Seating Adjacent to Kent Student Center Now Available for Dining

Dear Kent State University Students, Staff and Faculty,

On Thursday, Oct. 15, University Dining Services will provide an additional outdoor heated tent on the Student Green near the Kent Student Center on the Kent Campus. This new tent will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Last week, University Dining Services began providing outdoor heated tents in strategic locations across campus to offer safe, convenient seating for Kent Campus community members to enjoy their meals. While meals can be brought into these tents, there will be no food for sale in the tents.

The tents are part of Kent State’s effort to decrease in-person contact. All Kent Campus dining locations will continue to serve takeout meals only.

Additional tents are located near dining halls in the following locations:

  • Adjacent to the Design Innovation (DI) Hub — open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and closed Saturday and Sunday.
  • Adjacent to Fletcher Hall near Eastway Center — open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

With the addition of the Student Green tent, University Dining Services will remove the outdoor tent that was erected adjacent to Clark Hall near Eastway Center.

The dining tents will be open until Friday, Nov. 20. For information about dining hall services, hours and locations, visit These tents are to be used only for dining and not for any other purpose.

As always, remember we must all do what’s right to stop the spread of the virus in our community. It is imperative that everyone follows the Flashes Safe Seven safety principles on and off campus, wear a face covering at all times, avoid large gatherings and parties and limit in-person contact with others. Visitors to Kent Campus residence halls will continue to be limited to Kent State students living on the Kent Campus.

Flashes Unite — Do What’s Right to keep our community healthy and safe!


Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
Chair, Pandemic Leadership Committee

POSTED: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:40am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:49pm