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Kupita/Transiciones is a three-day orientation program for newly admitted African American, Latino American and Native American students. Yearly, Kupita/Transiciones has participants from various cultures, areas and experiences.  The program is designed to help students successfully navigate the beginning of their college career by focusing on the academic, cultural and social climate of Kent State University. 

Kupita Transiciones has a significant role in assisting with students' overall growth and development.  It gives first year students an opportunity to:

  • Meet upper-class Peer Mentors, faculty, staff and alumni
  • Create connections with classmates and fellow future graduates
  • Learn about academic programs, multicultural student organizations and critical resources to maximize their success

Kupita/Transiciones 2014 will be held Monday, August 18-Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Participation in the program is FREE and voluntary.  In addition, students participating in the program will be able to move in early on Monday, August 18th.    Registration for the program is limited to 200 students. Register early! 

Note: All registrations are to be completed electronically.  Please check your e-mail starting May 26th, 2014 for an invitation to complete registration. CLICK HERE to register for Kupita/Transiciones 2014.

Contact the Student Multicultural Center at 330-672-3560 with inquiries.



Monday, August 18
8:30-11:00 am, Move-In (Participants will move into their assigned space from Residence Life)

11:30-12:30, Welcome Ceremony, KIVA Auditorium

12:30-1:30, Students attend a session with colleges, Various Locations

                      Special Parent Session, KIVA Auditorium

1:30-5:00, Family Farewells

5:00-6:00, Program Orientation and Dinner, Kent Student Center

6:00-7:30, Diversity Celebration, Kent Student Center

Tuesday, August 19

8:00-9:00 am, Breakfast, Kent Student Center

9:00-12:00, Kupita Transiciones Sessions, Oscar Ritchie Hall

12:00-1:00, Lunch, Kent Student Center

1:00-4:00, Kupita Transiciones Sessions, Oscar Ritchie Hall

4:00-5:00, Dinner, Kent Student Center

5:00-6:30, Kupita Transiciones Sessions, Oscar Ritchie Hall

7:00-9:00, Social Activity

Wednesday, August 20

8:00-9:00 am, Breakfast, Kent Student Center

9:00-11:15, Kupita Transiciones Sessions, Oscar Ritchie Hall

11:15-12:30, Lunch, Kent Student Center

1:00-5:00, Kupita Transiciones Sessions, Oscar Ritchie Hall

Two Kent Students Studying

Kupita/Transiciones Resources

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