Kent State University at Columbiana County campuses Senior Guest Program is designed to encourage Ohio's Senior Citizens to attend classes on a space-available basis. 

Courses taken through the Senior Guest Program are free, however, some classes have variable costs such as special course fees. The senior guest is responsible for these fees. Most classes held during the fall and spring semesters meet 2-3 times each week for 15 weeks. Senior guests can take classes anytime they are offered, as long as space is available.

  • Senior guests are permitted to take in-person classes only. Online classes are not permitted.
  • Senior guests do not receive credit or a grade.
  • Senior guests are not required to take exams or write research papers.
  • Senior guests are encouraged to do assignments and participate in class discussions, but are not required to.
  • Purchasing books is optional.

Ohio residents 60 years of age or older and have been a resident of Ohio for at least the last 12 months. 

Senior guests meeting the eligibility criteria above must apply during the following periods:

  • Summer 2019 (all sessions): May 6 - July 12, 2019
  • Fall 2019: August 12 - 28, 2019
  • Spring 2019: January 2 - 18, 2019

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Senior guests are eligible to receive a Kent State University FLASHcard, the preferred method of identification on campus. You can get a FLASHcard in the Office of Student Services. Be sure to bring a photo ID with you.

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Purinton Hall

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Salem Main Classroom Building