2016 International Student Orientation

2016 International Student Orientation


All new students need to register for Fall 2016 International Student Orientation. Registering ensures that we have enough food and bags for everyone. If you do not register, there may not be enough food and bags left for you.

Register HERE!

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

Welcome Week Agenda
Date Time Location Activity

August 21

12:00 - 3:00 PM

University Library, 4th Floor

Welcome Picnic for International Students

All new international students and their families are welcome to attend. Food, drinks, and fun activities are provided.

August 22

Graduate students: 8:00 - 11:30 AM

Undergraduate & exchange students: 12:30 - 4:00 PM

Ballroom, Kent Student Center

International Student Orientation

Mandatory for all unconditionally admitted students, all J-1 exchange students, all conditionally admitted for transcripts graduate students. 
Graduate students must attend to this Orientation in addition to Graduate Student Orientation.
Please bring your passport with you!


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 Student Center bus stop. Buses will leave from 5:30 PM in every 30 minutes until 8:00 PM.

August 23

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ballroom, Kent Student Cente

Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) 

Mandatory for all new graduate international students.

August 23

11:00 - 12:15 PM

12:15 - 1:30 PM

2nd floor hallway, Student Center

International Student Resource Fair 

Mandatory for all new international students including ESL students.

August 24

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bowman Hall, Room 137

ESL Orientation

         Mandatory for all new ESL students

August 24

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ballroom, Kent Student Cente

Graduate Student Orientation- Teaching Assistants

Mandatory for all teaching assistants and students who are interested in college teaching

August 24

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Governance Chamber, Kent Student Center

Destination Kent State (DKS)

Mandatory only for new freshman.