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.
  • Remember to complete the Campus Involvement Activity Assignment form after attending each session or activity.



Library Tours: Available Aug. 26 - Dec. 10

By completing either tour option, students will receive 100 pages of free printing which can be retrieved at the circulation desk anytime during the 2021-22 academic year.

  • In-Person Tour: 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 at their convenience.
  • Virtual Tour: This option consists of watching five videos and completing a form. Go to Library Virtual Tour.

Not Anymore - Available Aug. 26 - Dec. 10
Not Anymore is an innovative, engaging and informative online series that examines the interconnected issues of substance abuse, sexual violence, and healthy relationships through a variety of interactive, realistic scenarios and guided self-reflection. Visit www.kent.edu/notanymore to log in. Once you have completed the program, forward your certificate to your FYE class instructor.

QPR Training
Students trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning sides of suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Choose one date. 

  • Friday, Sept. 10  •  10 - 11 a.m.  •  Remote via Microsoft Teams - REGISTER
  • Wednesday, Oct. 6  •  2 - 3 p.m.  •  210 Main Hall - REGISTER

Homecoming Week Activities: Sept. 27 - Oct. 2
Visit www.kent.edu/stark/homecoming for more information.

Student Involvement & Organizations
Participate in Student Leadership Academy or attend a student organization meeting for credit. Visit www.kent.edu/stark/student-leadership-academy for more information.

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.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 29  •  3:30 - 4 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

Mental Health Awareness Week: Oct. 4 - 8
Visit www.kent.edu/stark/counseling-services for more information.

Self-Care 101
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. 

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5  •  1 - 2 p.m.  •  128 Science & Nursing

National Depression Screening Day
Drop in to Counseling Services to take an anonymous in-person mental health screening and meet one-on-one with a counselor to discuss your results. You must participate in an in-person screening to receive credit towards FYE. You will receive confirmation from Counseling Services. 

  • Thursday, Oct. 7  •  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  •  011 Campus Center

Collegiate Self-Care Day
Join Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health for interactive activities on campus to learn strategies for self-care in college. 

  • Thursday, Oct. 7  •  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  •  Campus Center

Using Your MyPlan Results
MyPlan.com helps students plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers. This session will cover how to get more use out of your MyPlan results and what your next steps should be in declaring or changing your academic major. Choose one date:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 13  •  10 - 10:30 a.m.  •  124 Science & Nursing
  • Thursday, Oct. 21  •  4 - 4:30 p.m.  •  124 Science & Nursing

Financial Wellness 1 - Budgeting & Managing Expenses
Financial wellness allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources. Particular attention will be devoted to creating and maintaining a budget. 

  • Tuesday, Oct. 19  •  1 - 1:40 p.m.  •  Remote via Blackboard - SESSION LOGIN 

Cultural Competence
In today’s interconnected world, cross cultural interactions are the norm. Raise your awareness about why cultural competency is a vital skill and how to deepen your understanding about cultural difference. 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 20  •  2:30 - 3:15 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

Intro to Managing Stress
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.

  • Thursday, Oct. 21  •  2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  •  212 Main Hall

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

  • Friday, Oct. 22  •  10 - 11 a.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

The Impact of Faith
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. Choose one date.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 26  •  10 - 10:30 a.m.  •  217 Science & Nursing
  • Tuesday, Nov. 30  •  12 - 12:30 p.m.  •  315 Main Hall

Midterm Stress Busters
Midterms causing stress? Join Counseling Services and make a stress ball or self-care kit to help yourself cope with mid-semester anxiety. 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 27  •  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  •  Campus Center

Advising Presentation
A review of some frequently asked freshmen questions, including class standing, summer classes, good academic standing, academic probation, transitioning to other campuses and much more. Choose one date.

  • Monday, Nov. 1  •  11 - 11:50 a.m.  •  Remote via Microsoft Teams - SESSION LOGIN
  • Tuesday, Nov. 9  •  9:30 - 10:20 a.m.  •  Remote via Microsoft Teams - SESSION LOGIN

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

  • Wednesday, Nov. 3  •  1 - 2 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

Puzzled About Your Career? Let's Chat.
Discover how academic majors lead to multiple career paths and learn about the role internships play along the way. Bring your career questions so we can chat.

  • Thursday, Nov. 4  •  1 - 2 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

Scholarship Workshop 1: Planning Your Search
Learn how to plan your search, where to search, and how to effectively use your time in this process. Part 1 of a 2-part workshop. Students who attend both Workshops 1 & 2 can submit a mock essay to be reviewed for feedback. Essays must be submitted by Nov. 15. Submit your essay to Andrea Dale at adale@kent.edu.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 10  •  3 - 4 p.m.  •  Remote via Blackboard - SESSION LOGIN

Scholarship Workshop 2: Essay Writing
The essay is the most important part of your scholarship application. Learn how to effectively answer the prompt, as well as create a dynamic essay so you stand out from other applicants. See Part 1 instructions above. 

  • Friday, Nov. 12  •  10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  •  Remote via Blackboard - SESSION LOGIN

Goal Setting Workshop
Join Counseling Services staff to learn practical strategies to set, work towards, and achieve goals of all sizes.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 17  •  10 - 11 a.m.  •  210 Fine Arts

How We Remember May 4th
This presentation discusses the causes and campus commemoration of May 4, as well as the event’s impacts on all scales from the university to the United States.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 17  •  11 - 11:50 a.m.  •  101 Science & Nursing

Financial Wellness 2 - Managing Debt & Loan Repayment
Debt management is a way to get your debt under control through financial planning and budgeting. This presentation stresses federal student loans and the options you have to pay them down.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 30  •  1 - 1:40 p.m.  •  Remove via Blackboard - SESSION LOGIN

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion impact our society in important ways. We will explore issues of identity, systemic racism, and building a culture of equity.

  • Thursday, Dec. 2  •  3:30 - 4:15 p.m.  •  124 Science & Nursing

Final Exam Stress Busters
Join Counseling Services on Dec. 7 to make your own glitter jar and stress ball. On Dec. 8, make your own candy mix for sweet study snack. Participate both days!

  • Tuesday, Dec. 7  •  12:30 - 12:30 p.m.  •  Campus Center
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8  •  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  •  Fine Arts Lobby