Commencement location and parking


The James A. Rhodes Arena (JAR) located at 373 Carroll St. Akron, OH 44325.

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Free parking

All University lots are open for commencement; no permits are required.

  • the Thomas Hall deck (show on map),
  • the North Campus Parking Deck on East Buchtel Avenue (map),
  • Lot 27, immediately east of the hall on East Buchtel Avenue (map)
  • Lot 45 at Lincoln and South Forge streets (map),
  • Lot 34 near the Computer Center and McDowell Law Center (map), and
  • Lot 43 near the Buckingham Center (map).

Handicap-accessible parking

For guests who require handicap-accessible parking, a limited number of spaces are available on a first-come basis in the Thomas Hall parking deck and in Lot 26 (map) and Lot 27 (map). A valid permit must be displayed. 

Police will be on hand to guide motorists.

Questions about parking? Call 330-972-7213.