Destination Kent State is for Parents and Families Too!

The office of Student Success Programs (SSP) is here to see both students and their families through the Destination Kent State (DKS) New Student Orientation experience. All new students are required to register for and attend DKS this summer. It is strongly encouraged and recommended that parents and families attend orientation with their student. During the registration process, students will register any desired parent, family members, or guests. Parents and guests are also welcome to stay overnight in a single residence hall room. Don't want to stay on campus? Check out hotels in the area! 

Please note: There is a $50 per person parent and guest fee. There is a $35 per person overnight fee for parents and guests.

Your student is coming to Kent State this fall and you want to know how to best support them through the transition from high school to college. In order to be the most informed, we recommend taking the following steps that have been specifically customized for you! 

Stay Connected with Student Success Programs

Make sure to stay connected with us throughout the summer as we release important orientation-related information. The best way to do that is to keep checking this page and follow us on social media.

Contact Us

Email: newatksu@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-2014