Kent State Office of Global Educaiton
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
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm 
Tuesday
9:00 to 11:30 am
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 to 11:30 am
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm 
Thursday
No advising 
Friday  
9:00 to 11:30 am
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm   
   
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
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!
 
 
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.
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.
International Student News
July 25, 2018  |  Number 5, Summer Edition    
Cultural Cafe
Go Global on Campus!

The Office of Global Education is currently scheduling cultural cafes for the 2018- 2019 academic year (fall and spring). Would you like to showcase your country?
 
What is a Cultural Café?
International students and scholars represent their home country by giving a short presentation about something that makes their country unique. Presentations are diverse and can include history, highlights, and information about interesting people, places, or things. They can include music, dance, games, discussion, and more - it's up to you! 

Will there be food?
Yes! Our Cultural Café coordinator will work with you and with Dining Services to prepare two traditional foods from your culture (an entrée and a dessert).
 
Cultural Cafe Schedule, Fall Semester 2018
Wednesday, September 18
Wednesday, October 23
Wednesday, November 13 
 
If you are interested in presenting or learning more, please contact  Angelia Zielke, Event Coordinator for International Student & Scholar Services.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Upcoming Events
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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