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.



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.

2014-2015 Housing

The fall 2014/spring 2015 Incoming Student Housing Application will be available beginning February 1st at 8:00am. Please visit https://housing.res.kent.edu/ to apply.

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.

Olson Hall Wins Hall of the Year!

The College of Communication and Information (CCI) Commons in Olson Hall hosted their end of the year banquet to celebrate a great year. Residents had a fabulous time enjoying the catered buffet and reminiscing on their memories made in Olson Hall over the past year. Marianne Warzinski, the CCI Commons Director in Olson Hall, awarded her CCI Commons staff, Sophomore Senseis and also gave students Superlative Awards. To top things off, Olson Hall Council has been awarded the Hall of the Year by the Kent Interhall Council.

Students Recognized at Golden Flash Awards

On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014, Kent Interhall Council recognized student leaders at the Golden Flash Awards. The recipients of the awards are as follows:




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