Housing | Kent State University


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.
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Early Arrival Registration for the Fall Semester

The residence halls will open for new students on Thursday, August 24 at 8 am and for returning students on Saturday, August 26 at 9 am. If you need to arrive to campus before your arrival date, you must register for early arrival. Early arrival registration will being Thursday, August 3.

Fall 2017 Move-In Information

The residence hall will open for new incoming students on Thursday, August 24 and for returning students on Saturday, August 26. For more detailed move-in day information, please view our move-in information pages.

Transitional Housing

With the current demand for on campus housing, some students who submitted their later in the housing application process may initially be assigned to transitional housing to begin the year. Please visit the transitional housing page for more detailed information.

Summer School Housing

The Summer School Housing  application is now available. Summer housing begins on Saturday, May 13, 2017 and will end on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Incoming Student Housing Application

The fall 2017/spring 2018 Incoming Student Housing Application will be available beginning February 1st at 8:00am. Please visit here to apply.

Room change and room buyout information

Beginning Monday, January 30th at 1:00pm, the room freeze period will be lifted for the spring 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 only for yourself 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 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.