Fall Move-in 2020: Staggered, Safe, and Successful
It goes without saying this was the most unconventional residence hall move-in process ever at Kent State University and one we will never forget. Between August 19 – 23, over 3,600 new and returning Flashes moved into their residence hall rooms. New this year were staggered and timed move-in slots to allow for move physical distancing and reduced crowd levels around buildings, in lobbies, and on elevators. While different than traditional move-in processes, many students and family members mentioned they enjoyed the ability to slowly move-in and to do so in a safe and efficient way.
RESIDENT ASSISTANTS EXPERIENCE THE WORLD DOWN UNDER
Through a unique partnership between Kent State University Residence Services and Deakin University Residential Services, ten of our student leaders (accompanied by two professional staff members) traveled to Australia for a short-term study abroad program. Twelve students from Deakin Residential Services were amazing hosts during the time away. The program took place November 16- 23, 2019.
COMMUNITY 2 COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM IN ACTION
As part of the Department of Residence Services Community 2 Community Service Program, Leebrick and Korb Halls residents and staff (Rachel Harris, Cameron Aloway, Kiara Carter, and Meghan Miller) recently visited the Center of Hope in Ravenna, Ohio to volunteer. The volunteers helped LaJoyce Harris, Program Manager, organize the pantry and accept multiple donations. The Community 2 Community Service Program is a partnership between the Department of Residence Services and a dozen local community non-profit organizations.
ALTERNATIVE WINTER BREAK TRIP PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE AND LEARNING
Over winter break, 16 Kent State students and staff members traveled to Washington, D.C. for an Alternative Winter Break trip, where the group focused on hunger and homelessness in the nation’s capital. Students stayed in the Steinbruck Center, a ministry of Luther Place Memorial Church, that provides research opportunities to learn about the root causes of poverty and homelessness. Upon arrival, the group took part in a Homelessness and Poverty in D.C. Workshop, then became involved by volunteering with community service at D.C.
Fall 2020 Incoming Student Housing Application
The housing application for students not currently living on campus who wish to apply for on-campus housing for the fall 2020 semester became available on February 1st at 8:00am EST. Please visit https://housing.res.kent.edu/ to apply.