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Fall 2019 International Student Orientation

We look forward to welcoming all new incoming international students to Kent State University. You are required to attend Fall 2019 International Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 15, 2019. During Orientation, you will be provided with a wealth of useful information, including:

  • Maintaining your Visa status

  • Acclimating yourself to American culture and life at Kent State

  • Office of Global Education advising

  • Student support services available at Kent State

  • And much more

Your attendance is mandatory. Please register.

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If you are unable to access the registration form, please email isss@kent.edu


Orientation Week Agenda
Date Time Location Activity
Wednesday, August 14
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kent Student Center
International Student Orientation: Day 1
Mandatory for ALL new incoming international students, including undergraduate, graduate, transfer and ESL students. A lunch is included.
Please bring your passport or student ID with you!
Wednesday, August 14
6:00 pm
Downtown Kent
No-Host Dinners
This is an optional opportunity for international students and their guests to have dinner at a local restaurant with a member of the Global Ambassador team and to explore downtown Kent. Sign up at lunch during International Student Orientation.
Thursday, August 15
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kent Student Center
International Student Orientation: Day 2
Mandatory for all undergraduate international students EXCEPT ESL students.
Thursday, August 15
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bowman Hall
ESL Orientation & Placement Testing
Mandatory for all incoming ESL students. Requires separate registration: https://www.kent.edu/english/esl-center
Thursday, August 15
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Kent Student Center
International Student Resource Fair
Visit the Kent Student Center where representatives from over 40 campus service offices will share student success information. Time to attend this resource fair is built in to all required orientation programs today.
Thursday, August 15
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kent Student Center
Graduate Student Orientation
Mandatory for all incoming graduate students. Requires separate registration: https://www.kent.edu/graduatestudies/gso
Friday, August 16
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kent Student Center
Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation
Mandatory for all incoming graduate teaching assistants (TAs)
Sunday, August 18
3:00 pm
TBD 
International Welcome Picnic
Bring your family and friends as the Office of Global Education hosts a free welcome picnic to meet other international students and their families!

More events can be found on the Office of Global Education calendar of events here!