Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Freshman)

Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Students Achieving and Reaching for Success) is a cultural transition and retention program designed for newly admitted African-American, Latinx American, Hispanic, Native American and Multiracial freshmen. The program helps to prepare students to achieve academic success, enrich their college experience and explore their cultural heritage. As a result of participating in the program, we hope students will: develop academic, personal, professional and social skills, establish a community with peers, faculty, and staff at Kent State University,  and enrich their cultural identity and self-awareness.

Dates: June 9 - July 19, 2019
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For additional info, contact: The Student Multicultural Center at 330-672- 3560 or

Bridges Summer Program (Incoming First-Year Students)

The Bridges Summer Program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS) is an exciting opportunity designed to prepare incoming first-year students from historically under-represented groups for college. 

Dates: June 8 - July 12, 2019
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For additional info, contact: The Office of Diversity Outreach and Development at 330-672-2537 or

Credit Workshops (Undergraduate, Graduate, Transfer, and Non-Kent State Students) 

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education offers a variety of workshops in education, art education and other areas. Credit workshops, like for-credit continuing education courses, meet university and Ohio Board of Regents standards for contact hours and out-of-class time and adhere to the cost per credit hour set by the University Board of Trustees.

Dates: Summer 2019
Cost: Varies depending on workshop
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For additional info, contact: The Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 330-672-3100 or

Florence Summer Institute (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Guest Students)

Apply today for the Kent State Florence International Institute program. 

Please note: The application deadline for 2019 has passed. 

Dates: May 29 - June 29, 2019
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition and Additional Fees
Location: Florence, Italy 
Register Here for Florence Summer Institute 
For additional info, contact: Amber Cruxton, Interim Director at or Kristina Spangler, Education Abroad Advisor at 

Geneva Summer Program (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Guest Students)

Kent State University has been educating students in Geneva for more than 30 years. Continuing this rich tradition, Kent State, in partnership with Webster University, offers this exciting summer program in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland. Participants will experience an enriching academic and cultural setting for the 7-week summer program, as well as have the opportunity for independent travel around Europe.

Dates: May 22 - July 13, 2019
Time: All Day
Cost: Program Fees
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Register Here for Geneva Summer Program 
For additional info, contact: Kristina Spangler, Education Abroad Advisor at 

Geology - Summer Field Camp (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

The fundamental purpose of this course is to teach geology in the field. Because geology in the field involves creation and interpretation of geologic maps, various field techniques are introduced in this course as necessary for the map-making exercises. Scholarships are available. 

Dates: Annually in June and July, during Kent State's Summer Session I
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition Fees
Location: Black Hills, South Dakota and adjacent parts of Wyoming
Register Here for Summer Field Camp 
For additional info, contact: Dr. David B. Hacker, Director, Geology Summer Field Camp, Kent State University at 330-672-7883 or or the Department of Geology Secretary at 330-672-2680. 

Porthouse College Academy (Prospective BFA Students) 

The Porthouse College Academy is designed for students who have been accepted or wish to be accepted into Kent State's BFA Musical Theatre program. Participants can earn up to 6 credit hours towards their degree and get a jump start on their musical theatre experience at Kent State.

Dates: July 9-21, 2019
Find More Information Here for The Porthouse College Academy 
For additional info, contact: Jennifer Korecki, Coordinator, Porthouse Academy at 

Porthouse International Academy (International Students) 

Founded in 2015, the Porthouse International Academy is an opportunity for international students to experience the workings of a professional American theatre and take theatre classes for college credit. The International Academy runs concurrently with the Porthouse College Academy. Throughout the three-week program, students will experience life on an American college campus, take classes in dance, acting, and voice, and observe rehearsals of Porthouse Theatre's production of The Music Man

Dates: July 8-28, 2018
Find More Information Here for The Porthouse International Academy 
For additional info, contact: Jakyung Seo, Coordinator, Porthouse International Academy at 330-672-2055 or 

Summer Advantage (Undergraduate Students)

Summer Advantage is an educational journey based on Career Exploration, Success Coaching and Academic Coursework. The program is designed to assist underrepresented students to graduate in four years and envision a path for the future by building a support network of peers and professional staff. All undergraduate underrepresented students are encouraged to apply!

Dates: June 3 - July 12, 2019 
Find Additional Information Here (Registration is now closed)
For additional info, contact: Academic Diversity Outreach at 330-672-1837 or

Senior Guest Program (Ohio residents Age 60 years+) 

The Senior Guest Program at Kent State University allows Ohio residents age 60 years and older to attend regular university on-campus classes tuition-free on a space-available basis.

Dates: Summer 2019
Cost: Senior Guests are responsible for the payment of special course fees covering materials and supplies as well as the $12 per credit hour distance learning fee assessed for all online courses.
Find More Information on the Senior Guest Program and Class Schedules Here 
For additional info, contact: The Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 330-672-2002 or

Summer Sessions (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Transfer Students) 

Whether you are a current Kent State student or attend a different college, Summer Sessions at Kent State are a great way to catch up and get ahead. Hundreds of summer classes are available—including many you can take online. See how far you can advance – when you see yourself at Kent State this summer!

Dates: Intersession: May 20-June 7, 2019; Summer I: June 10-July 13, 2019; Summer II: June 10-August 3, 2019; Summer III: July 15-August 17, 2019
Cost: Varies depending on class
Find More Information on Summer Sessions and Class Schedules Here 
For additional info, contact: Marilyn Bokrass, Outreach Program Director at 330-672-8658 or