Success Resource Center


Below are resources we've assembled to help you make it to graduation or to the end of the semester successfully. General Kent State University updates will be posted at  


Will the current situation affect my timeline to graduation?

No, it will not! We're committed to finding solutions to help you fulfill all of your graduation requirements, including exhibition requirements. More details regarding these solutions, particularly for graduating seniors and graduate students, will be coming very soon!

Can I access the Center for the Visual Arts for any reason?

Building access is currently restricted per university policy regarding COVID-19. Studios and classrooms are not open for use at this time. If you need to retrieve items such as art supplies, books and other materials from your locker, please contact Campus Security at 330-672-2212 before heading to campus to make arrangements.

I'm currently student teaching. Will I still be able to fulfill this requirement?

Yes! You have already met state minimum hourly requirements for student teaching. The remainder of your time this semester will be spent working with your cooperative teaching in other ways. Please stay in close contact with the Art Education faculty for updates and with any questions.

What is happening to my BFA/MFA thesis exhibition?

The faculty are currently working on solutions regarding the canceled thesis exhibitions.

Who can help with registration questions for summer and fall?

Maria Robertson, our undergraduate academic advisor, remains available to assist with any questions you may have about registration and courses. Peter Johnson, graduate coordinator, is available for any advising for graduate students. Both can be reached by email: Maria Robertson –; Peter Johnson –

Remote Learning/Teaching Resources

KSU's Keep On Learning Guide for Students

Keep On Learning

Online Tutoring with the Academic Success Center

Learn About Online Tutoring

Free Internet for Students

Charter Communications (Spectrum)

Comcast (Internet Essentials)

Free Adobe Creative Cloud for Students, Faculty and Staff

Free Adobe CC

Connect with LeAnn Starlin Nilsson, College of the Arts director of recruitment and retention, on Instagram (@successinthearts) for more support.

Click here for the Instagram page

Health Resources During COVID-19

Mental Health Info (PDF)

University Health Services Hours (PDF)

See the website below for webinars, websites and tutorials for mental and physical health from Kent State of Wellness.

Resource Page from Kent State of Wellness

Information via 211

211 is an organization that can assist folks with connecting to local county-based resources. They can be accessed via the website to look up information or by calling "211" from any phone. It is available in every state. It may assist with students and their families connecting to additional resources like food pantries, health clinics and utilities. Folks can search online or call and speak to a specialist.

Additional Resources for Faculty and Staff

KSU's Keep On Teaching Guide for Faculty

Keep On Teaching

KSU's Keep On Working Guide for Staff

Keep On Working

Step Up Speak Out (SUSO)

Step Up Speak Out is an initiative at Kent State to help educate faculty and staff about how to appropriately interact with and refer students who might be in distress. The campus resources page has information about supportive services and mental health services both on and off campus for each campus.