Life at KSU

Life at Kent State University is a little brighter, forward-focused and inviting. It's a place where you can be anyone or anything and pursue any goal with unconditional support. We’re a family, a collaborative group of individual thinkers with unique missions. Yet we stand united in illuminating a better tomorrow.

350+ student clubs and organizations
18 on-campus dining locations, including one really awesome food truck
23 Residence Halls and an option of 18 living-learning programs

Discover Kent

From restaurants to live music to museums and more, downtown Kent is a huge part of the university experience.

  • Our reach doesn't stop at our Ohio campuses. We have centers, institutes and more in global cities. Northeast Ohio is home to a concentration of world-class attractions and activities that few other areas in the country can offer. 

  • From the first moment students arrive on our campus they feel welcomed and energized. It's part of why so many Kent State students say they knew right away they had made the right choice – because Kent State "feels like home."

Get acquainted with different parts of our community via video.

Great food is central to the Kent State experience. And with our large array of on-campus dining options, you’ll never run out of new things to try.

Our housing options are the gold standard—serving as home to our students in 23 residence halls.

Art is a major part of the Kent State community, and the College of the Arts provides tons of student-­run exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Campus Resources

The right resources make for a bright future. From safety to health to transportation questions, we have the support you seek.

Explore Campus Resources

Annual Security Reports
Campus Safety
Freedom of Expression Resources
Health Services
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Student Services

Recreation and Wellness

Staying healthy is how we stay gold. That’s why there’s a fitness level for everyone in the Kent State family. At the Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center, you’ll find aquatics programs; outdoor basketball, tennis and sand volleyball courts; indoor climbing walls and an indoor track; and a schedule packed with group exercise classes. And there’s more ...

  • Fitness & Wellness

    Fitness & Wellness

    Recreation and Wellness Services is proud to offer a variety of inclusive, vibrant fitness and wellness programs for all fitness levels and abilities. In addition to open recreation, our fitness offerings include personal training and fitness consultations, massage and nutrition counseling. Customized programming such as presentations and custom group exercise classes are also available. 

  • Club Sports

    Club Sports

    Club sports are student organizations formed by students with a common interest and desire to participate in a specific sport or activity. Club sports can best be described as the combining the team elements of varsity athletics with the recreational atmosphere of intramural sports.

  • Intramural Sports

    Intramural Sports

    Intramural sports are recreational sports, programs, and/or activities in which participants compete as teams or as individuals against other Kent State University intramural teams or individuals. Intramural sports are designed to be recreational in nature.

  • Ice Arena

    Ice Arena

    Recreational skating, figure skating, ice hockey, birthday parties and private rentals are just a few things to consider while at the Ice Arena. The arena offers a multipurpose meeting room, skate sharpening and a full-service snack bar which accepts Kent State FLASHcards.

  • Adventure Center

    Adventure Center

    The Adventure Center is the umbrella for a variety of programs and services through the Department of Recreational Services. Some highlights include Crooked River Adventures, adventure trips, instructional clinics, teambuilding programs and the climbing wall.

  • Aquatics


    Aquatics programs include Learn to Swim group lessons, Learn to Swim private/semi-private lessons, Golden Splashes youth swim team and the Kent State Swim Club adult swimming group. The aquatics area is also responsible for offering a number of safety certifications and courses.