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PRESERVE | Now that The Brady has been purchased, please don't tear it down. It should be a historical landmark for the community. I graduated from KSU and spent a lot of time between classes there.
- Heather Johnson
TRANSFORM | I would love to see some intergenerational housing built where the married student housing used to be. Academic and professional programs -- such as gerontology, nursing, early childhood education and family and consumer studies -- could be integrated with the people who would occupy such housing. There could be apartment or condo-like housing for seniors, with an activities center that could offer exercise and other daytime activities, along with child-care facilities that could incorporate volunteerism from able-bodied and willing elderly folks, many of whom likely would be retired faculty and staff who still would have some expertise in their areas of study to offer. The housing could segregate the varying ages, physically, so that the elderly and the younger families wouldn't have to worry about or fear the others' lifestyles. Such integrated, intergenerational living would be a blessing for KSU and the larger Kent community.
ENHANCE | McGilvrey Hall is a charming old building, but it needs to significant updates to be compatible with 21st century research and teaching. The building lacks smoke detectors and a sprinkler system, which is a jaw-dropping absence for a building that contains millions of dollars of research equipment. The building is terrible from a handicapped accessibility point of view, with all but 1 entrance requiring stairs and an elevator that is frequently out of commission. The bathrooms aren't really handicapped accessible (and in some there are sinks that have been broken for >6 months). The recent HVAC upgrade is appreciated, but it will be better when it actually works.
ENHANCE | Restrooms are undersized and overused. There needs to be another set of restrooms added which should have been part of the Fleet addition a few years ago.
PRESERVE | While I'm sure eventually this space will be "transformed," I'd love to see many of the old trees here preserved.They really add character to this part of campus.
ENHANCE | Consider converting the golf course to an NCAA regulation Cross Country course for the men's and women's teams who do not have a home course to host competitions. The course could also host larger high school meets to generate some revenue and recruit students and get their parents on campus for a visit while considering colleges.
TRANSFORM | Building a mixed-use eco-village development in the old Allerton Apartment area could add immeasurably to the quality of learning, connection to the community, and distinctiveness of Kent State's contribution to the national and global conversations on climate change, economic development, and global security. The village would provide housing for a broad range of groups within the Kent State community, including creatives (artists, entrepreneurs, designers, visiting faculty), international students, older students, faculty & staff, and seniors, as well as commercial space for businesses and incubators, restaurants, and perhaps an organic grocery. Importantly, another building style is for 'communities of interest' for our students, where they can 'live what they learn'. For example, boutique dorms of 20-50 students, with each building focused on a central interest, such as music, photography, French, gourmet cooking, aviation, sustainability, and so forth, can take a deeper dive into their interest - speaking French & hosting French cultural events in their dorm; having sound rooms & a studio mixer for students in a music dorm, etc.
TRANSFORM | Although the first floor of Williams Hall is currently being renovated, the second and third floor teaching and research laboratories as well as associated spaces are in desperate need of renovations. I hope that the construction of the ISB does not hide the fact that the rest of Williams Hall still needs to be renovated. In fact, the new construction of the ISB and renovation of the first floor classrooms/labs in Williams Hall has caused significant damage to floors and ceilings in other parts of the building. The overall effect is that the old parts of Williams Hall look worse than ever. Indeed, a simple coat of paint would go a long way to improve the stairwells, but new floor treads would be even better. I would also be very pleased if the bathrooms could be renovated. They are in a gruesome state at the current time. Please finish what could be a brilliant renovation.
ENHANCE | I am a little concerned about the impact of moving Kent Rd. (the road that runs behind McGilvrey and Kent Halls) in terms of traffic turning onto it from Summit St. and the possibility of making a left turn onto Summit heading East from it. It's current position at the intersection helps I think; having an extra road placed between Lincoln St. and Police Drive despite reducing the slope of Summit St. may make traffic near there more chaotic. I definitely advocate for Kent Rd. to be widened to accommodate two way traffic and to better accommodate delivery vehicles and pick-up services.
ENHANCE | I see this every day: large numbers of students walking both directions between the science corridor (Henderson Hall area) and the residence hall area around Eastway Cafe. They tend to cross Eastway Drive right at the back entrance to the R-6 Library parking lot, a high traffic area and walk across the back row of the parking lot.
The enhancement I envision is a safer and more scenic walkway for this high-pedestrian flow area-- a raised boardwalk through the wooded area between the R6 Library Parking lot and the S40 Eastway Parking lot.
ENHANCE | This is for the area of East Main Street between S. Willow and S. Lincoln, including the current home of Starbucks (former Brady's Cafe), all of which is now owned by KSU. There is a ton of sentimental attachment to the current Starbucks site, which dates to the 1930s, and a lot of anxiety from locals and alums alike about the future of that building now that KSU owns it outright and after the demolition of two other houses previously in that area, along with the assumption that the current home of the Kent Health Department will be torn down once the new Kent City Hall is built. I hope plans include the preservation and usage of at least the original building (not necessarily the later addition that currently houses Campus Book & Supply) for something like a visitor center or other use. That entire row along East Main also has potential for mixed-use development that could aid in "blurring the line" between campus and town. While the new green space at the esplanade extension is nice, I hope the future plans for the frontage along East Main call for more than just grass or parking. This is prime real estate on Main Street adjacent to downtown.
TRANSFORM | The Child Development Center is an early years laboratory school on the Kent Campus that has been an award-winning center of professional and pedagogical excellence for over 40 years. We have a three-pronged mission: preparing highly effective early childhood teachers, supporting meaningful and ethical research, and educating young children between the ages of 1 through 6 through innovative and international-minded curriculum.
TRANSFORM | Bowman Hall is in desperate need of new (and asbestos-free) carpet, repainting of the departments and main offices, and updated window treatments. The floors and walls in particular are unkempt, marked-up and ripped, and terribly embarrassing when prospective students and/or their families visit. It's really quite dilapidated.
TRANSFORM | Charge more for parking (or restrict permit applicants) and ensure that PARTA is streamlined to promote more use of the bus system and fewer local commuters (those who live less than a mile away and are not mobility-restricted due to health issues). Study how many "C" parking permit holders actually only live a few blocks for campus. I walk in from four blocks away and I see too many cars parked at student houses with these permits on my walk to work. I counted in the parking lot of the new S Depeyster apartments and 1/3 of the cars had "C" permits in them. If you could cut down on local commuters (students, but also faculty/staff) by encouraging walking and transit use, you'd both reduce traffic and promote healthy communities.
ENHANCE | While currently off-campus, I would like to see the university and the city collaborate with property owners to enhance East College Avenue, mostly in terms of the road and sidewalks. The neighborhood is a transitional neighborhood between downtown and campus and has several homes currently used as rentals. The road needs rebuilt, preferably in a way that enhances its history and location adjacent to front campus, so perhaps a brick pavement with older-style street lamps, but really, even modern pavement and streetlights would be an improvement over its current state. The more the city and university can "blur the line" between campus and town, the better.
ENHANCE | The bookstore could use expansion, either expanding at the current location or building a separate bookstore. Another option would be to separate the actual bookstore from the Kent State "team shop". The area of the bookstore that sells KSU paraphernalia is probably what draws the most people throughout the year (particularly community members and alumni) where the book section obviously gets its main traffic at the beginning and end of the semester. The paraphernalia section is also fairly tight in terms of space, regardless of if its crowded or not. I know there are (were?) plans for a larger satellite team shop in the MAC Center, so that's a possibility for becoming the main "team shop" instead of the bookstore. Heck, depending on how the main library develops, there could potentially even be space there for a larger team shop.
Adjacent to the bookstore, the sectioned off area in what used to be part of the lobby just looks out of place and shoddy. The student center in general needs more space. It was designed for a student body in 1972 of around 18,000, which is now roughly 30,000 on the main campus alone.
TRANSFORM | I know the athletic department had plans to build a new softball field adjacent to Schoonover Stadium and the new baseball/softball facility, so I hope those plans are followed through along with the other plans for the Dix Stadium complex. The softball field here is a nice facility, but is just in an odd location and appears so random in its placement (it seems it was meant as part of a larger plan to locate other athletic facilities there that never happened). In addition, it is too close to the road. Foul balls regularly land in the street or roll across it, so the team sends a player to retrieve them. It's actually somewhat remarkable that a car hasn't been hit by a ball yet or even a player given Summit Street's 45 mph speed limit in that area. Moving the field to the Allerton area as planned would not only eliminate the potential safety hazards, but would also allow the team to have locker room and training facilities right next to their field, just like the baseball team enjoys.
ENHANCE | The technological "advancements" that have been implemented in the Van Deusen renovations are embarrassingly wasteful.
Multiple rooms have lights that do not turn off. In some larger rooms this makes sense but in small rooms it's ridiculous and prohibitive of using projectors or taking photos with specific lighting requirements. It also seems very inefficient to have all the hallway lights of an entire floor tied to one circuit of switches.
The automatic flushing toilets are ridiculous. There was nothing wrong with the old "American Standard". This new "smart toilet" flushes when you don't want it to and doesn't flush when you do. The manual flush was changed from a lever to a out-of-the way button that is difficult to activate.
I've worked field-work on campus for the past 7 years and consistently see non-handicapped people pressing the automatic-door buttons to enter buildings.
The continued effort to boost comfort on campus at the cost of unnecessary spending and wasting of energy is nurturing a culture of laziness and entitlement.
ENHANCE | It would be a good thing indeed, if we could consider adding a parking structure to Lot R6. With the number of activities in the Library and the new ones coming, the parking situation is becoming more and more difficult. It does not have to be a high structure 2 or 3 floors, but it would enhance the sanity of those of us who work in the library.
PRESERVE | Great greenspace with established tree canopy. Best place on campus to get away from the fast pace.
ENHANCE | Kent State University has more than 40,000 students. We spend millions on athletic facilities. Yet, Kent lacks a tennis team or a tennis facility. A student-run tennis club has hundreds of members and practices 10 miles away in Streetsboro . How great would it be to have six or eight tennis courts that could be used by students, faculty, staff and the community? Plus, a tennis facility would allow Kent State to develop a men and woman's collegiate tennis team which would increase out undergraduate recruitment.
TRANSFORM | It is almost the defacto entrance to KSU based on traffic flow. The new renovations will go a long ways to enhancing this area but it should be more than just a new roadway. It would be nice to see this intersection be more than just an "intersection" With the talk of a new business building this could really be a defining corner/boundary of campus.
ENHANCE | The school of music is very old and needs updating. There is not enough room for students to reach their full potential as musicians and to grow in their art form. Students are forced to use stairwells and sidewalks outside as practice rooms.
PRESERVE | Amazing building, let this become the new focal point of the Kent State Gateway!
ENHANCE | About 25% of Cunningham has been renovated but the majority of offices, teaching labs, and research labs are un-touched since the building was built in the 1960s. The renovations need to be completed to bring all teaching labs into the modern era.
TRANSFORM | The trailers used for the Flight Program at the KSU Airport are in major need of replacement.
ENHANCE | Th East Main Street corridor needs to be upgraded to improve the safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicle drivers. Pedestrian and bicycle prompted stop lights are my idea to improve safety, but I defer to your good wisdom to figure out an alternative solution.
ENHANCE | The connection to downtown is a great start: I'd like to see more activities here (like the Creativity Fest) that enhance and take advantage of this space and its connection to the broader Kent community. Perhaps a more structured space would result in more use of this space. The walkway itself gets a lot of use, but the green spaces, less so.
TRANSFORM | Major transformation needs to happen in this space. Because of it's central location, it would be an ideal place for a mixed-use building with classrooms, student life space, and perhaps a multi-cultural/international center.
TRANSFORM | The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music in the Center for Performing Arts is in strong need of renovation or new construction. Additional space is needed for the growing population of students and there are environmental health concerns about the building. These concerns, such as dust, dirt, and mold, affect students, staff, faculty, visitors, and instruments. Stair coatings are cracked and present a tripping hazard. Disability access is poor and, while grandfathered and not required to be in current construction standards, does not come close to meeting current standards. This area of the building looks particularly poor given the renovations of the other areas of the building that underwent major renovations and is in worse condition than many high schools from which students are visiting. Thank you for your time.
ENHANCE | One of the premier programs on the Kent State campus needs an update. With the growing enrollment of the nursing program and the county-wide nursing shortage, our students need the facilities to learn and practice the current medical practices. America is seeing vast increases in the number of people over 65. This age group has many medical and health needs that are attended to by nursing of all degrees. Recent reforms in healthcare give millions of people access to the healthcare system. More nurses and health professionals are needed in response. Nursing burn-out is a result of stress and long-hours. Other universities/schools in the area are more current with facilities than Kent State. If we want continued high enrollment, we need to provide updated facilities and equipment.
I would defer to nurses, local medical facilities, and our own architectural certificate students to help create the most effective use of space.
TRANSFORM | This track is currently underused and could serve as a home practice and game facility for all club sports in order to allow us to finalize a schedule and not worry about having to reschedule games from Dix due to Varsity conflicts, and practices due to weather if the infield were to be cleared and replaced with artificial turf
ENHANCE | Several club sports currently use this field for practice and in its current state is very dangerous as there are dips in the grass, large rocks in the middle of field, and students sitting on the hill are in danger of being hit by stray lacrosse shots
TRANSFORM | Additional recreational/competitive green spaces are needed for club sports and intramural sports participants. We are an institution of 29,000 Kent Campus students and have two (2) multipurpose competitive lighted fields for Intramural & Club Sports use for soccer (IM & 2 competitive clubs), flag football (7v7, 4v4 IM); this leaves the following clubs: baseball, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's rugby, ultimate frisbee, and cricket all without a space for legitimate sized field practices and competitions. Most of those clubs rent space from intercollegiate athletics on an availability basis, others must rent off campus for practices and games/matches.
The current Student Recreation Fields are overused as it is with academic classes (flag football) and just the two Intramural Sports (flag football and outdoor soccer), but also with two competitive soccer clubs each practicing twice a week and competitions.
Cricket is another program where we bring 1000's of international student to campus and do not have a space for them to host competitive matches. With the addition of a varsity women's lacrosse program in the fall of 2018, intercollegiate athletic facilities will become even more scarce for use for competitive matches for club lacrosse teams and club rugby teams.
This needs to be a priority for the university which boasts to want to be one of the healthiest campuses in the country but we do not provide facilities to support the activities that students want to participate in nor can we add additional programs/clubs because of the lack of facilities.
Thank you an please consider adding multiple competitive green spaces which are regulation sized so these students can be competitive in their conferences, tournaments, leagues, etc.
Prentice & Eastway Cafe
So many recent national awards and recognition, why the change in dining now?
ENHANCE | I know the City of Kent is considering building it's own facility, but couldn't we work together to expand this facility to better incorporate the needs of the community? Why have two rec facilities in the same city! An outdoor pool could be added which would be used in the summer by residents (some students) when the Rec is dead.
The Center for the Visual Arts is the new home for the School of Art, uniting all School of Art disciplines under one roof.
Stewart Hall is home to Information Technology.
550 Senhauser Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Constructed in 1963, this freshman only Residence Halls was named for Arden L. Allyn, Dean Emeritus of the College of Business Administration, 1934-1944. Allyn Hall is located at 550 Senhauser Drive and is part of the Eastway Center Complex (comprising Allyn, Clark, Fletcher & Manchester Halls) of the Department of Residence Services.
325 Terrace Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Built in 1916, originally to supply steam for campus heating and cooling, the building sits across from the Art Building, home of the School of Art. The aging steam plant was decommissioned in 2001 when the Summit Street Power Plant was completed. In 2004, the facility gained new life and purpose as the Art Annex, with labs and work space for students and faculty. The building's four floors house spacious wood and metal sculpture labs, semiprivate studios for advanced undergraduate and graduate student projects, faculty studios, a critique gallery, storage space, exhibition space and clay and plaster studios.
400 Janik Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
The Art Building was built in 1972 and was designed by Art faculty. It houses the School of Art, including galleries to display both professional and student work. The School of Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the Art Building, presents six major exhibits a year.
475 Terrace Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
The Building is the location of several departments on Campus. They include: College of Business Administration, Accounting Department, Economics, Finance, Management and Information Systems and Marketing. It also houses the Brinzo Entrepreneurship Laboratory.
- Administrative Sciences
- Bridgestone Professor of International Business
- Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (CEBI)
- Center for Information Systems (CIS)
- College of Business Administration
- Department of Accounting
- Department of Economics
- Department of Finance
- Department of Management and Information Services
- Development Office
- Global Management Center (GMC)
- Kent Regional Business Alliance
- The John S. Brinzo Entrepreneurial Laboratory
- Undergraduate Programs
650 Hilltop Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
The Auditorium Building (also known as Cartwright Hall) was the location of the Library until 1927 and of the executive offices of the University until 1976.
- Center for Innovative Practices
- Graduate Student Orientation
- Graduate Studies
- Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence (ISPV)
- Research Business Office
- Research and Safety Compliance
- Research and Sponsored Programs
- University Auditorium
275 Midway Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Centennial Court A is a suite style, coeducational Residence Halls located at 275 Midway Drive. Each student room is carpeted, air conditioned and has a semi-private bath. The facility houses students with class standings of freshman and above and opened for fall semester 2002.
325 Midway Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Centennial Court B is a suite style, coeducational Residence Halls located at 325 Midway Drive. Each student room is carpeted, air conditioned and has a semi-private bath. The facility houses students with class standings of freshman and above and opened for fall semester 2002.
1300 Chiarucci Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Centennial Court C is a single student, semi-suite style, coeducational Residence Halls located at 1300 Chiarucci Drive. Each student room is carpeted, air conditioned and has a semi-private bath. The facility houses students with class standings of junior and above and opened for fall semester 2003.
1475 Eastway Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Beall Hall is named for Florence Gray Beall, Professor Emeritus of English from 1933-1957. The facility houses students with class standings of sophomore and above and is located at 1475 Eastway Drive. Built in 1966, Beall and McDowell Halls comprise the Twin-Towers Complex of Residence Services. The rooms in Twin Towers are suites, with each suite consisting of two bedrooms, a shared living area and a bathroom connected with another suite.
1400 Chiarucci Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Centennial Court D is a suite style, coeducational Residence Halls located at 1350 Chiarucci Drive. Each student room is carpeted, air conditioned and has a semi-private bath. The facility houses students with class standings of sophomore and above and opened for fall semester 2004.
Campus Center Dr.
The Allerton Sports Complex is comprised of the Intramurals fields for use via the Department of Recreational Services. On-site concessions, lighted scoreboards, and four newly renovated and lighted fields are featured at this complex.
825-1050 Allerton Dr., Kent, Ohio 44242
The Allerton Student Family Housing complex is designed to provide students with affordable living accommodations while pursuing a degree at Kent State University. The Allerton community is composed of a diverse population thus creating a rich living and learning environment. In addition, you will also find a wide mixture of family arrangements, age groups, traditions, religions and interests. Upperclass and graduate students are eligible for the Allerton Apartments.
4020 Kent Rd., Stow, Ohio 44224
Opened in 1920 and known in the early years as Stow Field, the airport became the Kent State University Airport with the university’s purchase in 1942. The small maintenance hangar seen today was built in 1945, and the large, Quonset-style hangar came into use in 1946. In 1964, the airfield was named the Andrew W. Paton Field to honor the professor who created the university's first aviation technology curriculum in 1945. The airport, the longest-surviving public-use airport in Ohio, celebrated its centennial in 2020.
1300 Chiarucci Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Centennial Court C is a single student, semi-suite style, coeducational Residence Halls located at 1300 Chiarucci Drive. Each student room is carpeted, air conditioned and has a semi-private bath. The facility houses students with class standings of junior and above and opened for fall semester 2003.
- Accounting Technology Department
- Art Gallery
- Computer Labs 316 and 320
- Computer Technology Department
- Justice Studies
- Nursing Department
- Occupational Therapy Department
- Physical Therapy Department
- Psychology Department
- Public Relations
- University Development
- Workforce Development
It is located at 213 East 4th St. East Liverpool, OH 43920
Purinton Hall is the main classroom building on the East Liverpool Campus.
- Academic Success Center
- Biology Department
- Barnes and Noble Bookstore
- Business Services
- Career Services
- Chemistry Department
- Computer Labs 104 and 318
- Enrollment Management & Student Services
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Math Department
- Math Emporium
- Paul Blair Memorial Library
- Sociology Department
This building is abbreviated as REM.
It is located at 400 East 4th St. East Liverpool, OH 43920
The Geauga Campus is one of seven regional campuses of the Kent State University system and is strategically and conveniently located on 87 acres of land in the approximate geographic center of Geauga County.
The Geauga Campus administration initiated the reach of education into Twinsburg which resulted in the construction of a new state of the art facility that opened for fall semester in 2012. The Geauga Campus and the Twinsburg Academic Center share staff and faculty.
Corner Horning and Loop
The Administrative Services Center is the location of several University administrative offices. University Communications and Marketing is in this building, which provides contacts and resources for the news media.
- IA Center for Gift and Estate Planning
- IA Corporate and Foundation Relations
- IS Administrative Group
- IS Office of Security and Access Management
- Mail Service
- Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium (NEOTEC)
- Office of Institutional Advancement: Central Gift Programs and Central Office, Constituent Programs, Leadership Gifts
- University Communications & Marketing
1450 Chiarucci Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Centennial Court F is a suite style, coeducational Residence Halls located at 1450 Chiarucci Drive. Each student room is carpeted, air conditioned and has a semi-private bath. The facility houses students with class standings of sophomore and above and opened for fall semester 2003.
1950 St. Route 59, Kent, Ohio 44240
Constructed in 1991 for the former Campus Bus Service and acquired by the university in 1997, the facility provides space and support for specialized companies to thrive and grow near the university and its other partners. The 41,000-square-foot research park will house two high-tech start-up companies that have their roots in liquid crystal research activities launched at Kent State. The anchor tenant will be the FLEXMatters Accelerator, a broad, public-private high-technology collaboration, designed to produce a new generation of advanced materials and promote regional economic development.
The facility will also provide Kent State graduate and undergraduate students opportunities for research, internships and employment; faculty researchers from the Liquid Crystal Institute and other disciplines will be available for collaborative projects; and the university has entrepreneurial assets available to aid business growth through its centers that specialize in technology transfer, small business development, business innovation and minority-owned businesses.
550 Hilltop Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Franklin Hall was the location of University school until 1956. It was originally named for William A. Cluff, secretary of the Board of Trustees, and renamed in 1956 after Franklin Mills, the original name of the City of Kent. After nearly two years of extensive renovation, the structure re-opened in the fall of 2007 and was transformed into a state-of-the-art center for multi-media education, research and outreach. Franklin Hall rehabilitation marks the last phase of major projects to restore the historic front campus to its former splendor in time for the university's centennial in 2010.
- A Magazine
- Black Squirrel Radio
- The Burr Magazine
- Center for Scholastic Journalism
- Daily Kent Stater
- Fusion Magazine
- Kent State University Independent Films
- Luna Negra Magazine
- Media Law Center for Ethics and Access (MLC)
- School of Emerging Media and Technology
- School of Media and Journalism
- Student Resource Lab (SRL)
- Uhuru Magazine
350 Midway Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Added to the Memorial Gym (now M.A.C. Center) in 1977, the Gym Annex houses the School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport. The College of Architecture and Environmental Design facilities in the Gym Annex include 3rd- and 4th-year and graduate architecture design studios and also the interior design studios.
- School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport
- The College of Architecture and Environmental Design
- Interior Design
- Athletic Training
- Sports Administration
- Sport Studies
- Physical Education / Teacher Education
613 E. Summit Street Kent, Ohio 44242
650 Loop Road, Kent, Ohio 44242
The Ice Arena was built in 1970 and contains two ice rinks, one used mostly for recreational skating and one for hockey and figure skating. A double Ice Arena provides recreational skating, club sports and lessons.
325 Janik Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Named for John T. Johnson, Professor of Agriculture and Photography, 1921-1951, Johnson Hall is an honors only student residence. Originally constructed in 1956, the prior structure was demolished and the current state-of-the-art facility opened for fall semester 2006. The building is located at 325 Janik Drive.
1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
The Kent State community enjoys high-quality musical performances in the Ludwig Recital Hall, located in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, as well as outstanding theatrical and dance performances in the E. Turner Stump Theatre and the Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the School of Theatre and Dance. These facilities are housed in the Kent Center for the Performing Arts, formerly the Music and Speech Center.
600 Hilltop Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Kent Hall was named for William S. Kent, the donor of the land for the original campus. Kent Hall houses the Department of Psychology, the Psychological Clinic, and the Applied Psychology Center, as well as classrooms. Recently, Kent Hall underwent numerous renovations, resulting in the establishment of the Kent Hall Addition, which is located to the rear of Kent Hall and houses additional classroom facilities and faculty offices.
1350 Petrarca Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Constructed in 1963, this freshman only Residence Halls was named for Mona Fletcher, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, 1924-1963. Fletcher Hall, located at 1350 Petrarca Drive, is part of the Eastway Center Complex (comprising Allyn, Clark, Fletcher & Manchester Halls) of the Department of Residence Services.
1061 Fraternity Circle, Kent, Ohio 44242
Built in 1972, and acquired by the university in 1998, the Foundation and Development Building houses the offices of Institutional Advancement and the Kent State University Foundation. Raising private funds and building partnerships are key to sustaining Kent State's mission of teaching, research and outreach. Advancement professionals help to link alumni and friends to a variety of worthwhile initiatives. The Kent State University Foundation is a not-for-profit entity that receives monies on behalf of the university, manages and invests those funds, and administers them in accordance with donor wishes. While serving only Kent State, the foundation is legally separate from it.
- IA Advancement Operations: Advancement Services, Annual and Giving Program, Donor Services, Prospect Management and Research
- IA Annual Giving
- IA Kent State University Foundation
- Office of University Development
2227 Summit Road, Kent, Ohio 44242
Built in 1989 for use by Intercollegiate Athletics' teams for training and practices, the Field House, located adjacent to Dix Stadium, includes a full-size football field, indoor track and state-of-the-art weight room. Additional green areas for intramural and extramural sports are provided as well.
- Athletics Strength and Conditioning
975 Risman Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
The Ceramics Laboratory was built in 1945 and was originally an athletes dormitory (what is now the Student Center parking lot was the football field then). For a while it was used for physiology research. It was enlarged in 1980 and kilns were added for its present use.
775 Loop Road, Kent, Ohio 44242
The Child Development Center was constructed in 1991. The Child Development Center is a laboratory preschool operating in collaboration with the College of Education's nationally recognized program in early childhood education. The CDC provides day care for nearly 200 area preschoolers and also provides training and research opportunities for students majoring in early childhood education.
1450 Petrarca Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Constructed in 1963, this freshman only Residence Halls was named for Raymond M. Clark, Professor of Psychology and Interim President, 1943-1944. Clark Hall is located at 1450 Petrarca Drive and is part of the Eastway Center Complex (comprising Allyn, Clark, Fletcher & Manchester Halls) of the Department of Residence Services.
1500 Eastway Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
The DeWeese Health Center is the home of the Campus Health Center, designed to help students with problems related to their physical and emotional health. It was constructed in 1969 and offers medical and psychological services to students. It was named for A. O. DeWeese, University Physician from 1924 until 1958.
- Office of Health Promotion
- Psychological Services
- Student Accessibility Services
- University Health Services
- University Psychological Services
2213 Summit Road, Kent, Ohio 44242
The 22,000-seat Dix Stadium is home to the Division I-A Golden Flash football team. The stadium is also available for high school football games, intramurals, concerts and other special events and is adjacent to the Field House.
- Athletic Equipment Room
- Athletic Training
215 S Depeyster St.
The culmination of years of planning and collaboration between Alumni, University Officials and the Kent State Foundation, Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center provides the finest in accommodations, superb dining, libations and meeting facilities all adjacent to the Kent State Campus.
Our fully-integrated facility offers the utmost in hospitality for faculty, alumni, students and their families, and of course, visitors to the charming community of Kent. Perfectly situated in the heart of the city, we're just a short stroll from bars, restaurants, shops and galleries - all that Kent has to offer.
- Kent State Hotel
- Kent State Conference Center
175 Terrace Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Engleman Hall was the third Residence Halls built on the Kent Campus. It was named for James O. Engleman, President of the University from 1928-1937. Engleman Hall is comprised of furnished apartments with either one or four bedrooms. It is located at 175 Terrace Drive.
1375 Eastway Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Allyn, Clark, Fletcher and Manchester halls make up Eastway Center and are student residence halls. The complex also houses two dining facilities, Eastway Café on the upper level and Eastway Deli on the lower level. The deli provides a market where students can buy convenience store items, fresh fruit, meats and cheeses with their dining plans.
- Bowling Alley
- Eastway Café - Dining Location
- Eastway Center
- Eastway Market and Deli - Dining Location
225 Midway Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242
Located in the New Front Area of campus, Dunbar Hall is a three story, open class standing student residence. Its mailing address is 225 Midway Drive. It was named for Margaret Dunbar, University Librarian from 1913-1943.
850 University Esplanade, Kent, Ohio 44242
Bowman Hall was named after George A. Bowman, President of the University from 1944 - 1966.
- Advising, Prelaw
- Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine
- CAS - College of Arts and Sciences
- CAS Curriculum Services
- CAS Development Office
- CAS Faculty Affairs
- CAS Office of Graduate Affairs
- CAS Student Services
- CAS Undergraduate Advising
- Center for Public Administration and Public Policy (CPAPP)
- Columbus Program in Intergovernmental Issues
- Computer Lab
- Dean's Office - College of Arts and Sciences
- Department of History
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Political Science
- Jewish Studies Program
- Justice Volunteer Center
- Kent State University Police Academy
- Lyman L. Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies
- Master of Public Administration Program
- Ohio Employee Ownership Center
- Paralegal Studies
- Research in Justice Studies (RJUS)
- School of Peace and Conflict Studies
- Washington Program in National Issues