Welcome to Kent State University!

Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) is held prior to the start of fall and spring semesters for all new graduate students. 

GSO provides an opportunity to learn about university resources and network with other new graduate students, along with representatives of Kent State's faculty, staff and administration.

Fall 2022 GSO is scheduled for Thursday, August 18 for all new graduate students and Friday, August 19 for all new teaching assistants.

Registration for GSO will open in mid-May and students receive invitations to attend GSO via email. If you need help registering for GSO, contact Kyle Reynolds at If you can't attend the in person GSO, but want access to online GSO resources you can complete the online access form.

Some details on the schedule are available on the GSO Schedule webpage with a final schedule expected by July.

Review the checklist of things to do before starting classes including information on parking passes, health insurance enrollment, immunization requirements, and more.

Questions about GSO can be directed to Kyle Reynolds at