Looking for a place to spend your downtime? The Kent Student Center offers numerous locations for quiet studying, group projects, and hanging out with friends. Explore below to see what we have to offer!
Need a boost in battery life to get through your day? Free and easy to use, just plug into one of our charging stations, grab a bite to eat, and recharge! Charging stations are located in convenient areas on each floor with various types of plugs in each locker to charge your tablets, phones, and other devices.
Located on the first floor just across from the information desk, PNC banking allows students to manage their money responsibly and effortlessly. PNC Student Banking makes managing your money while you're at school one less thing to worry about. You can make an appointment or simply walk up to ask quick questions, but the ATM is conveniently available to students as long as the building is open.
The Kent State campus bookstore has everything students need to be prepared for class and so much more.
You’ll find basic supplies, grab-and-go essentials, technology, best sellers and classics, games, snacks, school spirit gear, and opportunities for exploration. Stop by sometime to meet the helpful staff and browse all they have to offer.
If you forget to print your paper or just have some downtime, the computer lab is the spot for you. Located on the second floor of the Student Center, printing in this lab is as easy as swiping your pre-loaded FLASHcard with FLASHcash and getting in and out in a flash.
Located across from the Dean of Students and Center for Student Involvement offices on the second floor, the ablution room serves as an environment where one can perform rituals or prepare themselves for prayer, facilitating the spiritual and personal cleanliness of individuals and promoting a sense of purity and reverence in religious or cultural practices. Additionally, the meditation room serves as a tranquil refuge for students, faculty, staff, and community members as both an interfaith and nonreligious space. Take time for yourself every now and then and quiet your mind in this calming space.
The Lower Level Lounge is home to both private and collaborative study spaces. Students can either book one of three private rooms or head straight down to the open hangout in the lobby area with several small tables, lounge chairs, and study pods, ready for individual and small group study. Collaborative room 20D is equipped with several conference-style tables, and two TVs with HDMI hook-ups for presentation practice or small group video viewing. Private rooms 20E, 20F, and 20G can be booked for individual study or group meetings. Each private study room is equipped with a whiteboard and a large conference-style table for an easy round-table discussion. You can also enjoy a game of billiards or watch TV on one of three televisions scattered across the area. This spot also houses the commuter kitchenette equipped with a sink, two microwaves, and a single-serving coffeemaker for students to use and enjoy.
For new and nursing mothers looking for some privacy, the student center’s newly installed Mamava Pod is a quick, clean, and easily accessible spot to get away for a moment. Mamava pods operate alongside the Mamava app which can be used to locate pods all over the country, unlock pods for use, and share other safe nursing locations with a support system of mothers. This pod is just across from a private restroom accessible for pump rinsing and diaper changing. For more information about the pod, just ask our friendly and knowledgeable Student Center staff!
The Kent Student Center now offers notary services for students via appointment. Services include administering oaths, certification of affidavits, taking acknowledgements and acting as an impartial witness. Please contact KSC@kent.edu to schedule your notary needs.
Feeling lost? The Information Center on the first floor of the Student Center is always there to help guide you in the right direction. The Information Center staff is well-versed in the day-to-day events happening on campus and in the Student Center itself. They manage the booking of the private lower-level study rooms, give directions and helpful information, and are home to the lost and found for the building. Stop by and see us in person or call us at 330-672-2554 anytime for help!
Floor-to-ceiling windows on the second floor of the student center feature a view of the bustling Risman Plaza’s “K,” student green,
and the library. Students can enjoy the lively atmosphere this student center location has to offer. Along the second-floor windows, students can gather in individual study pods, lounge chairs, or medium-sized group tables for light studying.
This location is the most centrally located lounge in the Student Center. Here, students can
gather at tall study tables or in comfortable modern chairs next to the fireplace for study or casual conversation. Just outside the bookstore entrance and a short walk away from the Hub food court and The Market Bistro and Snack Bar, this is a great spot for lunch meetings and some cozy light reading.
Looking for a vibrant and lively atmosphere to socialize and have fun with your friends? Visit the Rathskeller, located on the Lower Level of the Student Center, for an environment full of games and entertainment! Pop by Tahini! at the Rathskeller to enjoy some Mediterranean food, play a game of pool with friends, or even attend a karaoke or trivia night! The possibilities are endless in this entertainment hub.