FYE Success Series

The FYE Success Series is a sequence of workshops to help first year students succeed.

  • Attendance at two (2) Success Series sessions is required for UC 10097: Destination Kent State FYE classes.
  • Registration is not required. Attendance is taken at each session.


To be determined. Please check back. 

Spring 2020 Success Series Sessions 

Library Tours: Available Jan. 13 - April 28

The 10-15 minute tour will give a brief description of the services offered by the library and the Writing Center. Students can stop by the library or schedule a time through the library’s webpage: libguides.stark.kent.edu/askus/consult. Students also receive:

  • 100 pages of free printing 
    Students will receive 100 pages of free printing which can be retrieved at the circulation desk anytime during the 2019-20 academic year.

Scholarship Search Workshop
The Stark Campus awards a variety of scholarships each year and we want you to apply! Learn how to search for scholarships and when to apply. You'll also learn tips on the importance of the scholarship essay. You'll leave with the tools needed for a targeted scholarship search.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 28  •  5 - 6 p.m.  •  002 Library

Time Management 
Learn how to improve your time management skills to balance work, school and life. 

  • Thursday, Feb. 6  •  1 - 1:45 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

Study Abroad Info Session
From Latin America, to Europe, to East Asia, Kent State University offers over 300 study abroad programs! Open to all ranks and majors. Learn about classes, cost and locations. Choose one date:

  • Monday, Feb. 10  •  2 - 2:30 p.m.  •  219 Main Hall
  • Tuesday, March 3  •  3 - 3:30 p.m.  •  205 Main Hall

Student Resource Fair
Attend this fair to get to know Kent State Stark’s student organizations. Sponsored by Student Involvement.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 12  •  10a.m. - 12 p.m.  •  Campus Center

Study Skills
Learn how to improve your study skills to ace that upcoming test.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 12  •  1 - 1:30 p.m.  •  216 Fine Arts

Goal Setting for Success
This interactive workshop will cover tips and tricks for setting goals. Learn how to set specific, meaningful goals, monitor progress, handle set-backs and manage the stress of working towards multiple goals at the same time. College can be overwhelming - come learn ways to simplify and streamline goal setting to lead to success for your future!

  • Wednesday, Feb. 19  •  1 - 1:30 p.m.  •  317 Main Hall

Getting Involved on Campus
Learn what Student Involvement is all about! Don’t miss the chance to join a student organization, help plan campus events and get connected to campus.

Wednesday, Feb. 26  •  11 - 11:30 a.m.  •  216 Fine Arts

Intro to Managing Stress
Stress gets a pretty bad rap when, in reality, it has a lot of benefits! This session will teach you a new perspective on stress, and how to make sure you are making your stress work FOR you, not against you. Choose one date:

  • Thursday, March 5  •  12 - 12:30 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

Featured Speaker: Bryan Terrell Clark
Bryan Terrell Clark is a singer-songwriter, philanthropist and actor, perhaps best known for his starring role as George Washington in the record-breaking hit “Hamilton: An American Musical” on Broadway. His TV credits include “Empire”, “CSI: NY” and “Blue Bloods”, and musically, he has performed with stars Brandy, Ciara and Michael Bublé. Clark made his Broadway debut playing the iconic role of Marvin Gaye in “Motown: The Musical”, which received a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album. Clark is the co-founder of the philanthropic lifestyle brand inDEFINED, launched in 2017 to inspire and teach young people to use their voices to dispel constrictive labels in society. The online apparel brand supports arts education programs for at-risk youth.

Tickets are required for admittance. Pick up a maximum of two tickets per person beginning Monday, Feb. 17 at the Main Hall Lobby Desk.

Visit www.kent.edu/stark/featured-speakers-series for ticket information. Submit the lecture program to your FYE instructor for proof of attendance.

  • Tuesday, March 10  •  7:30 - 8:30 p.m.  •  Conference Center

The Impact of Faith - CANCELED
Many students leave their faith traditions during college. This session will explain the importance of faith and how it can be of value as you make many significant decisions through your college journey. 

  • Wednesday, March 11  •  10 - 10:30 a.m.  •  205 Main Hall

Choosing a Major - CANCELED
Understanding your interests can be an important tool in choosing the appropriate academic major. This session will provide insight on how you can use the strength of your interests to make informed decisions for your future. 

  • Monday, March 16   •  5:30 - 6 p.m.  •  316 Main Hall 

Study Tips for Finals - CANCELED
Are you ready to tackle your first set of final exams? Attend this session to pick up some tips and strategies as you start your preparation. 

  • Monday, April 6  •  3:30 - 4 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.

  • Thursday, April 16  •  9 - 10 a.m.  •  124 Science & Nursing

Self-Care 101 - CANCELED
This interactive program will cover a basic understanding of what self-care REALLY is and students will build the start of their own personal self-care plan. Bonus: Students can also make a stress ball of their own!

  • Wednesday, April 22  •  2 - 2:30 p.m.  •  316 Main Hall

Your Story - CANCELED
Everyone has a story to share. Come join small group conversations with guided discussion questions centered around life, goals, family, faith and community.

  • Thursday, April 23  •  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing