Orientation Parking

Students and Families should park in the Kenton Drive Parking Garage located across from the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.  There will be directional signs throughout campus to direct you the Kenton Drive Parking Garage. 

Parents and students will receive parking validation vouchers prior to departure from campus so you will not need to pay for parking when you exit the garage.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at (859) 572-1967.


 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Northern Kentucky University is located in Highland Heights, KY.  NKU is approximately seven miles from Cincinnati, OH and twelve miles from the Northern Kentucky Greater Cincinnati Airport (CVG). 

Traveling from Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio:
From US 50, take I-471 South into Kentucky
Follow I-471 to US 27 towards Alexandria (do not take the Ft. Thomas/US 27 exit)
I-471 ends at US 27 - continue straight on US 27 South
Continue straight through the first light and turn right at the next traffic light onto Nunn Drive.
Bypass the roundabout on the right travelling onto University Drive.
Turn left at the traffic light onto Kenton Drive.
Stay on Kenton Drive until you see the Kenton Drive Parking Garage on your right. Yard signs will guide you to the garage.


Traveling East on I-275 from Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Airport:
Take Exit 76 (Three Mile Road/Northern Kentucky University)
Turn right off of the exit on University Drive
Continue on Kenton Drive until you reach the traffic light. Turn right.
You're now on Kenton Drive. Stay on Kenton Drive until you see the Kenton Drive Parking Garage on your right.
Yard signs will guide you to the garage.


Traveling West on I-275: 
Take Exit 74A (US Highway 27 - Alexandria)
Continue straight on US 27 South
Continue straight through the first light and turn right at the next traffic light onto Nunn Drive.
Bypass the roundabout on the right travelling onto University Drive.
Turn left at the traffic light onto Kenton Drive.
Stay on Kenton Drive until you see the Kenton Drive Parking Garage on your right. Yard signs will guide you to the garage.


Traveling from Louisville, Kentucky:
Take I-71 North
Merge I-71/75 North
Take Exit 185 onto I-275 East
Follow directions for traveling East on I-275


Traveling from Lexington, Kentucky:
Take I-75 North.
Continue on I-71/75 North
Take Exit 185 onto I-275 East
Follow directions for traveling East on I-275


Traveling from Columbus, Ohio:
Take I-71 South to downtown Cincinnati, and exit onto I-471 South towards Kentucky
Take I-471 South over the gold bridge into Kentucky
Follow directions for traveling from Downtown Cincinnati on I-471


Traveling from Dayton, Ohio:
Take I-75 South to Cincinnati
In Cincinnati, follow US 50 East to I-471
Follow directions for traveling from Downtown Cincinnati on I-471


Traveling from Indianapolis, Indiana:
Take I-74 East to I-75 South
Take exit 1B and follow US 50 East to I-471
Follow directions for traveling from Downtown Cincinnati on I-471

 

Approximate Distance (Miles) to NKU:

Ashland, KY

151

         Cincinnati, OH

7

         Fort Wayne, IN

199

Lexington, KY

81

         Cleveland, OH

255

         Indianapolis, IN

114

Louisville, KY

98

         Columbus, OH

115

         Lawrenceburg, IN

25

Owensboro, KY

207

         Dayton, OH

60

         Madison, IN

73

Madisonville, KY

252

         Toledo, OH

212

         Muncie, IN

119

Maysville, KY

64

   

         South Bend, IN

253