EXCEL is a living-learning community for new freshmen Exploratory students, designed to assist with exploring careers, education, and leadership while moving students toward selecting their major by the end of freshmen year, so that students remain on their four year graduation track.
- An assigned academic advisor in the Exploratory Advising Center located in Lake Hall.
- Enrollment in a set of core classes and participation in study sessions with other EXCEL students.
- Enrollment in an EXCEL First Year Experience (FYE) and Careers courses to research majors and careers.
- Participation in thought provoking activities within an active and high energy environment in Lake Residence Hall.
- Student programs, services and academic assistance tailored to enhance student success.
- Peer mentors who plan awesome and fun activities while supporting positive student development.
How do I participate?
- Open to first year Exploratory students at Kent State University
- On your Housing Application, you must select Lake Hall and EXCEL Community as your top choices
Look for a confirmation email from the EXCEL Coordinator approving your spot in the community
- Get information on how to apply or contact us with your questions: