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Student Life

Student Life

Below is a brief overview of the students' resources at Kent State University. For more detailed information, we strongly recommend visiting the International Student and Scholar Services website. 

International Students

Finding a comfortable and suitable housing is a major concern almost all international students have. So, you can visit the website of the Department of Residence Services at Kent State University in order to look for a suitable on-campus apartment.


Do not worry about the transportation if you are a student at Kent State University! PARTA bus services are available for free for all students even during breaks. Not only on-campus trips are being provided for free, but also the trips to the shopping centers.


DeWeese Health Center is the health care center at the university. Services provided at this center include primary health care, women's health, and physical therapy services. We recommend visiting the website of the health center in order to check the mandatory immunization requirements. Health insurance plans are also available at DeWeese health center.


Center for Students Involvement is the place where you can find students' organizations you might be interested to join. Students' organizations at Kent State University are diverse and include different cultural, religious, professional, and political registered groups.


Textbooks, computers and computers products, gifts, apparel, and accessories (auto, desk, etc) are all available at Kent state Bookstore.


Bursar's office provides prospective and current Kent State students the required information regarding the financial issues including the tuition and fees, regulations and rules of payments, payments options, health insurance, and refund policies you can visit the website of the .


The main library at Kent State University is a well established and equipped library. Textbooks, articles, DVD's, and videos supported by many research databases are available there in order to help the student and faculty. Computer labs, group study rooms, and multimedia services also can be found in the library.                                                                                                                                                        

After approving your admission, you will be given a username and a password for your FlashLine. FlashLine is the website where you can find almost all what you need as a student at Kent State University. You can check your @Kent e-mail, take a look at your registered classes, organize your own calendar, and access WebCT-Vista webpages**.

If you have been accepted at any of our programs, you have to be in a direct contact with the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office. The personnel in this office will help you in order to get your I-20 and then to apply for the visa.


Last but not least, Kent State University and Kent city maps are extremely important for you during your first few weeks at Kent until you get oriented to the campus and the city.


** Blackboard is the webpage where you can access the online courses you have.