The University of Akron

Maps, directions and parking

Tips and information for prospective students visiting campus

Driving Directions

Due to on-going construction in and around The University of Akron, we have provided specific directions to campus.

Also visit ODOT for the most up-to-date road closures and detours.


Popular destinations for prospective students

Campus map

Simmons Hall (map) | 277 E. Buchtel Ave. Akron, OH 44325
Nearest parking is the North Campus Parking Deck (map)

Located in Simmons Hall:

  • Office of Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Advising
  • Many other student services 

The Student Union (map) | 303 Carroll St. Akron, OH 44325 
Nearest parking is in any of these lots:
Exchange Street Parking Deck (map), South Campus Parking Deck (map), East Campus Parking Deck (map)

Summer and fall visit day events held in the Student Union

If you plan to attend one of these events, we can send you parking instructions specific to that event.

Parking passes

How to park for FREE

Make an appointment to visit through the Office of Admissions, and we will send you a placard that will allow you to park for free in any commuter lot on campus. Call Admissions at (330) 972-7100 or 1-800-655-4884.

Visiting Admissions, located in Simmons Hall, park in the North Campus Parking Deck (map).

Other paid parking options

  • A daylong visitor parking pass is $6
  • Metered spaces on campus
  • Gated visitors' lot on Buchtel Avenue in the campus center, pay by the hour

More detailed visitor parking information

What to do in Akron

The city of Akron offers a vibrant downtown, serene parks, and events and venues that appeal to almost every interest. Get a a taste of what you can discover in Akron and the region during your visit.

Mileage to UA from selected cities

Athens 180 Atlanta 710
Canton 24 Baltimore 345
Chillicothe 172 Boston 650
Cincinnati 238 Charlotte 480
Cleveland 35 Chicago 365
Columbus 127 Detroit 180
Dayton 200 Erie, Pa. 135
Lima 155 Indianapolis 305
Mansfield 63 Minneapolis 790
Marietta 130 Nashville 515
Orrville 30 New York City 455
Sandusky 85 Newark 480
Steubenville 85 Pittsburgh 120
Toledo 125 Philadelphia 475
Youngstown 50 St. Louis 555
    Richmond,Va. 455
    Washington, D.C. 345
    Wheeling, W.V. 132

See also: the Campus Map
Printable color map