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Smart Start Saturday

Smart Start Saturday
August 23, 2014
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Main Hall
Kent State University at Stark

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 at the Resource Fair
  • Get your Kent State FLASHcard
  • Photobooth, DJ and giveaways during lunch
  • Take a self-guided tour - bring your class schedule with you!

School Supplies

Bring school supplies to donate
to the YWCA of Alliance!

Suggested items needed:
  • Rulers
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Binders
  • Markers
  • Folders
  • Notebook Paper
  • Pens

You can also drop off your donation the first week of classes at the front desk in Student Services, 132 Main Hall, or at the Welcome Team tables at various campus events.

Kindly RSVP by August 20

Smart Start Saturday Reservations


  • 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)

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