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MOVERS AND GROOVERS

Each fall during freshman move-in day, Kent Interhall Council sponsors the Movers and Groovers program. Movers and Groovers are returning students who return to campus early to assist with the move-in process for incoming freshmen.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Hall Council, Kent Interhall Council (KIC), working at the Area Desk, running for an executive board position, becoming a resident assistant — the opportunities to develop your leadership skills are countless!

Students sled down a hill during winter breakWINTER BREAK HOUSING

Over winter break, a select number of our residence halls remain open for students needing break housing: Beall Hall, Centennial Court C, Centennial Court D, Clark Hall, Engleman Hall, Leebrick Hall, Koonce Hall, McDowell Hall and Wright Hall.

HANG OUT IN THE LOBBY

There’s always something to do! Hall Council, Living-Learning Communities and the resident assistant staff of your building will plan a variety of events each semester. Additionally, many of our halls have televisions, pianos, ping-pong tables, pool tables and other activities in the lobby.

PARTICIPATE IN TRADITIONS

Living Arts Week, Quad Bash, Lil’ Sibs Weekend, final’s week Midnight Breakfast, Blizzard Bash, Relay for Life, Black Squirrel Festival, RecycleMania, painting the Rock, sledding down Blanket Hill. What traditions will you participate in? What new traditions will you help start?

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Each residence hall is partnered with a local agency. Staff members in each hall will coordinate multiple opportunities throughout the year for residents.


Live and Thrive On Campus

RESIDENCE HALL WIRELESS NETWORK

All 25 of our residence halls have building-wide wireless connectivity. This means whether you are studying in your room, working on a research paper in the lounge or hanging out with friends down in the main lobby, you will be connected.

RESIDENCE HALL DIRECTORS

Each of our residence halls is overseen by a full-time residence hall director (RHD). This individual supervises the RAs of the building and works closely with the hall council to provide a variety of opportunities to the residents. Your RHD will be an excellent person for you to seek out anytime you have a question or need assistance while living on campus.

Students talk with an area desk staff memberSECURITY AIDE PROGRAM

Security aides offer an additional level of safety and security to the residence halls. While on duty nightly from 8 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. Sunday - Wednesday and 8 p.m. - 4 a.m. Thursday - Saturday, the security aides perform periodic rounds through all of the residence halls. Additionally, the security aide program offers a campus escort option for students.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

A wide array of academic support options are available to students living on campus. All of our Living-Learning Communities have faculty and academic staff members who hold office hours in the the residence halls. The Academic Success Center offers a variety of tutoring, study groups and supplemental instruction sessions in a variety of residence hall locations.

AREA SERVICE DESKS

Four conveniently located area service desks provide a variety of services to our residence hall population. Services range from mail and package delivery, maintenance and housekeeping requests to providing replacement keys.


A student uses their laptop to look for a roommate on RoomSyncRoomSync

After you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a Facebook™ app called RoomSync™. After installing RoomSync™, you can use the app to search on Facebook™ for a potential roommate.

After finding a roommate, both students need to request and confirm each other on their original housing application.