Residence Halls

Kent State In-Depth: Residence Halls

Our goal at Kent State University is to offer residential facilities, programs and services that enhance student learning and support student success. We have flexible housing options available to all students depending on their housing wish list. There are many benefits to living on campus, particularly for international students.  

Benefits and Features
  • Ability to choose the residence hall where you’d like to reside
  • Housing that’s worry-free upon your arrival to Kent State
  • Provides easy access to numerous campus resources such as faculty and academic advisors, the library, computer labs, dining halls, the health center, recreational facilities and student organizations.
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
  • Bus service that provides on-and off-campus transportation, although the campus is easily walkable from any dorm

Depending on your specific requests, there are numerous options available for students.  Most dorms are single or shared and have “pod-style” bathrooms.  Students can also opt for a dorm with private bathrooms or suite style semi-private bathrooms.  All dorms come equipped with a bed and mattress, desk, closet and most come with a mini-refrigerator and microwave.
Kent State makes choosing a dorm easy. If you visit our website, you can get a detailed look at each dorm with a room diagram and what amenities it has.  You can also look at the floor plan and location of each of the residence halls.

Safety and Security

Kent State's Security Aide program is recognized for its excellence. Student Security Aides are in direct contact with the University Police Department via two-way radios. Every residence hall complex is patrolled from 8 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. Sunday – Wednesday, and from 8:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. Thursday – Saturday. The Security Aides receive 100 hours of intense training prior to assuming their duties. They learn CPR, first aid, fire prevention and emergency procedures. The most widely used service offered by the Security Aide program is the escort service. Security aides provide escorts anywhere on campus during their working hours.

Dining Halls

Our dining locations offer a rich diversity of cuisine and cultures. Dining options are spread conveniently across campus. Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, local and organic options are available and labeled for easy identification. Kent State has also been nominated as one of the top 10 most vegan-friendly colleges in America. The addition of our food truck, Fork in the Road, presents a new mobile option with changing locations. Students who live in dorms are required to purchase a dining plan that can be used at 18 locations across campus.

International Village Experience

The International Village Experience (IVE) at Kent State University brings international and American students together to live and learn in a cross-cultural environment. Students who are particularly interested in foreign languages, cultural studies, political science may find an ideal place to live in IVE. Students also get the opportunity to experience culture nights, which focus on a different tradition from around the world.