Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Freshman)
Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Students Achieving and Reaching for Success) is a seven-week cultural transition and retention program designed for newly admitted African-American, Latinx, 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. All students are welcome to join.
As a result of participating in the program, we hope students will:
- Earn college credits towards graduation
- Develop academic, personal, professional, and social skills
- Establish a community with peers, faculty, and staff at Kent State University
- Enrich their cultural identity and self-awareness
Program Cost: The program is free with the exception of covering the administrative fee of approximately $100. Students selected for this program will receive two classes at the university level, plus meals and lodging during the seven weeks of the program.
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For additional info, contact: The Student Multicultural Center at 330-672- 3560 or STUDENT_MULTICULTURAL_CENTER@kent.edu
Bridges Summer Program (Incoming First-Year Students)
The Bridges Summer Program is designed for and offered to incoming first-year students from historically underrepresented and first-generation groups looking to pursue a degree in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.
Advantages of Participating in the Summer Bridges Program:
- A 5-week experience that includes FREE on-campus housing and a meal plan
- Receive up to 7 credits hours before starting the fall semester
- Students have access to peer-tutoring and mentoring provided by/from the EHHS faculty and staff
- Access to College Success workshops and opportunities to explore social and cultural activities in Portage County
- Involvement through Community Service projects and initiatives
- Gain life-long friendships and campus confidence
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 2022
Cost: Varies depending on the workshop
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For additional info, contact: The Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 330-672-3100 or email@example.com
Florence Summer Institute (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Guest Students)
Prepare for the experience of a lifetime!
Check out Program Information to learn about the program dates, academics, accommodations, flights, study tours, and much more.
Ready to apply? Then click on Applying to Kent State Florence Summer Institute for instructions about how to apply through our online system.
Read about Life in Florence to learn about the fun activities the city offers as well as the history of the historic buildings of the Kent State Florence campus.
For detailed information about classes, including course descriptions, refer to the Course Offerings page.
To review Florence Summer Institute fees and what those fees include, check out Program Costs.
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.
- Full-time degree-seeking university student
- Undergraduate Students - 2.5 cumulative GPA (3.3 cumulative GPA required for Internship Program)
- Undergraduate Students - Earned a minimum of 15.0 credit hours
- Graduate Students - 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Graduate Students - Earned a minimum of 6.0 credit hours.
An admissions decision will only be made once your application is complete and reviewed by both Kent State University and Webster University.
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 the 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: June 8 - July 13, 2022
Location: Black Hills, South Dakota, and adjacent parts of Wyoming
More Information 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or the Department of Geology Secretary at 330-672-2680.
Kupita/Transiciones (Undergraduate Students)
Kupita/Transiciones (K/T) is a free program that includes a cultural orientation, transition experience, and year-long mentoring program for newly admitted and transfers African American, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American, and Multiracial students in mind. Spanning over the academic year, students will engage in activities to learn how to successfully navigate their college career by focusing on the cultural and social climate of Kent State University. All students are welcome to join.
As a result of participating in the Kupita/Transiciones (K/T) program, we hope students:
- Feel more connected to Kent State University
- Establish their Kent State University Familia
- Are affirmed in their cultural Identity
- Gain an appreciation for different cultures
- Identify opportunities for engagement at Kent State University
After students participate in the cultural orientation and transition experience, students will continue into the K/T Mentoring Program. The K/T Mentoring Program offers students an opportunity to have their mentor from K/T provide continued assistance, guidance, and support throughout their entire freshman year.
Dates: Registration Deadline is August 1, 2022
Program Cost: Free
Find Additional Information Here
For additional info, contact: The Student Multicultural Center at 330-672- 3560 or STUDENT_MULTICULTURAL_CENTER @kent.edu
Porthouse College Academy (Prospective BFA Students)
The Porthouse College Academy is a musical theatre summer intensive program for high school graduates intending to enroll at Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance as a theatre major. Participants may enroll in either the 3 or 6 credit hour program.
Dates: Check back for 2022 dates
Find More Information Here for The Porthouse College Academy
For additional info, contact: Jennifer Korecki, Coordinator, Porthouse Academy at email@example.com
Summer Writing Commons
Summer Writing Commons are available Schedule an Appointment to schedule an email, text chat, or video conference session with a tutor.
Dates: Summer 2022
For additional info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Guest Program (Ohio residents Age 60 years+)
The Senior Guest Program at Kent State University allows Ohio residents aged 60 years and older to attend regular university on-campus classes tuition-free on a space-available basis.
Dates: Summer Registration May 6-12, 2022
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
Questions? Contact your campus Senior Guest Administrator
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! The summer schedule is available on January 17, 2022, and registration begins on February 21, 2022. See the summer schedule of classes.
Dates: Intersession: May 19-June 8, 2022 (Duration: 3 weeks); Summer I: June 9-July 13, 2022 (Duration: 5 weeks); Summer II: June 9-August 3, 2022 (Duration: 8 weeks); Summer III: July 14-August 17, 2022 (Duration: 5 weeks)
Cost: Varies depending on the 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 email@example.com