Senior Guest Admission

sun iconIMPORTANT SENIOR GUEST UPDATE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kent State University at Stark is suspending the Senior Guest Program for the summer and fall 2020 semesters. This includes in-person, online and remote learning courses. We look forward to welcoming our senior guests to campus at a future date.  

Email Accounts
Because of the suspension of the Senior Guest Program for the fall 2020 semester, guest email accounts will be expiring. Plan to activate your email account when the Senior Guest Program resumes.


SENIOR GUEST PROGRAM

Kent State Stark's Senior Guest Program is designed to encourage Ohio's Senior Citizens to attend classes on a space-available basis. 

Courses taken through the Senior Guest Program are free; however, some classes have variable costs such as special course fees. The senior guest is responsible for these fees. Most classes held during the fall and spring semesters meet 2-3 times each week for 15 weeks. Senior guests can take classes any time they are offered, as long as space is available.

  • Senior guests are permitted to take in-person classes only. Online classes are not permitted.
  • Senior guests do not receive credit or a grade.
  • Senior guests are not required to take exams or write research papers.
  • Senior guests are encouraged to do assignments and participate in class discussions, but are not required to.
  • Purchasing books is optional.

ELIGIBILITY

Ohio residents 60 years of age or older and have been a resident of Ohio for at least the last 12 months. 


sun iconAPPLICATION - CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kent State University at Stark is suspending the Senior Guest Program for the summer and fall 2020 semesters. This includes in-person, online and remote learning courses. We look forward to welcoming our senior guests to campus at a future date. Senior guests meeting the eligibility criteria above must apply during the following periods:

  • Summer 2020: Suspended
  • Fall 2020: Suspended
  • Spring 2021: To be determined

Classes taken through the Senior Guest Program are offered on a space-available basis, with the permission of the instructor. Ruby Groves will contact the instructor for permission and let you know by email if space is available in your chosen class. You will hear from her right before classes begin.


HOW TO SEARCH FOR CLASSES

  • Go to www.kent.edu/stark/class-schedules-final-exams
  • Click on the Class Schedule Search button
  • Select the Term you wish to attend
  • Click the Detailed Class Search button
  • You must select these required fields, but can enter other information to narrow your search, such as Course Number, if you know it:
    1. Subject: at least one subject must be selected
    2. Campus: Stark Campus
    3. Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Click Search

FLASHcard - YOUR KENT STATE ID

Senior guests are eligible to receive a Kent State University FLASHcard, the preferred method of identification on campus. You can get a FLASHcard in the Office of Student Services. Be sure to bring a photo ID with you.


PARKING INSTRUCTIONS AT KENT STATE STARK

Kent State Stark students and senior guests will need to register their vehicles with Parking Services. Parking is free, but vehicle registration is required. If you currently have a Kent State Stark parking permit hang tag, you will need to provide us with your hang tag number and vehicle registration information. All new senior guests will need to provide vehicle registration information and pick up a parking permit hang tag from Ruby Groves. Hang tags issued in the fall semester are good for the spring semester. Hang tags are not required for summer.


NONCREDIT PROGRAMS

Programs offered through the Corporate University are exempt from the Senior Guest Program. Students who enroll in these noncredit programs must pay the program fees (if required).