Social Media Survival Guide: Accounts to Follow as a Freshman

The beginning of your college experience is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Being in a new place and immersing yourself in a new community may sound challenging. However, your time at Kent State is special, and with a long list of resources available to you, you will feel right at home in no time! 

We’ve put together a list of some of the top social media accounts you’ll want to follow as you start to get to know the university. These accounts will help you find out about events, freebies and so much more happening on or around campus.

Here are just some of the accounts you’ll want to keep up with. Trust us … you’ll thank yourself later! 

Kent State

Twitter: @KentState

Instagram: kentstate

Snapchat: kentstateu

Facebook: KentState

Are you really a Golden Flash if you don’t follow Kent State on social media? All jokes aside, these accounts are the perfect way to be involved with all things Kent State! From live coverage of events, to articles involving your favorite Flashes, these accounts have it all.  

Kent State Athletics 

Twitter: @KentStAthletics 

Instagram: kentstathletics

Facebook: Kentstathletics

Want to keep up with your favorite Golden Flashes teams? The Kent State Athletics  account will fill you in! From scores and recaps to schedules and athlete spotlights, this  account is a great way to stay connected and show some Kent State spirit. 

Center for Student Involvement

Twitter: @CSIKent

Facebook: CenterForStudentInvolvement

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is always offering giveaways and fun activities for students. CSI works to make sure students are getting the most out of their time on campus by being involved and meeting new people! CSI uses Twitter to announce events happening all over campus and fun freebies you can snag. Follow CSI for opportunities to win prizes and amp up your leadership qualities. 

Dining Services

Twitter: @KSUDining

Instagram: ksudining

Facebook: KentStateDining

This account might make you hungry! Kent State Dining’s accounts are full of photos showcasing example meals that can be found around campus. Following this account will give you an idea of what to expect at each dining hall. You can also learn about the different meal plans and how to sign up! Be in-the-know about events, location hours, new recipes and themed dinner nights at various dining locations. 

Kent State SSP (Student Success Programs)

Twitter: @KentStateSSP 

Instagram: kentstatessp

Facebook: SSPKSU

Designed to help students transition to college and stay on-track until graduation, this account introduces you to leaders on campus and helps you learn about programs and events all over the university! Check it out for a look at some of the amazing Flashguides who led Destination Kent State this summer, the Welcome Crew who helped you during KSU Kickoff and more.

Residence Services

Twitter: @KSUhousing

Facebook: KSUhousing

Making the transition from living at home to living in a residence hall can be a little scary. But, no worries! Following Residence Services on Twitter will ease this transition. This account is a great resource for more information on RA staff, hall events, and protocols for living the dorm life.  

Kent State Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Twitter: @DEIKentState

Facebook: DEIKentState

This office works to make sure Kent State is a safe and diverse environment for all students, employees and visitors! On this account, you will find posts about events, resources and inspiration for students.

Kent State News 

Twitter: @ksunews

This twitter account is the perfect one-stop location for all of your Kent State news, student success stories, alumni stories and much more. Following this account, as a freshman, especially, is the perfect way to transition into a Golden Flash. 

This list hardly scratched the surface of all the accounts we have here at Kent State. But don’t worry! Our social media directory houses all of the official social media accounts for Kent State. Be sure to take a look and let us know if you have any questions. 

POSTED: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:33am
UPDATED: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:36am
Natalie Eusebio and Rachel Kaveney