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.

Fall 2019 Success Series Sessions 

Summer Service Projects

Students who participated in a Summer Service Project will also receive credit toward the FYE Success Series.

Library Tours: Available Aug. 22 - Dec. 6
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.
  • An entry to win free textbooks for the spring semester
    One student will be selected. The library will purchase the books and the student will be able to check out the books for the entire semester. The books will be returned to the library once the semester ends. Students must take part in the tour to be entered. The winning student will be contacted directly by library staff.

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

  • Wednesday, Sept. 4  •  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  •  Campus Center

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

  • Monday, Sept. 16  •  2 - 2:30 p.m.  •  217 Science & Nursing
  • Thursday, Sept. 19  •  5 - 5:30 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

Know Your Numbers
This workshop will give you an overview of nutrient planning, serving sizes, metabolism and how your diet can affect your daily life.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18  •  11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  •  315 Main Hall

Career Week
Attend any Career Week session for Success Series credit. Visit the Career Week schedule of events.

  • Monday, Sept. 23 - Friday, Sept. 27

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:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 25  •  11 - 11:30 a.m.  •  124 Science & Nursing
  • Thursday, Oct. 17  •  2 - 2:30 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

Week of Wellness
Attend any Week of Wellness session for Success Series credit. Visit the Week of Wellness schedule of events.

  • Monday, Sept. 30 - Friday, Oct. 4

Choosing a Major
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, Sept. 30   •  5 - 5:30 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing 

Student Leadership Academy
Attend any Student Leadership Academy session for Success Series credit. View the Student Leadership Academy schedule.

  • Monday, Oct. 14 - Friday, Nov. 22

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.

  • Thursday, Oct. 3  •  11 - 11:30 a.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, Oct. 14  •  11 - 11:30 a.m.  •  205 Main Hall
  • Thursday, Nov. 7  •  12:30 - 1 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

May 4th and Its Meaning on American Society
This presentation explores the May 4, 1970 shootings at Kent State, their historic context and their memorialization on the Kent Campus.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 16  •  12 - 1:15 p.m.  •  101 Science & Nursing

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!

  • Monday, Oct. 21  •  1 - 1:30 p.m.  •  217 Main Hall

Study Skills
Learn how to improve your study skills to ace that upcoming test. Choose one date:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22  •  3 - 3:30 p.m.  •  217 Science & Nursing
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30  •  1 - 1:30 p.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. 29  •  9:30 - 10 a.m.  •  201 Main Hall
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20  •  2 - 2:30 p.m.  •  111 Science & Nursing

Scholarship Search Workshop
November is Scholarship Month. 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.

  • Monday, Nov. 18  •  12 - 12:50 p.m.  •  001 Science & Nursing

Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop
November is Scholarship Month. Your scholarship essay is one of the few ways you can stand out in a crowd of applications. Learn tips on how to write an essay that gets your application noticed.

  • Thursday, Nov. 21  •  2 - 2:50 p.m.  •  001 Science & Nursing

    Study Tips for Finals
    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, Nov. 25  •  3 - 3:30 p.m.  •  316 Main Hall

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

      • Tuesday, Nov. 26  •  9 - 9:50 p.m.  •  201 Main Hall

        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. Bonus: Students can also make a stress ball of their own!

        • Tuesday, Dec. 3  •  11 - 11:30 a.m.  •  217 Science & Nursing