Welcome to Residence Services

Your college campus is the heart of your education. It’s where you come together with your peers, professors, mentors, and friends. It’s where community is formed. Whether you’re a future student, parent, or student leader, we have the housing and residential information you need to make yourself at home. Explore our resources, and find out how to apply for on-campus housing.


Spring 2015 Housing Application (new students only)

The spring 2015 housing application will be available for new applicants to the residence halls on October 15th at 8:00am.  Please note, if you are currently living on campus for fall 2014, you do not need to re-apply for spring 2015 housing.

2015-2016 Resident Assistant recruitment & selection process

The Department of Residence Services seeks applicants for the 2015-2016 Resident Assistant (RA) position, which is an undergraduate or graduate student leader who lives in the residence halls. RA's are responsible for carrying out the mission of the department by assisting with the development of communities on their floors and within their hall(s). RA's are responsible for developing communities that emphasize self-awareness, support and develop relationships, engage students in learning, encourage responsible citizenship and honor human differences. The online application will open on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10:00am and will close on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:59pm. Anyone that is seeking to apply for the RA position MUST attend one of the following information meetings:

• WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm; KSC, Governance Chambers

• TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014- 9:30pm to 11:30pm; KSC, Governance Chambers 

• FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm; KSC, Governance Chambers

• THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm; KSC, Governance Chambers

• WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014 - 9:00pm to11:00pm; KSC, Governance Chambers

• THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm; KSC, Governance Chambers

• MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm; KSC, Governance Chambers

To find out more information about this opportunity, please visit: http://www.kent.edu/housing/ra or contact the RARS committee at ra_selection@kent.edu


Beginning Monday, September 8th at 1:00pm, the room freeze period will be lifted for the fall semester for students interested in changing rooms. Additionally, if not every bed is assigned in your room, you have the option of contracting for a "buyout", securing the room for yourself only by paying an additional prorated cost.  A room buyout is the creation of revised room occupancy (based on availability) and is in effect for the remainder of the fall and future spring semester only. For more information about either process, or to initiate either a room change or room buyout, please speak with your Residence Hall Director.


All alumni, staff, and KIC/NRHH leaders are invited to come back home for a Residence Services reunion this fall on Saturday, October 18, 2014 (KSU Homecoming).  Please help spread the word to ensure a great turnout by contacting former staff members and KIC/NRHH leaders to encourage attendance.  Invitations are anticipates to be mailed and registration information available late summer.

Tri-Towers Renovation Dedication Celebration

On 15 Oct. 2014, a dedication ceremony took place to commemorate the finishing of the renovations for Tri-Towers. The dedication of the Tr-Towers Complex marks another milestone in the Foundations of Excellence initiative at Kent State University. This program revolves around the the upgrade and construction of buildings and facilities. The mission is to create a unique and outstanding academic experience for students, staff, alumni and university community.

The Aeronautics Living-Learning Community

The Aeronautics Living-Learning Community (LLC), housed in Dunbar Hall, is off to a flying start in its second year!

The Aeronautics LLC, created in the fall of 2013, includes 35 first-year students majoring in Flight Technology, Air Traffic Control, Aeronautical Systems Engineering, and Aviation Management. This year, students in the community have already enjoyed a Meet and Greet and have participated in community service with POWERcorps, Dunbar Hall’s community service partnership providing social opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.

EXCEL Meet & Greet

During Welcome Weekend, the EXCEL (Explore, Careers, Education, Leadership) Living Learning Community located in Lake Hall had its first event of the semester. EXCEL students enjoyed soda floats while meeting and interacting with their EXCEL mentors, upperclassmen who are peer mentors to the Exploratory first year students. They were given the chance to get to know one another and also to meet the EXCEL staff and learn about the community they will be a part of for the next academic year. The meet and greet kicked off the year on an excellent note!

KIC Sponsors Moovers and Groovers

Kent Interhall Council sponsors the Movers and Groovers program.

Freshman move-in day took place on Thursday, August 21. A host of volunteers welcomed students and parents, and assisted with heavy lifting. This year, Movers and Groovers had its highest number of volunteers, reaching just short of 1,000 volunteers. The volunteers wore green, red and blue shirts and helped over 4,000 students move into their residence hall rooms.

Free Microsoft Office Comes to Kent

As of Fall 2014, all active Kent State University students will receive the full Microsoft Office Suite – for free! Information Services is dedicated to ensuring that students are equipped with the tools they need to succeed – both in their academic and professional life. With that in mind, IS has partnered with Microsoft to provide Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Excel for multiple devices!

Students Bring Home National Awards

From May 29 - June 2, fifteen student leaders attended the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) annual conference at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. At this conference, Kent State University’s Black Squirrel Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary and Kent Interhall Council received several awards throughout the weekend.




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