2017 International Student Orientation


All new students are required to attend and register for Spring 2017 International Student Orientation. Registering ensures that we have enough food and bags for everyone.

Register HERE!

If you are unable to access the registration form above, please email xschwarz@kent.edu.

Welcome Week Agenda
Date Time Location Activity

January 11

9:00AM - 12:30PM

Bowman Hall, Room 133

ESL Placement Test and Orientation 

         Mandatory for all new ESL students

January 12

8:30AM - 12:00PM

Ballroom, Kent Student Center

International Student Orientation

Mandatory for all unconditionally admitted students, all J-1 exchange students, all conditionally admitted for transcripts students.
Please bring your passport or Student ID with you!

Breakfast and lunch are included.


12:30PM - 2:30PM

2nd Floor, Kent Student Center

ISO Resource Fair

Mandatory for all new international students including ESL students.


6:00 - 8:00 PM

Twinstar Lanes Bowling Center

Bowling Night

Come and bowl with us. After a long day, we invite you to have some fun at Twinstar Lanes! Transportation will be arranged for you to get there from the Van Campen bus stop. Buses will leave from 5:30 PM in every 30 minutes until 8:00 PM.

January 13

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Ballroom, Kent Student Cente

Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) 

Mandatory for all new graduate international students.


9:00AM - 3:00PM

Governance Chambers, Kent Student Center

Destination Kent State (DKS)

          Mandatory for  freshman (undergraduate)


6:00PM - 8:00PM

Kent Ice Arena

Winter Wonderland

          Free skates, pizza, and refreshments.


January 20

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Kiva, Kent Student Center

Global Movie Night

Come and enjoy a movie with ISSS. All students are welcome.


January 26

6:00PM - 8:00PM

4th Floor of the Library

International Student Reception

University Library welcomes all international students to campus. Please register here: http://bit.ly/Jan26IntStuRec