Prepare for Your First Step Day

If you just made a reservation to First Step, a confirmation email has been sent to your Kent State email address with your First Step date selection and other important information.

If you need to change your date due to an unforeseen circumstance, you must call 330-244-3279. Do NOT submit another reservation form.

Prepare for Your First Step Day 

Optional Campus Tours at 8:30 a.m.
Report to Student Services, 132 Main Hall

If you have elected to take a campus tour before First Step begins, report to Student Services, 132 Main Hall, at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive on time.

First Step Check-in at 9:30 a.m.
Report to 
Main Hall Lobby 
(there is no need to arrive any earlier than 9:30 a.m.)

You are welcome to park in any Student or Visitor Lot. Parking passes are not required. Do not park in lots designated for faculty and staff.

Plan to be at First Step from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
All components of First Step are mandatory for incoming first year students. Critical information pertaining to registration and campus resources will be provided throughout the day. Plan your day accordingly so you can attend First Step for its duration.

What to Bring with You to First Step

  • Photo ID so you can get your FLASHcard ID (driver's license or state-issued ID)
  • College Credit Plus: If you have College Credit Plus credit from another school, bring a transcript with you from the college where credit was earned.
  • AP or Tech Prep: Bring course names of any AP or Tech Prep courses you took in high school.

First Step Agenda

  8:30 a.m. Optional Campus Tours 
  9:30 a.m. Check-In for First Step
  9:45 a.m. Welcome
  9:50 a.m. Advising Workshop
10:50 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Paying for College
11:30 a.m. Individual Advising & Registration
  1:30 p.m. First Step Ends


Ruby Groves
Office of Student Services