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Destination Kent State

It’s official: you are now a Golden Flash!

As a new student on a Kent State Columbiana County campus, we look forward to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. Destination Kent State (DKS) is a great way to help you navigate your way through the first few days – and your first semester – on our campus.

There are two important components to this event:

1.    Virtual DKS Webinar

Tuesday, August 18, at 9 a.m.

Virtual orientation

  • One hour webinar will include helpful information on class format, technology tips, success strategies and more
  • Meet our dean, Dr. David Dees


2.    Drive-Thru DKS    

  • Kent State University at Salem
    August 20
    2 -4 p.m.
    Upper parking lot
  • Kent State University at East Liverpool
    August 21
    9 -11 a.m.
    F1 Parking Lot (between Purinton Hall and the YMCA; enter lot from Fourth Street and exit onto Broadway Street)

Drive through your campus of choice and say “Hi!” to Flash and campus staffers while receiving informative handouts from the webinar presenters and some Kent State “swag,” including a t-shirt. 

You only need to attend ONE drive-thru event and it is your choice. Pick the day, time or location that works best for you!      

Students who attend both the Zoom session and one Drive Thru will be entered to win a $500 scholarship!

For more information, reach out via email to