Housing | Kent State University


Welcome to Residence Services! Your college campus is the heart of your education. It’s where you come together with your peers, professors, mentors and friends. It’s where community is formed. Whether you’re a future student, parent or student leader, we have the housing and residential information you need to make yourself at home. Explore our resources and find out how to apply for on-campus housing.



Summer Student Employment

We are now accepting applications for summer student employment positions for this summer. For more information or to apply, see Flash@Work. Applications are due by March 23rd.


Spring Break Housing

The residence halls will close for spring break at 7pm on March 23 and will reopen at 9am on April 1. Students needing to stay on campus during spring break or return early from spring break will need to submit a spring break housing application.


Apply to be a RA! Application closes 5pm EST on Monday 1/29/18

Please visit www.kent.edu/housing/ra to apply.


Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Incoming Student Housing Application

The fall 2018/spring 2019 Incoming Student Housing Application will be available beginning February 1st at 8:00 am. Please visit https://housing.res.kent.edu/ to apply.


Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Online Contract Renewal

The fall 2018/spring 2019 Contract Renewal Re-Application for current residence hall students will be available February 1st at 8:00am. Please visit https://housing.res.kent.edu/ to re-apply for the upcoming year. Please visit https://www.kent.edu/housing/contract-renewal-guide for more information on the contract renewal process.


Room Change and Room Buyout Information

Beginning Monday, January 29th, the room freeze period will be lifted for the spring semester for students interested in changing rooms. Additionally, if not every bed is assigned in your room, you have the option of contracting for a "buyout", securing the room only for yourself by paying an additional prorated cost. A room buyout is the creation of revised room occupancy (based on availability) and is in effect for the remainder of the spring semester only. For more information about either process, or to initiate either a room change or room buyout, please speak with your Residence Hall Director.


Spring 2018 housing application

The spring 2018 incoming student housing application will be available beginning October 15th at 8:00am. Current residents do not need to reapply. Please visit here to apply.