Spring 2020 International Student Orientation

We look forward to welcoming all new incoming international students to Kent State University. You are required to attend Spring 2020 International Student Orientation on Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10. 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 Agenda
Date Time Location Activity
Friday, December 13 OR Tuesday, December 17 OR
Wednesday, January 8
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Kiva or Student Center Governance Chambers
Transfer Kent State (TKS)
This half-day program is for all incoming transfer students (domestic or international). Register for one of the TKS program dates here.
Wednesday, January 8
9:00 am to 12:30 pm Bowman Hall 133
ESL Orientation & Placement Testing
Mandatory for all incoming ESL students. Requires separate registration: https://www.kent.edu/english/esl-center.
Wednesday, January 8
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Kent Student Center
Banking in America
Join representatives from PNC Bank to learn some basic information about banking in the U.S. You do not need to have a PNC account to attend.
Wednesday, January 8
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
White Hall 107
Travel Training
Join representatives from OGE and PARTA for this optional information session to learn how to use the PARTA bus system.
Thursday, January 9
8:30 am to 5:30 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! Register for ISO here.
Thursday, January 9
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.
Friday, January 10
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Kent Student Center
International Student Orientation: Day 2
Mandatory for all undergraduate international students EXCEPT ESL students.
Friday, January 10
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, January 10
11:30 am to 1:00 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 into all required orientation programs today.

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