The Senior Guest Program at Kent State University allows Ohio residents age 60 years and older to attend regular university on-campus classes on a tuition-free basis.
1. To qualify for the Senior Guest Program, the Senior Guest must be 60 years of age or older and have resided in the state of Ohio for at least one year.
2. Senior Guests are permitted to enroll in 1 to 2 classes per semester, on a space available basis. Senior Guests will be permitted to attend classes only after degree seeking students have registered and the instructor has given permission.
See the Schedule of Classes for a list of courses.
3. A Senior Guest must either satisfy prerequisite class requirements or we will request instructor/department permission.
4. The Office Continuing and Distance Education will make the request to the instructor for your admittance into a class.
5. Workshops and on-line courses are excluded.
6. College credit is not awarded.
7. Senior Guests are responsible for special course fees paid at registration, books, parking permits and your transportation.
The Office of Continuing and Distance Education will notify Senior Guests of their permission to attend the courses they have selected.
Late registrations will not be accepted.
For questions or more details, email email@example.com or call the Office of Continuing and Distance
330-672-2002 or 330-672-3100.
Senior Guest students are encouraged to do the assignments and to participate fully in class discussion and activities, but always at the discretion of the instructor. Taking exams is optional.
Weather or other emergency campus closing information for the Kent Campus is reported to local media. Class cancellations and campus closing information is also available through Flash Alerts and the Kent State Advisory Web page, including Kent State's Facebook and Twitter.
Below is additional information about the University and some of its many resources available to members of the community:
The library is open and free to Senior Guests. You will be able to obtain a Community User library card. If you are interested in information regarding the library, inquire at the Library Information Desk.
Senior Guests are responsible for purchasing their parking permits thru Parking Services Room 123 Schwartz Center, (330) 672-4432. You will be ticketed unless you purchase a permit from Parking Services.
Senior Guests may ride the Campus Bus free of charge on the campus. There is a nominal charge for use of the off-campus buses.
SPEECH & HEARING CLINIC
The Speech and Hearing Clinic provides a broad range of services for people of all ages with hearing and language impairments. The full-service clinic diagnoses speech and hearing disorders, and provides therapy and treatment. The clinic also fits, distributes and repairs hearing aids.
(Hearing evaluation 10% discount for seniors)
Contact: Carol Sommer, Clinic Director, A104 Music and Speech
Phone: (330) 672-2672