Department of Residence Services

Kent State students begin moving into residence halls on Aug. 19, 2020.

Kent State University students began moving into residence halls on the Kent Campus on Aug. 19, as part of a phased-in process that will continue over five days. Move-in typically takes place over three days, but the university has extended the time this year to lower the density of people on campus due to safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. Jill Jenkins, executive director of Residence Services, said move-in had been much slower and with much less fanfare than the typical first day of move-in when as many as 3,000 students arrived on one day. “This year it’s very paced,” Jenki...

WHAT: ​​​​​​​Kent State University is ready for the start of fall classes, and members of the media are invited to cover move-in day and see the modifications made to classrooms for face-to-face classes.  The university will begin to welcome students to campus Wednesday, Aug. 19, with the first of five move-in days. The staggered approach over a five-day period with designated move-in blocks of time will help ensure a safer environment for moving students into the residence halls. Classrooms have also been modified for the fall semester. Classrooms have been rearranged to allow 6 f...

More than 1,000 volunteers from the Kent State University community welcomed and assisted new students as they moved into their residence halls on freshman move-in day, Sunday, Aug. 18. The annual community program, known as Movers and Groovers, is coordinated by Kent Interhall Council, the student government of the Kent Campus residence halls. “Movers and Groovers is such an amazing way to welcome our students,” said Jill Jenkins, executive director of Residence Services at Kent State. “Kent Interhall Council is the group responsible for the student-run and organized program. Voluntee...

More than 1,100 volunteers from the Kent State University community welcomed and assisted new students as they moved into their residence halls on freshman move-in day, Sunday, Aug. 19. The annual service program, known as Movers and Groovers, is coordinated by Kent Interhall Council, the student government of the Kent Campus residence halls. New this year, Movers and Groovers also assisted returning students as they moved into their residence halls on Monday, Aug. 20. The volunteers help to make the move-in process less stressful for students and their families. “Movers and Gr...

At the beginning of each school year, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer to help incoming freshmen move into the university’s residence halls. The annual service program, called Movers and Groovers, is coordinated by Kent Interhall Council, the student government of the residence halls on the Kent Campus. The volunteers aid new students and their families, providing assistance and helping to make the move-in process less stressful. This year, freshman move-in day was Thursday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. More than 600 people volunteered with the Movers and Groovers ...

Kent State University volunteers help move freshman into their new residence halls during the annual service program, called Movers and Groovers.

At the beginning of each school year, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer to help incoming freshmen move into the university’s residence halls. The annual service program, called Movers and Groovers, is coordinated by Kent Interhall Council, the student government of the residence halls on the Kent Campus. The volunteers aid new students and their families, providing assistance and helping to make the move-in process less stressful. This year, freshman move-in day is Thursday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Last year, 900 people volunteered with the Movers and Groove...

Kent Interhall Council will host Kent State University students, faculty, staff and their families for Sibs and Kids Weekend on April 21-23. This year’s theme is Cirque du Sib, featuring events and activities inspired by the circus and gymnastics. Activities include inflatables in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, a science show presented by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Bingo and many more events. The event, formerly called Lil’ Sibs Weekend, is open to everyone, but some activities may be restricted to the residents of a certain residence ...

If you want an example of how to dive into your freshman year, meet new people and get involved on campus, look no further than Kent State University School of Communication Studies student Nicole Machovina. Machovina’s freshman resume is so extensive, and her dedication to creating the ultimate residence hall environment so impressive, Machovina won two awards for it. She was one of 17 Kent State students who attended the annual National Association of College and University Residence Halls conference. It is the largest student-run organization in the world with 400 schools taking part fro...

In October 2014, three Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future events took place on the Kent Campus: the College of Architecture and Environmental Design broke ground on its new building, the College of the Arts celebrated the launch of the new Center for the Visual Arts, and the Department of Residence Services dedicated the newly remodeled Tri-Towers residence hall complex. ...

Kent State University celebrated the newly renovated Tri-Towers residence hall complex on Oct. 15. The event was free and open to the public. Kent State President Beverly Warren, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Greg Jarvie and Kent Interhall Council President Brie Jutte spoke during the celebration. Following the remarks, participants toured the renovated residence halls and enjoyed light refreshments.  “I imagine people are curious and want to see what the final product looks like,” said Jill Church, Kent State’s director of residence services.  ...