Students Connect With Kent State Community During Welcome Weekend

Kent State freshman students make their way down the Lefton Esplanade during a new student orientation visit to downtown Kent during Welcome Weekend.

Before the fall semester starts on Aug. 25, new students are invited to participate in Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that ran Aug. 21-24 and helped students familiarize themselves with the Kent State University community. The events during the weekend served as an opportunity for students to transition into the university environment and learn about the academic and social opportunities that exist at Kent State.

Congratulations, Graduates

Kent State University President Beverly Warren takes a selfie with an ROTC Cadet backstage after commencement

Kent State University held its summer Commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,636 degrees, including 851 bachelor’s degrees, 462 master’s degrees, 74 doctoral degrees, 227 associate degrees and 22 educational specialist degrees.

Celebrating Spring Commencement

A new Kent State graduate poses in front of the fountain in Risman Plaza after his commencement ceremony held May 10.

Kent State University congratulates its new graduates. The university held its Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on May 9 and May 10 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). This spring, Kent State conferred 3,820 degrees, including 2,811 bachelor’s degrees, 860 master's degrees, 144 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees. 

Across the university's eight-campus system, 4,551 students graduated from Kent State this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.

Therapy Dogs Return for Stress-Free Zone Event, Library Extends Hours for Finals

A therapy dog and a Kent State student take a close look at each other during the Stress-Free Zone event held in the lobby of the library.

The school year is coming to an end and finals, along with the stress that comes with them, are quickly approaching. 

Kent State University students, faculty and staff can melt their stress away at the Stress-Free Zone event held by University Libraries on May 5 and 6 from 3-5 p.m. Therapy dogs will return to the first floor of the University Library to help reduce the pressures of finals week and offer a study break to students. 

Six-Year Capital Plan Approved to Support Kent State’s Physical Transformation

Kent State University’s Board of Trustees today (Dec. 4) approved a comprehensive, six-year capital plan that requests state funding for key building and renovation projects for the university’s eight campuses for the period 2015-2020. All of Ohio’s public colleges and universities are required to submit such long-range plans to the Ohio Board of Regents every two years, and all plans are contingent upon the levels of capital appropriations that will be made by the Ohio General Assembly.