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.

Spring 2022 GSO is scheduled for Friday, January 13 for all new graduate students and new teaching assistants.

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

Review the  GSO Schedule webpage for more details on the program.

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 Alexxus Sidney at