Destination Kent State


We are glad that you have chosen to become a Golden Flash! The Office of Student Success Programs is here to partner with you and Golden Flash Family members to make the first year extraordinary. Kent State University offers academic and co-curricular experiences that will amaze and excite you. Our office will serve as the connection to those experiences to help you transition and persist to graduation. We look forward to working with you and your family to make the first year all that you desire it to be. Congratulations on joining the Golden Flash Family!

Advising and Registration - Orientation

The first part of DKS is Advising and Registration, which includes a visit to Kent State where students will become familiar the University, receive their Flashcard, and register for their first classes.

More InformationTake the First Step - Register


Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend occurs the weekend before classes start and involves many activities to celebrate the start of the new year, such as Blastoff!, Convocation, and Discover Downtown Kent.

Welcome Weekend


First Year Experience Course

The final part of DKS orientation, The First Year Experience(FYE) Course, provides a foundational experience for first-year students to connect with the University and their peers.

First Year Experience