Motorist Assistance

If your car or a visitor's car becomes disabled while parked on campus, contact Parking Services dispatcher at 330-672-4444 for Motorist Assistance. For after-hours and weekend motorist assistance, contact the Kent State University Police Department at 330-672-2212. 

 The following free, on-campus services are offered:

  • Battery jump starts
  • Vehicle unlocks
  • Gas transports
  • Tire inflates

When calling for service, you will be asked to provide your name, license plate number, make, model, and color of vehicle, location of vehicle, and service needed. Raise the hood, if possible, and stay with your vehicle until assistance arrives.

A Parking Services employee or a Kent State police officer will respond to motorist assistance calls in a marked university vehicle. Prior to any services being completed, you will be required to sign a release of liability form and show your driver's license.