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Smart Start Saturday

Smart Start Saturday

Smart Start Saturday - August 23, 2014

Kent State University at Stark welcomes all new students to campus on August 23 for Smart Start Saturday. This is your new student orientation that will prepare you for the first day of classes - and college life.

Smart Start Saturday is for NEW Kent State Stark students starting in Fall 2014.


  • Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m. in the Main Hall Lobby
  • Find out what you need to know for the first day of classes
  • Participate in New Student Orientation Sessions
    • Overcoming Obstacles
    • ALEKS Intro for Basic Algebra
    • Student Life
    • Faculty Expectations
    • Managing Life & the Classroom
  • Parent & Guest Sessions
  • Lunch on the campus lawn for you and your guests (limit 2)


  • Buy your books and Kent State gear
  • Meet campus representatives
  • Get your Kent State FLASHcard
  • DJ and giveaways during lunch
  • Take a self-guided tour - bring your class schedule with you!

    Reservations will be taken
         beginning August 1.

Smart Start Saturday Reservations
                Please check back.



  • Student Services Hours:
    8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Bookstore Hours:
    9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • East Wing Computer Lab:
    8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Smart Start Saturday Contact:
Kristi Yerian
Assistant Director for FYE


Helpful Information

  • Guide to Your First Week & Academic Success Center Services (coming soon)