Housing and Facilities


We have arranged for comfortable low-cost housing in one of Kent State’s modern, air-conditioned residence halls from Monday, July 18 to Saturday, August 13, 2016.

The residence halls are located at the center of campus, in easy walking distance from the library, Honors College classroom, and Wellness Center. Carpeted rooms are equipped with a microwave and small refrigerator, and weekly linen service is provided. The buildings have comfortable lounges and free Wi-Fi access.

The Brain sculpture, part of the Behind the Brain plaza near Merrill Hall          Stopher and Johnson residence halls

The cost for this accommodation is as follows:

Individual (single room with private bathroom/shower): around $1,150.
Arrival on Sunday, July 17, will be possible for an additional charge of around $42.00.

Family (two rooms with a private bathroom/shower) may also be available, at a cost of around $1,500.
Arrival on Sunday, July 17, may be possible for an additional charge of around $53.00.

Note: For participants lodging in Kent State University facilities, the charges will be deducted from the first stipend installment. Any deductions will be approved by the participant through a signed document.

Off-campus accommodation
Participants are free to make off-campus arrangements on their own.


Residents with cars will be able to purchase a parking permit at a cost of around $20.



Shrubbery planted outside the front entrance of the main library          A small study area inside the main library   

Seminar participants will have full access to the on-site and online collections at the Kent State Library. The collection has a substantial collection of Chaucer volumes and offers easy access to all major journals. In preparation for the Seminar, the library has updated its collection to include virtually all Chaucer volumes published since 2000, bringing the library’s holdings fully up to date. Any other needed materials can be easily obtained by participants via OhioLink, an efficient delivery system that provides access to the collections of the academic libraries in Ohio.

Meeting Room
Seminar meetings will be held in an air-conditioned, fully equipped seminar room. The seminar room is located in the university’s Honors College.

Wellness Center

Swimming pool and spa area of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center          Treadmills line the bottom floor of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center           

Participants who reside in University housing will have access to the university’s superb Recreation and Wellness Center on a monthly or pay-per-visit basis.