Department of Residence Services

Executive Director's Welcome

Greetings!

On behalf of the Department of Residence Services I would like to welcome you to our website.

The mission of our department is to create safe and inclusive communities that foster student success. Our mission provides the foundation for the programs, services, and staffing we provide in the residence halls.

Nearly 89% of students’ time is spent outside the classroom and when they are living on-campus, much of that time is spent in the residence halls. The living environment and programs offered in the residence halls are designed to aid students in becoming more independent, clarify their personal values, contribute to their community, experience multiculturalism, challenge their ideas, understand their emotions, and navigate conflict in healthy ways.

Research shows that students who live on-campus do better academically, graduate sooner, and have more interaction with faculty and staff than students who do not; Kent State University is no exception. 

Please explore our website, ask questions, and visit us to learn more!

For campus tour information, please contact the Admissions Office directly at 330-672-2444 or 1-800-988-KENT. If you have questions about living on-campus, please contact us at 330-672-7000.

We look forward to seeing you during your next visit to campus! 

Jill Jenkins
Executive Director, Residence Services
Department of Residence Services