Kent Campus Building Addresses
In October 2008, the Office of the University Architect assigned all Kent State University Kent Campus buildings a street address. The addresses were assigned so that buildings could be found through services such as Google Maps and MapQuest. All Kent Campus buildings, even those along the Esplanade, now have a street address.
Finding Kent State University's Kent Campus was the primary goal but now, with building addresses, students will also be able to find directions and even view a satellite photo of the individual campus buildings. In the past, using mapping services to find the university posed a challenge, as the only address was a post office box. When individuals searched for the Kent Campus, they often found Regional Campuses since those schools have an address.
To assign the addresses, the university architect's office also worked with the campus police department to ensure the change was done properly and in a way that would not interfere with emergency response units. When an emergency call comes in on campus, the exact location of the call is known, including the building name and room number. Even though buildings will now have an address, the emergency call will continue to show the building name and room number. Signs outside the campus buildings have been updated to include the newly-assigned numbered addresses.