Spring Break Housing Information
If your student is planning to stay on campus during spring break, then this information is for you!

Spring break housing is offered to current on-campus residents who need to remain on campus during spring break. If your student signs up for spring break housing, he/or she will be able to remain in their current room during spring break on the days that they request break housing. 

  • Students not signed up for break housing will not have access to the residence halls during break, but students can leave their belongings in their rooms. Students should make sure they take all items they would need during the break!
  • Meal Plans are not active and dining choices on campus are limited during the break. Visit the Dining Services webpage for break dining information.
  • The residence halls close at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017.
  • The residence halls will reopen after spring break at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April, 2, 2017.
For more information, please visit the Housing webpage.
Alternative Spring Break 
Kent State University's Alternative Spring Break trips expose students to social justice and cultural issues through direct service, community visits, reflection, and a variety of cultural activities.

Ask your student to consider using this experience to fulfill their Experiential Education Requirement (ELR). They can do this by submitting either a Plus-1 Credit or a Non-Course activity application. 

Some trip locations include:
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Detroit, MI
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC
If your student registers for a trip, he/ or she must attend the  Pre-Trip Orientation on  Thursday, March 16th in Moulton Ballroom from 6-9pm.

For more information on alternative spring break, please visit the website
Dogs on Campus/ Pet Therapy Program
Is the thought of midterm grades beginning to bum your student out?Is the cold Ohio weather keeping your student cooped up? Consider encouraging him/ or her seek out the Dogs on Campus program!

What started as research on the relationship between dog and owner, turned into one of the country's first therapy programs more than a decade ago. Today, the  Dogs on Campus Pet Therapy ProgramĀ®  at Kent State University serves as a model to bring certified therapy dogs to stressed out college students.

This program is intended to uplift the spirits of college students who miss their pets, are stressed, homesick, are in crisis, or just want a visit.  If your student would be interested in getting a visit from one of these dogs, only RA's or organizations/departments at any KSU campus can request a visit on the website. There is no restriction on the reason for a dog to visit, but they do not visit students on an individual basis!

The schedule for when these dogs will be available on campus is listed here

For more information on this program, visit the website
Summer Registration
Registration for summer courses is now underway. If your student is interested in taking any summer classes, here are the steps he/ or she needs to follow:

1. Check the summer schedule to see if the classes you want are being offered.
2. Explore Summer Financial Aid options, if needed.
3. Log in to FlashLine and go to Student Tools & Courses to register.

If your student is interested in taking summer classes, check out the important summer dates here.

For more information on summer sessions, please contact Marilyn Bokrass via email:  summer@kent.edu, or phone number: 330-672-8658.

Office Shout-out: Career Exploration and Development
Career Exploration and Development maintains connections with hundreds of employers throughout the academic year, and many employers are excited to talk to students early in their college careers. 

Employers see this as an opportunity to promote themselves on Kent's campus, and learn about the next round of talent that they will be working with. This is a great time for you to share your wisdom about the world of work, and encourage your student to contact this office to learn more about how to get connected with some great employers.
Any Other Questions?

We're always here for you! Email us at 
NewAtKSU@kent.edu with questions, comments, and feedback. 

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Upcoming Campus Events
Kent State National Ceramics Invitational
Thursday, March 2
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Downtown Gallery
141 E. Main St.

Kent State Men's Basketball v. Akron
Friday, March 3
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
MAC Center

Kent State Women's Basketball v. University of Buffalo
Saturday, March 4
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
MAC Center

Rock the Runway
Saturday, March 4
8:00 p.m.
KSC Ballroom

Lesley Jenike Reading
Thursday, March 9
7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Kent State Student Center
Room 306 AB

Kent State Gymnastics Meet v. Ball State
Friday, March 10
7:00 p.m.
MAC Center

Mothers, Mentors, and Muses: 8th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
Tuesday, March 14
5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Kent Student Center Ballroom

Kent State Baseball v. Western Illinois University
Wednesday, March 15
3:00 p.m.
Olga Mural Field at Schoonover Stadium

B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert
Friday, March 17
7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Student Dance Festival
Sunday, March 19
2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Erdmann-Zucchero Theater
Center for Performing Arts

Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
Tuesday, March 21
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Kent Student Center

Climb the World
Wednesday, March 22
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Recreation Center

Surfing- Puerto Rico
Saturday, March 25
5:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Rincon, Puerto Rico

Backpacking Spring Break
Sunday, March 26
7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Appalachian Trail, NC

*Some events are open to the general public.

For even more events and details check out the calendars below. Be sure to encourage your student to attend!

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