Traveling to UA

We are looking forward to seeing you on campus! Please review the information below as you are planning your visit.

COVID-19 Guidelines

We're gearing up for your arrival and we hope you are excited to get your New Roo Experience started with us at Orientation. We want to ensure that for all on-campus Orientation events, we will be instituting all CDC recommendations in regards to preventing the spread of COVID-19. We advise that you familiarize yourself with the University's policies, guidelines, and expectations prior to your visit so that we can run both a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Parking Information

  • Please print out a valid parking permit and make sure it is visible on the dashboard of your vehicle.
    • This permit is valid in any lot designated as a "Commuter" lot. Please utilize the parking map associated with each location below for the best lot to park in.
    • Please note that if you utilize the gated visitors lot located on Buchtel Avenue or any street meter space, you are subject to fees associated with parking in that area. This gated lot does not honor the parking permit we have issued for you as an Orientation visitor.

Know Your Destination

  • Your check in location is listed in your confirmation email. Using that location as a reference, please see the appropriate information below:
    • Student Union (show on map)
      • Building location – 303 Carroll Street, Akron, OH
      • Parking location (download map) – South Campus Parking Deck – 209 Carroll Street, Akron, OH
    • Simmons Hall (show on map)
      • Building location – 277 E. Buchtel Avenue, Akron, OH
      • Parking location (download map) – North Campus Parking Deck – 255 E. Buchtel Avenue, Akron, OH
    • Polsky Building (show on map)
      • Building location – 225 S. Main Street, Akron, OH
      • Parking location (download map) – West Campus Parking Deck – 286 S. Broadway Street, Akron, OH
    • Medina County University Center
      • Building location – 6300 Technology Lane, Medina, OH
      • Parking location – parking is available in the lot surrounding the building

Additional Accommodations

  • If you would like to stay overnight during your visit, please see the map below for nearby hotel options.
  • Learn more about the Akron community and other things to visit during your stay in Akron.