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Schedule A Visit

New students are encouraged to schedule a visit to Kent State University and the College of Communication and Information (CCI) to learn about the campus, our schools and majors.

Parking for all of these programs is in the Kent Student Center Parking Lot off Summit Street. Tell the parking attendant you are on campus for a college visitation program. See the Campus Map for directions and a map of campus. Occasionally, the School of Communication Studies offers "one-day" permits to visitors but special accommodations are required. Visitors may park at meters located in most parking areas, in the Student Center visitor lot, or by obtaining a $3, "one-day" permit from Parking Services. Rates are posted at each meter and at the Student Center lot.

For general questions about college and school visits, contact Debra Lamm in the Dean's Office of the College of Communication and Information at 330-672-2950 or

Tours & Visits for CCI Undergraduate Majors

All CCI Majors: Exploration Sessions

The College of Communication and Information (CCI) Exploration Session is designed for prospective students who are considering careers in the fields of digital science (working with computer technology), digital film and media production, graphic design, journalism, photography, photojournalism, communication studies, user experience design (UXD), or data science.  The exploration session is a broad overview of the undergraduate majors within CCI as well as information about CCI’s student organizations, including student media, study abroad, CCI’s living-learning community (Olson Hall), and more. After the session, prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to ask questions and see the facilities.

Register for an Exploration Session

Contact Debra Lamm in the Dean's Office of the College of Communication and Information with questions at 330-672-2950 or

Communication Studies Majors (COMM)

Prospective COMM students and their guests will have the opportunity to meet with a college professional to hear more about CCI’s undergraduate Communication Studies program.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how CCI’s Communication Studies’ graduates are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s workplace—from international organizations, health-related industries, and nonprofit organizations, to  governmental agencies, marketing, and business. 

VIEW & Register for a COMM Information Session

For questions about COMM visits, please contact Kelly Schobinger,, (330) 672-2659.

Digital Sciences Majors (DS)

Tours are offered throughout semester for prospective Digital Sciences majors.  

VIEW & Register for a DS Information Session

For questions about DS visits, please contact Deanna Burritt-Peffer,, (330) 672-2725.

Journalism & Mass Communication Majors (JMC)

Prospective JMC students and their guests will join us for a guided tour of Franklin Hall, our modern, multimedia facility and home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC).  They will see our HD digital TV studio, media newsroom where print, broadcast and multimedia intersect, and learn more about the JMC majors.  Students and guests will have the opportunity to observe a TV broadcast following the tour.

VIEW & Register for a JMC School Tour

For questions about JMC tours, please contact Lorie Bednar,, (330) 672-2572.

Visual Communication Design Majors (VCD)

Tours are offered to prospective VCD majors through the semester and start in Rm. 241 Taylor Hall.  

VIEW & Register for a VCD School Tour

For questions about VCD tours, please contact Anita Francisco,, (330) 672-7856.

General Campus Visits & Preview Days

Campus Tours

If you haven’t seen the Kent State campus yet, we’d suggest that you schedule a campus tour on the same day as a college information sessions or school tour (see below).  Campus tours are offered daily for both undergraduate and graduate students and include a 30-minute presentation and a 90-minute walking tour. 

Preview KSU!

Preview KSU!, offered once during the summer and fall semesters by Undergraduate Admissions, includes a comprehensive visitation program for high school students and families.  Students can attend a CCI academic session as part of Preview KSU.

Register for Campus Tours & Preview Days

Tours & Visits for CCI Graduate and Doctoral Students

Graduate (Masters) Students

If you're a future graduate student, please contact the graduate coordinator for your program of interest to schedule a visit or tour of the facilities.

Doctoral (Ph.D.) Students

If you're a future doctoral student interested in our Ph.D. program, please contact Danielle Sarver Coombs, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean,, to schedule an individual visit.