A Complete Guide to Living at Kent State 

 

Are you an incoming student wondering where to live on campus? Not sure which residence hall is right for you? Look no further! This straightforward guide has all the facts and will help you choose the perfect place to live. Be sure to follow @ksuhousing on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates about housing information around campus. You can also visit the Housing highlight on our Instagram account to see a tour of the residence halls on campus. 

Here are a few tips from Residence Services for making the best out of your time living on campus. 

  • Go to hall council meetings: Get involved with what’s going on in your hall! Attend hall meetings or even join hall council to actively participate in addressing issues and planning events. 

  • Participate in hall events: Hall events are a great way to meet other students in your residence hall! Most residence halls offer a variety of events throughout the semester so there are plenty of opportunities to meet other students and participate in fun activities such as movie nights or game nights.

  • Get to know your Resident Assistant (RA): Have a question about your residence hall? Need advice? Talk to your RA! Every residence hall has multiple RA’s on staff to assist students and make sure your semester is going well. 

  • Meet your floormates: Another great way to meet other students in your residence hall is by introducing yourself to your floormates! Leaving your door open while you are in your room also creates an open environment for building community among your floormates.

Now that you have a good idea of how to make the best of your time in the residence halls, keep reading for a clear breakdown of all the on-campus housing options at Kent State!

Eastway: Comprised of four halls connected by a dining hall, Eastway Fresh Food Company, Eastway marks the hub of on-campus living. Each hall houses approximately 245 first-year students and is comprised of mostly double rooms. All rooms in Eastway contain twin-extra large beds, loftable furniture, microfridges, carpeting and air conditioning.

Allyn Hall
Eastway
  • Co-ed floors

  • Four floors

Clark Hall

Manchester Hall

Fletcher Hall

  • Co-ed by floor

  • Four floors

Tri-Towers: Similar to Eastway, Tri-Towers also offers residents a dining hall, Rosie’s Diner and Market, at the center of the three halls. In total, Tri-Towers houses approximately 1,335 first-year and upper-class students. All rooms in Tri-Towers contain twin-extra large beds, carpeting and air conditioning. Koonce and Wright halls are comprised of double rooms. They include semi-loftable furniture and microfridges. If you’re looking for a more private space, Leebrick Hall’s single rooms may be the best option for you. Additionally, on the second floor of the Tri-Towers Rotunda, students can utilize the Tri-Rec facility which contains more than 75 treadmills, ellipticals, selectorized machines and free weights.  

 
Tri-Towers
Koonce Hall

Leebrick Hall

  • Co-ed floors 

  • 12 floors

Wright Hall

  • Co-ed floors

  • Nine floors

 

Korb Hall: Situated between Eastway and Tri-Towers, Korb Hall is the perfect place for students who want to be within a short walk of both Eastway Fresh Food Co. and Rosie’s. With six floors, Korb houses approximately 200 freshman students and is comprised of two-person double rooms that are co-ed by room. Korb also offers gender-inclusive rooming options. All rooms in Korb contain twin-extra large beds, loft-able furniture, microfridges, carpeting and air-conditioning. Korb also houses the LGBTQA Living-Learning Community.

Korb

Centennial Courts: As one of the newer residence halls on campus, Centennial Courts features several glass lounges, common areas, kitchen facilities and a fireplace. Centennial Courts is located within a quick walk from Rosie’s, Munchies Market and Prentice Cafe, a gluten-free dining hall. With four floors, halls are co-ed and house first-year through upper-class students. All rooms in Centennial Courts contain twin-extra large beds, loftable furniture, microfridges, carpeting and air conditioning. 

Centennials

Centennial Court A

Centennial Court B

  • Comprised of two-person semi-suites with shared bath (e.g. double room that shares a bathroom with another double room)

Centennial Court C

  • Comprised of single rooms that share a bath with another single

Centennial Court D

Centennial Court E

Centennial Court F

  • Comprised of double and triple rooms with private bath

New Front: For students looking to be closer to front campus, housing in New Front offers a variety of different options. Dining near New Front housing includes Muchines Market and Prentice Cafe, located on the first floor of Prentice Hall. All halls in New Front contain twin-extra large beds.

Dunbar Hall

Dunbar
  • Comprised of mostly double rooms with carpeting and air conditioning

  • Loftable furniture

  • Contains microfridge units

  • Houses approximately 240 first-year students and upper-class students

  • First floor is accessible to students with mobility impairments

  • Co-ed floors

Engleman Hall 

Engelman
  • Comprised of apartments with either one bedroom or four bedroom units

  • Fully furnished apartments (includes a sofa, chair and coffee table in the living room; table and chairs in the kitchen; and bed, drawers, wardrobe, desk with lighted hutch, and desk chair in each bedroom)

  • Moveable furniture (i.e.; not built in/attached to the walls

  • Eligible for residents with 30 credits or more

  • Co-ed wings

Prentice Hall

Prentice
  • Comprised of mostly double rooms with carpeting and air conditioning

  • Loftable furniture

  • Contains microfridge units

  • Houses approximately 230 first-year to upper-class students

  • Houses Business Learning Community

  • Accessible rooms for students with disabilities

  • Co-ed floors

Verder Hall 

Verder
Stopher
The Quad: Located in the heart of campus, The Quad offers the most central location to all of campus. The Quad is within a short walk of the Student Center and many other academic buildings. All halls in The Quad contain twin-extra large beds, loftable furniture and microfridges.

Stopher Hall

  • Houses approximately 180 Honors College students (first-year and upper-class)

  • Comprised of double and triple rooms with private bathrooms

  • Contains carpeting and air conditioning

  • Co-ed floors

  • Three floors

Johnson Hall

  • Houses approximately 220 Honors College students (first-year and upper-class)

  • Comprised of double and triple rooms with private bathrooms

  • Contains carpeting and air conditioning

  • Co-ed floors

  • Three floors

Lake Hall

Lake

Olson Hall 

Olson
  • Comprised of mostly double rooms

  • Houses approximately 235 first-year and upper-class students

Twin Towers: For students who want some privacy but are still looking to live with roommates, Twin Towers offers the best of both worlds. Rooms in Twin Towers feature a common area shared by two residents and two separate sleeping areas with separate room key cards. Dining near Twin Towers includes Eastway and Rosie’s. All rooms in Twin Towers contain twin-extra large beds, loft-able furniture, microfridges, carpeting and air conditioning.

Beall

Beall Hall

McDowell Hall

  • Comprised of suites (e.g. two sleeping rooms, a living area and a bathroom shared with another suite)

  • Co-ed floors

  • Eight floors

Van Campen Hall: Situated on the edge of campus, Van Campen is the perfect place for residents looking to be away from the hustle and bustle. With three floors, Van Campen houses approximately 56 students and is comprised of double, triple, and quad rooms. All rooms contain twin-extra large beds, bunkable furniture, microfridges, carpeting and air conditioning. 

Van Campen

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POSTED: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:01am
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:10am
WRITTEN BY:
Erica Fowler