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First Year Programs

First Year Programs

Successful first-year students at Kent State University are those who learn how to utilize resources, resolve problems, and prepare themselves to take full advantage of their time on campus. First-Year Programs are fun and informative programs offered throughout the year which allow first-year students to meet and connect with other first-year students. They are also designed to expose first-year students to campus resources to assist in their success.

Programs

Save My Semester

A mid-term workshop designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore how they can get back on track to achieving their academic goals. The workshop will include activities related to goal setting, the development of an action plan, and indentifying campus resources.

Student Success Series

Successful first-year students at Kent State University are those who learn how to utilize resources, resolve problems, and prepare themselves to take full advantage of their time on campus. The Student Success Series helps to promote this success by offering workshops on the common concerns and questions first-year students have during their transition to university life.

Presentations are provided by experts on the topics presented as well as Student Success Leaders who can provide peer to peer information and guidance. Approximately 100 workshops are offered each academic year.

Students are asked to select an offering that is of interest to fulfill a requirement for their First Year Experience course. However, students are highly encouraged to continue attending Success Series workshops that interest them throughout the year.

Student Success Series Topics
  • Academic Success
  • Academic Hall
  • Career Exploration
  • Campus Resources
  • Civic Management and Awareness
  • Diversity
  • Financial Management
  • Get Involved!
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Technology and Electronic Communications