickets and passes).

Just show your KSU student ID when boarding PARTA buses off campus to ride FREE.

To contact PARTA’s Campus Bus Service, call 330-672-RIDE (7433)

Our Campus Rider's Guide provides an overview of on-campus bus routes.

Download a map showing stores and attractions accessible along PARTA's fixed route bus lines.

Click here to review Maps & Schedules page for all KSU and county schedules.



Parking is available for students on and off the KSU campus. PARTA provides transportation to and from most parking lots on campus.


For more information about on-campus parking, visit


PARTA operates the Kent Central Gateway parking deck and transit center in downtown Kent. Located at the intersection of East Erie and DePeyster Streets - a short walk from the KSU Esplanade.


The Gateway provides parking, transit services, and shopping. It is also home to the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau located on the ground floor and the City of Kent Health Department located on the second floor.


The Gateway connects students to a multitude of places in Kent, Portage County and so much more...

Where to Park
SATS Program

SATS – Student Accessibility Transportation Services

Who is qualified?

In order to qualify for temporary or permanent SATS, students should contact the office of Student Accessibility Services by calling 330-672-3391 (VP 330-968-0490).

Student Accessibility Transportation Services (SATS) is provided for students with disabilities who need transportation assistance while on campus. Weekday service is provided during fall and spring semesters.

To schedule a SATS ride, call 330-672-RIDE (7433) or email

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: Andrea Stevens, or email to


Rides are scheduled on a first come, first-served basis, with priority given to students with academic needs.

download SATS Request Form
Student Accessibility Transport Services
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