The most notable aspect of parking a car at Kent State is that anyone can do it—even freshmen. First-year students will have to leave their car two miles away at the stadium during the week, though it's easy to hop on a bus going that way if you desperately need your vehicle on some Tuesday afternoon. On campus, finding a parking spot can be a struggle. Meters are frequently occupied, and the most convenient lots are inevitably crowded. Parking illegally will almost certainly earn you a ticket, as parking enforcement personnel are constantly on the prowl for expired meters and out-of-place permits.
Once a parking spot is secured, it's usually more convenient to maneuver by foot instead of driving from class to class. The campus lends itself to pedestrian traffic, as most parking lots and roadways are located on the edges of campus. In the winter months, many off-campus dwellers drive to campus for obvious reasons, but during the fairer seasons, most opt to walk or bike their way to class. The biggest advantage offered by an automobile is easier access to nearby cities, but many find that a car is simply unnecessary. The University and its surroundings are all accessible enough by foot, bike, or public transportation that having your own car can easily become a bit of a hassle.