A student asks for assistance at the first floor help desk of the Student Center

Welcome to the Kent Student Center (KSC)!

Looking for a place to study, grab a meal, learn more about student activities, or grab that new text book, we welcome you to “discover" all that the KSC has to offer! If you are a visitor to campus, faculty, staff or student the KSC is your “living room” here at Kent State University and a great place to meet and hang out with friends. Our mission is to provide you with a great experience that compliments the academic experience of the University. We believe once you stop in you will see it’s a home away from home and where there is truly something for everyone! Best of luck with your 2016-17 school year! Go Flashes!

Regular Building Hours

Monday, May 29 - Sunday, Aug. 21

  • Sunday                      9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Monday - Saturday  7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Holiday and Special Hours

*Special hours due to weather will be listed on the Kent Student Center homepage.

  • Monday, Aug. 22 - Wednesday, Aug. 24   7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 25 - Saturday, Aug. 27      7 a.m. to midnight

Directions to the Kent Student Center

Arriving from the North:
Arriving from the South:
Arriving from the East:
Arriving from the West:

From Cleveland

  • Take I-77 S and merge on to I-480-E. I-480-E toward Youngstown.
  • Continue on I-480 E/OH-14 E.
  • Turn right onto OH-43 S Ceveland Canton Rd
  • Turn left onto Haymaker Pkwy
  • Turn right onto S Water St
  • Turn left onto Summit St
  • Turn left onto Risman Dr.

From Canton

  • Take I-77 N/U.S. 62 E ramp ro Akron
  • Take exit 125B to merge onto I-76 E toward Youngstown
  • Take exit 33 for OH-43 toward Kent/Hartville
  • Turn left onto OH-43 N
  • Turn right onto OH-261 E
  • Turn left onto Campus Center Dr
  • Continue onto Campus Center Dr
  • Turn left onto Summit St
  • Turn right onto Risman Dr.

Columbus

  • Take I-71 N
  • Take exit 209A-b to merge onto I-76 E/US244 E toward Akron
  • Take exit 33 for OH-43 toward Kent/Hartville
  • Turn left onto OH-43 N
  • Turn right onto OH-261 E
  • Turn left onto Campus Center Dr
  • Continue onto Campus Center Dr
  • Turn left onto Summit St
  • Turn right onto Risman Dr.

From Youngstown

  • Take I-680 N
  • Merge onto I-80 W
  • Keep left to continue on I-76, follow signs for Akron
  • Take exit 33 for OH-43 toward Kent/Hartville
  • Turn right onto OH-43 N
  • Turn right onto OH-261 E
  • Turn left onto Campus Center Dr
  • Continue onto Campus Center Dr
  • Turn left onto Summit St
  • Turn right onto Risman Dr.

From Pittsburgh

  • Take I-279 N
  • Merge onto I-79 N
  • Take exit 77 to merge onto I-76 W
  • Take exit 33 for OH-43 toward Kent/Hartville
  • Turn right onto OH-43 N
  • Turn right onto OH-261 E
  • Turn left onto Campus Center Dr
  • Continue onto Campus Center Dr
  • Turn left onto Summit St
  • Turn right onto Risman Dr.

From Toledo

  • Take I-280 S ramp to toward Cleveland
  • Take exit 1A to merge onto I-80 E/I-90 E toward Cleveland
  • Keep left to continue on I-80 E
  • Take exit 187 for OH-14 toward I480/Clevland/Streetsboro
  • Keep left, merge onto OH-14 E
  • Turn right onto OH-43 S/Clevland Canton Rd
  • Turn left onto Haymaker Pkwy
  • Turn right onto S Water St
  • Turn left onto Summit St
  • Turn left onto Risman Dr