COVID-19: Moving Forward and Lessons Learned
In the past year, COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our lives in one way or another. This is particularly the case for residential living on campus. While we all look forward to the day that COVID is under control and we can return to a more normal and routine pace of college life, for now change and adaptation is the rule of the day.
To aid in the ever-evolving change and adaptation that comes with living during a pandemic, a small team within Residence Services has been formed to take the lead in one specific area of our department response to COVID, Quarantine and Isolation
Security Escort Service Expanded to Better Serve Students
Kent State students now have more opportunities to take advantage of the security escort service on campus. Beginning this semester, the Office of Safety & Security within the Department of Residence Services has extended the availability of escorts for students. Escorts can walk students to and from any location on campus between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. (Sunday – Wednesday) and 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. (Thursday – Saturday).
To request an escort, students simply call 330-672-7004 and a Safety Assistant or Security Aide will meet the student at their location on campus and escort
Twin Community Strives to Educate and Engage Around Social Justice
Over the past several months the nation and world has seen injustices too many to name. Many times we are left speechless, angry, frustrated, or just sad. We can choose to see these injustices and ignore them, or we can find ways to learn more, to educate others, and to do our part to make the situation better in some small way. This is exactly what Charlotte Lee, one of our Social Justice Advocates for the Twin Community has done. This semester, Charlotte is publishing a weekly newsletter she sends to her residents highlighting ways they can learn, educate, and do their part for social jus
Mask Up!...and Build Community
In a semester unlike any other it can be challenging to build connections with new people, but it does not have to be that way. For the Resident Assistants in the Lake/Olson community, building community has taken place in a few creative ways. So far this semester, the RAs have planned events for their residents ranging from small group rock climbing, attending an on-campus Black Lives Matter protest, and pre-semester campus tours to ensure new residents knew their way around campus. While it is true building and maintaining community this semester is more challenging, the RAs in the Lake/O
Twin Community Teaches in More Ways Than One
During the month of October, the RAs in the Twin Community have been making very creative and eye-catching floor bulletin boards. Each board is designed to engage students, while also aligning with the Residential Curriculum Learning Domains that are in place for each hall each year. The boards this month are being used to engage, teach, and motivate residents about such topics as mental health, identity, campus resources, self-care, alcohol awareness and safety, and more. While some of the boards are passive, some of them are interactive! The boards are meant to be resources for residents
Apply for Housing - New Students to Housing for Fall 2023
The housing application for new students (who do not currently live on campus) will be available starting Feb. 1 at 8am.
Apply for Housing - Students Currently Living on Campus
The Contract Renewal process will start Feb. 1 at 8 am. Please review the Contract Renewal Guide for more detailed infomration and important dates.
Apply for Housing - Are you under 18
Students who are under 18 at the time of applying for housing must have a parent or guardian complete the Parent/Guardian Approval process before they’re able to submit a housing application.