Kent State Office of Global Educaiton
Fall Early Arrival Housing

Incoming and returning students living on campus for the fall are able to register for early arrival at a cost of $35/night. Dates for early arrival are  August 13-18 . Please check the Kent State Housing website on or after  August 1  for information on registering.
Fall Semester Begins Early this Year 
 
Please be aware that Fall Semester begins on Thursday, August 23, which is a few days earlier than in previous years. The late-August start date is necessary to accommodate Kent State's new Fall Break, which occurs on October 11 and 12. The new Fall Break will provide students with a few days to catch their breath and enjoy some rest and relaxation away from their books and classes. It's just another reason to look forward to this Fall Semester!
 
Back to Class_ Fall Semester 2018  
Please mark your calendar with the following important dates for Fall Semester 2018:
August 15  |  New International Student Orientation 
August 16  |  International Student Resource Fair   
August 16 and 17 |  Graduate Student Orientation (GSO)
August 17  |  New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation 
August 18 |  Final arrival date for returning ESL students, Fall Module 1*   
August 19 |  International Welcome Picnic 
August 20 |  Residence Halls re-open for returning students 
August 20 |  KSU Kick-Off (formerly Welcome Week)  
August 20 to 22  |  Kent State Kick-Off 
August 23 |  Fall classes begin
September 3  |  Labor Day (American National Holiday -- no classes and offices closed) 
October 11 and 12  |  Fall Break (No Classes)

 View the online Kent State Academic Calendar.  
 
* New ESL students must arrive on campus no later than August 14 and attend New International Student Orientation on August 15.
ISSS Advising Hours for Summer 2018 
 
Walk-In Advising 
Monday  
1:30 to 4:00 pm
Last sign in at 3:45
Tuesday
No Advising
Wednesday
9:00 to 11:30 am  
Last sign in at 11:00
1:30 to 4:00 pm
Last sign in at 3:45 
Thursday
No Advising 
Friday  
9:00 to 11:30 am  
Last sign in at 11:00
 
Call-In Advising 
Monday  
9:00 to 11:30 am  
Tuesday
9:00 to 11:30 am
Wednesday
9:00 to 11:30 am 
Thursday
No Advising 
Friday  
9:00 to 11:30 am  
   
Special Student Services Summer Schedule
International Librarian, Peggy Nzomo, is in Residence at the Office of Global Education on Mondays, July 9 and July 23, 9:30 to 11:30 am

Contact Us: 
Phone: 1-330-672-7980 
Email: isss@kent.edu 
Campus Location: Van Campen Hall 
Address: 106 Van Campen Hall, 625 Loop Road, Kent, OH 44242-0001 
106 Van Campen Hall
International Student News
July 11, 2018  |  Number 4, Summer Edition    
Summer Scholar Picnic
Fun in the Sun!
 
On June 29, scholars and their families and friends all joined together for a summer picnic at Fred Fuller Park in Kent, OH. The weather was perfect for fun-filled day with food and games! A main dish was provided, but guests also brought dishes from their home countries to share.

The summer picnic started at 3:00 pm and continued until 7:00 pm. During that time, guests enjoyed food, and families took advantage of the playground at the park.

The summer picnic was a fun way to relax, socialize, and enjoy the remaining days of summer!
Upcoming Events
July 13  |  Kent Blues Fest  
Downtown Kent |  4:00 to 1:00 am    
Kent Blues Festival_ July 13 This is the 10th annual Kent Blues Fest with 30 bands performing at over 20 different venues! Head downtown for food, drinks, and free live music all night!
July 28  |  Wizardly World of Kent  
Downtown Kent |  10:00 am to 8:00 pm  
Wizardly World of Kent_ July 28 If you like your fun mixed with a little magic and fantasy, you won't want to miss the Wizardly World of Kent. Event features a costume contest, lots of magical entertainment and a 5K Fun Run (or walk). It's a great way to conjour up a good time. 
August 16  |  International Student Campus Resource Fair   
Kent Student Center, 2nd Floor Mezzinine |  12:30 to 1:30 pm    
This annual event allows international students to conveniently meet with numerous on- and off-campus agencies, offices and departments which provide helpful resources and support for all Kent State students. Learn about available student services, meet key Kent State staff personnel and get all of your questions answered in one place. Mandatory for ALL newly-arrived international students. 
August 19  |  International Student Welcome Picnic  
Kent State Student Recreation and Wellness Center |  3:00 to 6:00 pm    
"Welcome" to our new students and "Welcome Back" to our returning students. Enjoy all the recreational activities which the Kent State Rec Center has to offer! Food and drinks will be provided as well as the opportunity for swimming, basketball, volleyball, and more. Celebrate the  start of the new academic year with your fellow students!
Plan Ahead

August 20 to 22 | KSU Kickoff
August 23  |  Fall classes begin
August 24  |  Late Night at the Library  
September 3  |  Labor Day (U.S. National Holiday - No classes and university offices closed)   

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