2017 International Student Orientation


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

August 20

3:00PM - 6:00PM

Van Campen Lawn

Welcome Picnic for International Student

Office of Global Education welcomes all new international students. Please join us for a fun welcome picnic with free food, drinks, and activities.

August 21

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 graduate students. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Please bring your passport or student ID with you!


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.

August 22

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)


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