Kent State Student Vaccination Event Registration Information

Dear Kent State University Students,

Beginning this Thursday, April 8, Kent State will be holding several vaccination clinics for students as part of a program announced by Gov. Mike DeWine. Kent State will be receiving a large quantity of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccines, which will be given for free to students.

We strongly encourage all students to get vaccinated. The Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine is ideal for students who will leave campus by the end of spring break and will not return when classes resume fully remote on April 19. Residence hall students may choose to extend their stay to take advantage of this opportunity. The extended-stay option will allow students to remain in their residence hall until April 24, beyond the scheduled April 17 checkout, and will be at no cost to students. Further details will be provided in the confirmation email once vaccine registration is complete.

Students may register to receive the vaccination on the Kent Campus at or by calling 330-672-2525. Distribution on the Kent Campus will be held at the Kent State Ice Arena, 650 Loop Road, Kent, OH 44242.

Students must be 18 years or older to receive the Johnson & Johnson shot and should try to avoid scheduling a vaccination that conflicts with a scheduled exam.

Students should not schedule a vaccination if they are experiencing COVID symptoms, are currently in isolation for COVID or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID, who is quarantined.

While still quite low compared to the fall semester, our numbers of weekly positive cases have been increasing, and the Ohio Department of Health notes the Kent Campus as a hot spot of increased transmission. We are also seeing a worrisome trend as at least one of the new, more communicable variants of the COVID-19 virus is now present in Northeast Ohio, and these variants appear to impact young people more than previous variants.

Soon, Kent State students may also register to be vaccinated at a Regional Campus site. Registration information for Regional Campus vaccination sites will be posted on the Kent State vaccination page.

We appreciate the effort of everyone in these efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.


Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D.
Vice President, Student Affairs

Julie Volcheck
Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Director, University Health Services

Lisa Dannemiller, M.D.
Chief University Physician

POSTED: Monday, April 5, 2021 - 5:58pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 5, 2021 - 5:58pm