What is Destination Kent State?

It’s a required student orientation program where you meet one-on-one with a college advisor to set goals and explore opportunities. You’ll register for fall classes and have a great time meeting new friends.

There are many things you should do in preparation for your Destination Kent State: New Student Orientation:

  • Registration begins October 1
  • Log-in and regularly check your Flashline account.
    All admitted students receive information in their admission letter about their Flashline portal account (includes email) which includes your login, Student ID number, and password. Students will be required to complete some activities within the Flash Line portal. Please be aware that email is the official form of communication at Kent State University and students should begin checking their accounts regularly.
  • Take a moment to download and read the Guide to DKS below.


Below is a list of items we would recommend bringing to your New Student Orientation:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Umbrella (rain or shine, you may do some campus navigating during your visit!)
  • Paper and pen/pencil
  • Government issued photo ID to obtain your student ID card (Flashcard)
  • Jacket or sweater (many of our buildings are air-conditioned and may get chilly)
  • Advanced Placement Test scores, College Credit Plus, or college transcripts as appropriate. Transcripts may be unofficial for advising purposes.
  • Your FlashLine username (Kent State University e-mail address) and password

On the day of your visit, check in at the Governance Chambers between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Parking for the Destination Kent State is available across from Eastway in the S-40 & S-37 lots. There will be no charge for parking. You may print a parking permit by clicking on the link in the confirmation e-mail you will be sent after you register for Destination Kent State or by printing the parking ticket below.

GPS Address for the Eastway Center:
1450 Petrarca Drive, Kent, OH 44243

To familiarize yourself with the campus before you arrive, view the Kent Campus Interactive Map.

 DKS Parking Pass (PDF) KSU Transportation Information

Kent State University is committed to student success.

Programs that require math and/or foreign language will require students to complete a placement assessment (personal calculators are not permitted). See your Next Steps Checklist in Flashline for assistance in determining which placements are required.

Learn More About Placement Assessments

The enrollment fee of $150.00 must be paid before you can register for the DKS: New Student Orientation.

Registration for the Destination Kent State program will begin on October 1. To make your appointment for Destination Kent State: New Student Orientation, please log on to your FlashLine account and follow the links to the Destination Kent State registration system. Select the date that is available for your major (that date will be a “live” link in the scheduling system).

Have your answers to the following questions ready when logging in to your Flashline account to register for Destination Kent State.

  • Will you have any college credit that will transfer including College Credit Plus (CCP), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB)?
  • If you have college credit, all official transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions Office at least two weeks prior to your scheduled appointment. Please indicate the number of anticipated transfer credit hours.