We are glad that you have chosen to become a Golden Flash! The Office of Student Success Programs is here to partner with you and Golden Flash Family members to make the first year extraordinary.

Kent State University offers academic and co-curricular experiences that will amaze and excite you. Our office will serve as the connection to those experiences to help you transition and persist to graduation. We look forward to working with you and your family to make the first year all that you desire it to be.

  • Orientation

    The next step in becoming a Golden Flash is attending the orientation program.  At orientation you will have the opportunity get your Flashcard, connect with your academic home and register for classes!

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  • KSU Kickoff

    KSU Kickoff occurs over four days leading up to the start of classes and involves many activities to celebrate the start of the new year, such as Blastoff!, Convocation, and Discover Downtown Kent. KSU Kickoff dates for Fall 2019 are Sunday, Aug. 18 (residential first-year student move-in) through Wednesday, Aug. 21. 

    KSU Kickoff

  • First-Year Experience Course

    The final part of DKS orientation, The First-Year Experience(FYE) Course, provides a foundational experience for first-year students to connect with the University and their peers.

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