Date Time Location Activity
Sunday, August 23 3:00-6:00 PM Van Campen Lawn

Welcome Picnic for international students

Monday, August 24 7:45 AM - 12:30 PM Ballroom, Kent Student Center

International Student Orientation at Kent Student Center

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

  2:30-4:00 PM Ballroom, Kent Student Center

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

Tuesday, August 25 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ballroom, Kent Student Center

Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) 

Mandatory for all new graduate international students.

Wednesday, August 26 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ballroom, Kent Student Center

Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) 

Mandatory for all new teaching assistant international students.

  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Governance Chamber, Kent Student Center

Destination Kent State (DKS)

Mandatory only for new freshman and first time transfer students from outside the United States.

Thursday, August 27 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Bowman Hall, Room 133

Placement Test for ESL Students

Mandatory for all ESL and conditionally admitted students for language.

  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Bowman Hall, Room 133

ESL International Student Orientation 

Mandatory for all ESL and conditionally admitted students for language.

Friday, August 28 7:00 - 9:00 PM Ice Arena
(Opposite OGE's entrance,
650 Loop Rd, Kent)

Open Skate

Come and skate with us. All equipment is provided.

Saturday, August 29 10:00 -11:50 AM Tannery Park
(100 Stow St, Kent)

Crooked River Adventures

Come and paddle with us in the Cuyahoga River on a kayak or a canoe. First come, first serve. There are 40 spots available. All equipment is provided.

Thursday, September 10 4:00 - 6:00 PM University Library, 4th Floor

Welcome Reception for International Students

Join us at the Library and socialize over dinner with fellow international students and their families. Make sure you register for the reception at www.tiny.cc/WR2015