Smart Start Saturday Orientation | Kent State University

Smart Start Saturday Orientation

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Kent State Stark

Kent State University at Stark welcomes you to campus on August 26 for Smart Start Saturday. This is your new student orientation that will prepare you for the first day of classes - and your new college life.

Smart Start Saturday is for new students at Kent State Stark starting in Fall 2017. Attendance is mandatory.

Make your reservation by August 25



  • Parental/guest attendance is optional, but welcome! (limit 2 parents/guests per student)
  • Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Recreation & Wellness Center
  • Park in Lot 101, the large student parking lot to the right of the Frank Avenue entrance
  • Find out what you need to know for the first day of classes
  • Participate in new student orientation sessions
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch on the lawn for you and your parents/guests
  • Receive a free Kent State Stark picnic blanket (1 per student/family)
  • Pick up or buy your books at the Bookstore 
  • Get your Kent State FLASHcard
  • Take a "find your classrooms" tour

Dress for the Weather:

During Smart Start Saturday, students and guests will be walking between buildings on campus. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for warm weather and bring umbrellas in case of rain.

Open Offices:

  • Student Services: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Bookstore: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Library: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Parking Services: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Kristi Yerian
Assistant Director for FYE
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall