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Start Smart Welcome

START SMART is a quick reference guide to Kent State services for first-year students, transfer students and their families. Students living on campus at Kent State often have a variety of questions when they first arrive on campus and throughout their first year.

Residence Services is committed to helping students develop their support network of resources here at Kent State.

Click on the START SMART topics to the left to begin exploring recommended resources and finding the answers to your questions.


S: Safety and Security
T: Technology
A: Academic Support
R: Resources
T: Tutoring

S: Student Wellness
M: Money Matters
A: Advising
R: Reaching Out
T: Transitions

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Residence Services at 330-672-7000 or the residence hall staff.

Welcome to Kent State University!


Lindsay Marx
Assistant Director, Academic and Student Leadership Programs
Department of Residence Services