Visit the Arts

Fall visit dates will be posted soon. Our Assistant Dean of Recruitment & Retention, LeAnn Starlin Nilsson, is accepting appointments for phone and web-based meetings so that you can receive information on the majors and our academic programs. You can contact her directly at or via phone at 330-672-8392.

We also invite you to consider attending our fall Preview Days, sponsored by University Admissions. Each Preview Day will feature information about academic majors, and we would love to see you on campus!

Preview KSU:

October 23rd, 9 am
Kent Student Center Ballroom
Register Here


November 6th, 9 am
Kent Student Center Ballroom
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Committing to a college is a big deal. Since we want you to be sure the Fashion School at Kent State University is right for you, we encourage you to plan a visit to campus. The Fashion School at Kent State University welcomes future students to participate in one of our fall information sessions. Dates and registration will be posted here later in the summer. 



Hosted by the Fashion School, the Fashion Prospective Day offers attendees an information session about our academic programs, including Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising. In this session, our academic advisors will review the majors, course curriculum, and detailed information about study away and internship opportunities. Join us to learn more about Fashion at Kent State University and how you can experience a life in the arts! This event is open to prospective students and their families, or transfer students interested in attending the School of Fashion. These events will resume in fall 2021 and will include remote and face to face options. If you have questions about the program, please contact LeAnn Starlin Nilsson, Assistant Dean, Recruitment & Retention, College of the Arts,




The School of Art Tour Day includes a presentation about the majors in the School of Art (Studio Art, Art History and Art Education) as well as information about study abroad opportunities, faculty mentoring and professional academic advising, scholarships and more. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to meet the director of the School of Art, the professional academic advisor and current art students for a question-and-answer session. More information on our Center for Visual Arts and its facilities can be viewed at School of Art Tour Days will resume regularly in the fall. If you have questions about the program, please contact Marie Bukowski, Director, and Professor, School of Art,



Discover Theatre Days

The School of Theatre and Dance Discover Theatre and Dance Days are information session that provide a comprehensive overview of the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University. Attendees will meet Theatre and Dance faculty and current students, and will receive information on our majors, such as musical theatre, performance, and design and technology. Dates and times for fall will be listed here later this summer. 



School of Music

Music Open House (Fall semester only)

The School of Music Open House is a visitation program for high school students, transfer students, parents and teachers. This year, the remote information session will happen Saturday, November 7th. Participants will be able to meet current faculty in their areas of interest and get to know some current students, tips for college level auditions, and much more. We hope you can join us! Registration will open in late September. 



Fab Friday Series


The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music sponsors an on-site music clinic for area youth music groups, the Fab Friday series, in cooperation with the Division of Bands and the Department of Music Education at Kent State University. Fab Friday programs offer the opportunity for young students to bring instrumental music groups to the Glauser School to work with the conducting staff, applied faculty, graduate assistants and current music students. 


For more information about the Fab Friday Series:
Band directors may contact
Orchestra directors may contact the School of Music office at 330-672-2172.

Register for a Music Sample Lesson Day

Music Sample Lesson Day is a comprehensive program for prospective high school junior, senior and college transfer students interested in being music majors or minors. This program offers attendees the opportunity to take a sample lesson on your main instrument and connect with School of Music faculty in your area of interest. To set up a Music Sample Lesson Day or learn more, please click on the link below:

Schedule a Music Sample Lesson Day


Special Group Visits

Schools or community groups with prospective college students may coordinate a visit in the School of Art, School of Music, or School of Theatre & Dance. Currently, we cannot host guests or visitors on campus. However, we are interested in providing information sessions for your students or class. If you are interested in having us provide a remote information session, please fill out the link below and we will follow up with you. 

Group Visit Request Form