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Fostering Learning Through Living

The university's commitment to expanding opportunities for learning outside traditional classrooms, labs and studios runs deep. With strong support from the executive office, administration and faculty, the university established a requirement that all undergraduates engage in at least one experiential learning experience, which may take the form of community service, service learning, undergraduate research, internships and capstone projects.

And, during the last five years, Kent State has created a variety of residential colleges and learning communities. With classrooms, labs, library support, advising and administrative offices, and faculty presence related to an academic college or department all located within a specific residence hall, teaching and learning can continue virtually 24/7. Learning communities are designed to make Kent State's large, flagship campus feel small, and they range from 10-75 students, all of whom live on the same residence hall floor and join in connected classes, activities and workshops.