Smart Start Orientation

Welcome! We're so glad you've chosen Kent State University at Stark and we can't wait to have you on campus. We hope you will join us for new student orientation on Saturday, Aug. 17.

SATURDAY, AUG. 17, 2019

  • Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Recreation & Wellness Center.
  • Smart Start Orientation is for new students at Kent State Stark starting in Fall 2019. Attendance is mandatory.
  • Park in Lot 101, the large student lot to the right of the Frank Avenue entrance.


Invitations will be sent in early August. Check your Kent State email for your registration link to make your reservation.

Smart Start Schedule

Smart Start Orientation programming begins at 9:15 a.m. Please arrive on time!

A more detailed schedule is coming soon.

Dress for the Weather

During Smart Start Orientation, students and guests will be walking between buildings on campus. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for warm weather and bring umbrellas in case of rain.

Open Offices

  • Student Services
  • Bookstore
  • Academic Success Center
  • Parking Services
  • Learning Resource Center (Library)
  • Recreation & Wellness Center


Kristi Yerian
Coordinator, First Year Experience
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall