Preparing Your Student
After your child makes the decision to become a Kent State Golden Flash take advantage of the newly admitted student checklist. This list will help you both stay on track with important information pertaining to things like:
Can My Student Afford College?
College is an investment with a lifetime return on investment . A college education provides your student with exponential opportunities, as they embark on their personal and professional goals. Of course, the earlier you start saving the better; but, there are also multiple financing options available. Not to mention, financial aid, investments, loans and scholarships. Regardless of your financial position, it is possible to make your student’s dream a reality.
Welcome to the Kent State family network. From day one, we want to help your student stay on track and keep you informed. Be sure to review the Parent Welcome Packet that includes important information about your student’s next steps in the enrollment process, following their admission to Kent State.
The Kent State campus is a vibrant learning community. Our collaborative academic efforts stem further than the classroom and reach into our state-of-the-art residence halls. Your student’s FlashCard functions as a photo ID and works like a reloadable debit card for their dining plan. It’s also your student’s key to our Student Recreation and Wellness Center, where they can borrow a bike for the day via Flashfleet, our bike-sharing service.
Commuter & Off-Campus Living
Of course, we realize that not all students will live on campus. We also have special resources available to our commuter and off-campus students, that make up 80 percent of Kent State's student body.
Working on Campus
Did you know that more than 6,000 students work at Kent State University annually? And there are so many benefits to working on campus including a supportive environment, flexible scheduled, developing critical skills, clarifying academic and career goals and much more! Don’t wait, learn more about on-campus job opportunities.
As you prepare to watch your child walk across the stage at commencement, know this: Your support has brought them here. This is a milestone achievement for both of you. Your student’s experience at Kent State was a shared journey.
As you prepare for Kent State Commencement, access key information about, seating, directions, lodging, parking (all lots are free on Commencement Day), tickets, flowers, video and more.
Send a Hug
We know you might want to surprise your students with a bit more than a phone call or e-mail at times, especially for special occasions like birthdays or during particularly stressful times, such as, midterms or finals. We have provided a few ways for you to remind your students that you are thinking of them.
Your student’s health is important to us. Non-emergent outpatient care is available to eligible students from University Health Services located in the Deweese Health Center offers outpatient care to all students. Experienced board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners provide a range of health services, including:
- Treatment for acute illness
- Case Management for chronic illnesses
- Minor injuries
- Women’s health care
- Psychological services
- Pharmacy services
Kent State is dedicated to every student’s success. We provide many ways for your child to get help with their studies on campus. From the Writing Commons to tutoring services and student note takers, resources are readily available. Kent State has been recognized for providing high-level support to students with disabilities through assistive technology, scholarships, and more. We pride ourselves on providing equal opportunities, so that everyone can benefit from all that the university has to offer.
Choosing a "Major" Career
The Career Services Center at Kent State is dedicated to helping students make the right choice the first time. You can support your student with their decision making on both a major and career by learning more about how to initiate the important Career Conversation as well as encourage them to visit our office and/or website.