What is Destination Kent State?

Overview: Destination Kent State (DKS) is a three-step orientation program that includes Destination Kent State: New Student Orientation, KSU Kickoff and the First-Year Experience course. The New Student Orientation portion is a program for students to have an opportunity to connect with other students, become familiar with campus, get their official Kent State FLASHcard, meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. In addition, we welcome parents and guests to attend DKS to learn more about Kent State including financial aid, residence services, commuter services, and strategies to help their student make a smooth transition to college life.

Getting Started

  • It is easy to register for DKS by logging into your FlashLine account www.kent.edu and select My Lists (the checkmark icon) in the upper right hand corner. Please remember that the University enrollment fee is due, either before, or at the time of DKS registration.
  • Registration begins October 1.
  • On the day of your visit, check-in at the Governance Chambers in the Kent Student Center from 8:00 to 8:30 am. Use the GPS address 1450 Petrarca Drive, Kent, OH 44243.
  • Parking is available across from Eastway in the S-40 & S-37 lots—use your Destination Kent State Parking Pass which can be found in your confirmation email or by visiting www.kent.edu/destination.

DKS Program Fees


Payment of the $150.00 Enrollment Fee is required before a student can register for the Destination Kent State program.


Parents and family members are encouraged to attend the DKS program at no additional cost.