Freshmen

Pres. Diacon and Kent State Cheerleaders at the 2023 K

Kent State University President Todd Diacon, Flash and a group of Golden Flashes cheerleaders lined up under the "K" formation of Class of 2027 freshmen on Centennial Field.  Creating this photo has become a tradition of KSU Kickoff since the Class of 2023 came together for the very first "K" formation on Manchester Field in 20...

Alpha Lambda Delta officers of the Kent State chapter stand under a balloon arch with gold colored ALD letter-shaped balloons in front of them.

On Saturday February 4, Kent State University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta: The Honor Society For First-Year Academic Success (ALD) honored an unprecedented number of students in their annual induction ceremony. The Academic Honors Society promotes undergraduate success and invites all first-semester students with a 3.5 G.P.A. or higher...

Photo of the outside of the Honors College on a fall day, with two students sitting on a swing.

On Saturday, September 18, first-year Honors College students gathered in the KIVA for an Honors College Academic Forum to hear from various departments on campus, concerning academic resources and opportunities available for students regarding research.  The event was organized by staff of the Honors College, and included presenta...

Student Green Sunset

Choosing to attend a college or university is a major decision for any high school senior. The COVID -19 pandemic made this choice even more difficult as the lockdown thrust many students, instructors, and staff into a fairly new form of untested educational format in online telecommuting rather than in-person instructing.  ...

Honors students observe the instructor, as class is taught in the Honors College Library, which was converted to be used as additional classroom space for the 2020-2021 academic year.

This year’s Honors College incoming freshmen class totaled 516 students, representing 22 states and three countries (Egypt, India and the U.S.). Many of these students reside on campus in the Honors Living-Learning Community, composed of Stopher and Johnson Halls, as well as Centennial Court B. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, some stude...

College of Communication & Information

Our world runs on communication. It persuades, informs and shapes conversations. In the College of Communication and Information, our students are especially passionate about using communication to advocate for change. No matter what you are passionate about — the environment, homelessness, education, the First Amendment or ending drug ...

Honors College Freshmen Class of 2023

Kent State University’s Honors College is a place of enrichment, learning, and fun for an ever-growing number of students.   This year, the number of Honors College freshmen reached a new record, totaling 572 students. In addition to Stopher and Johnson Halls, which house the administrative offices of the Honors College as well ...

First-year students read May 4 books for the Common Reading Experience.

Before she attended her first class on campus, Kent State University freshman Hayley Simons had already acquired broad knowledge of the May 4, 1970, shootings from her father and brother, who are both graduates of the university. But it wasn’t until this summer when she read two books about May 4 as an assignment for t...

School of Media and Journalism

Kent State University and its Center for Scholastic Journalism are the home of the Ohio Scholastic Media Association, the state’s only high school press association.  Each year, OSMA hosts conferences and conventions and runs competitions to support, train and recognize high school journalists around the state.  For more informat...

School of Media and Journalism

JMC’s photojournalism program welcomed students, faculty and staff to its annual Freshman Welcome and Photography Exhibit on Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014. The exhibit, located in the third floor Franklin Exhibit Space, honors photojournalism students for their achievements from 2013 and 2014. This year, photojournalism students were reco...