Open Enrollment is Oct. 16 - Nov. 3. Each year in the fall, benefits-eligible employees may select and make changes to their health coverage plans based on their needs and the needs of their family. Outside a qualifying life event, this will be the only window during which such changes may be made. Note that all benefits-eligible employees are strongly encouraged to go through Open Enrollment as some benefits selections do not carry over without the employee's annual approval. Be on the lookout for your Open Enrollment postcard, which includes Open Enrollment Fair details.

  • Next month, Kent State will launch a university-wide Mental Health Campaign that showcases over 30 campaign advocates, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Join us on World Mental Health Day, Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for a special conversation with licensed therapist Kier Gaines as we kick off the campaign and bring more awareness to this very important topic.

  • University employees and students who are interested in exploring our world-class graduate programs are invited to attend the Kent State University Graduate Fair. Event attendees will have an opportunity to connect individually with specific graduate program staff, learn about support resources for graduate students and attend various workshops such as “Crafting a Remarkable Grad App.”

  • Join us in-person for the 22nd Annual Bowman Cup 5k Race and 1-Mile Run-Walk-Roll on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023.  The race, named after fedora-loving former Kent State University President Dr. George Bowman, will take place kicking off Kent State University Spirit Week. Register before Sept. 24 to receive a race t-shirt.

  • Online final grading for Fall 2023 (POT F1) begins Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, via FlashFAST. Grading is also now available for any Fall 2023 course section that was flexibly scheduled. The deadline for grading submission is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Any final grades for Fall 2023 courses not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow. These Fall 2023 courses will be available in the Workflow on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023.