COVID-19 Emergency Resources

Dear Students of Kent State University,

We have all been on quite the ride as our world transitions through this experience together. As we manage our new normal, we are committed to sharing and providing resources and support, engaging with students remotely, and making decisions in the best interest of our entire Kent State Community. Although we are each impacted by the changes in different ways, you are not alone, and we are in this together. Remember: We are here, we care, we are a resource and we always believe that Flashes Take Care of Flashes!

Take care and be well!

Dean Drummer-Ferrell

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us:

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Kent State Emergency Grant Application

Open to degree or certificate-seeking students currently enrolled in the present semester, who have been affected by the pandemic and have emergency needs. Fall Semester Applications are now available.

Apply Here

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Keep on Learning Website

Kent State University’s Keep on Learning website offers an array of resources aimed at supporting your academic success while while you learn remotely.

Keep on Learning Website

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Kent Cares Website

This website provides both on and off-campus community resources related to food, housing, finances, mental health, clothing and more.

Kent Cares Website

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Dining's Blue and Gold Friday

Every Friday Eastway Fresh Food Co. and the DI Dining Eat-In area will host a $5 all-you-care-to-eat meal. For more information, please visit the University Dining Services website.


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Food Pantries

The Campus Kitchen Pantry and the Office of the Dean of Students’ Satellite Pantry has hours throughout the week including a ‘Fresh Food Friday’ joint pantry. For more information on hours and locations please visit the Campus Kitchen website linked below, or email the Dean of Students at

Campus Kitchen

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Akron-Canton Food Bank

This website offers a way for you to search for local pantries and grocery options with updated hours. Please call the food bank directly at 330-535-6900 to confirm the accuracy of the hours.

Akron-Canton Food Bank

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Career Exploration and Development Website

Access valuable resources including, but not limited to, employment opportunities, job placement and career advising.

Career Website

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Kent State University Coronavirus Updates

Learn how Kent State is planning for reopening campus. This website includes the university’s most recent updates.

KSU COVID-19 Updates

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Kent State Of Wellness COVID-19 Resources

Stay informed on the latest with the Kent State of Wellness Coronavirus Resources website by clicking below.

KSW COVID-19 Resources

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Don't Feel Safe?

If you don’t feel safe in your home, there are many resources offered by the Office of Sexual Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS) that you may find especially helpful. Visit the SRVSS website for valuable resources.

SRVSS Information

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence hotline is a 24/7 resource that allows you to speak to a highly trained advocate no matter where you are located in the United States. Call 800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit the website for more information.

Domestic Violence Hotline Information

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Ohio United Way 211

Ohio United Way 211 is a 2-1-1 is the gateway that connects people with community resources and volunteer opportunities. If you do not live in Ohio, you can still dial 2-1-1 to be connected to the resources available in your state.

OUW Website


Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) under section 18004(e) of the CARES Act Reporting and Disclosure