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Dorm Guide: Upperclassmen review residence hall experience

Jordan Coleman Reporter October 29, 2021

 A student’s residence hall can determine the quality of their college experience-how long their walk to class is and what people they will meet. These are also the places where most students will experience...

Shopping carts were available for move-in, cleaned and sanitized by staff members after each use.

RAs to try for community events in the semester

Cassondra Siaus Reporter May 11, 2021

The pandemic has made it difficult for students to meet new friends and interact with their neighbors and resident assistant, but with more students returning to campus in the fall, RAs may be able to...

The Honors College at Kent State is the Stopher and Johnson Honors Complex, also known as StoJo.

Living in the Honors College during COVID-19

Morgan Cummings Reporter April 30, 2021

Kent State provides unique living experiences for students through the Living-Learning Communities (LLCs), including the Honors College. Just like the rest of the dorms, COVID-19 has impacted students’...

CARES Act data

How Kent State spent CARES Act funding: technology and COVID-19 protections

Emma Andrus Reporter March 24, 2021

When Kent State received $19 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, in 2020, at least half of that money was distributed to aid students through the...

Two weeks after last vaccination those individuals are considered fully vaccinated.

New CDC guidelines for vaccinated individuals

Alexandra Golden Reporter March 11, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated on March 8. Being fully vaccinated differs depending on the vaccine the person received, according...

Off-campus housing, such as Province pictured here, becomes popular for students to safeguard themselves against COVID-19. Many students requested single living spaces near the university to continue their remote learning environment.

Students living off-campus increases for spring semester

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 11, 2021

Two weeks into the spring semester, the number of students living on campus has fallen by 37 percent compared to the fall. While 3,576 students unpacked their belongings into dormitories at the beginning...

A notice placed on the door that connects Olson Hall and Lake Hall informing students of the quarantine. Photo taken by Troy Pierson. 

4 more floors placed under quarantine

Sara Crawford Opinion editor October 15, 2020

A total of 305 students and eight floors are currently under quarantine, with the latest date going until Oct. 21. Each dorm was informed via a community update email from Jill Jenkins, executive director...

Students wait in line for COVID-19 testing Friday at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. After increased cases of COVID-19 at Kent State University, mass testing was brought to campus.

Ohio National Guard offers mass COVID-19 testing

Chris Ramos Reporter October 3, 2020

Partnering with the Ohio Pandemic Testing Team, the university offered students free coronavirus testing at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement on Friday. The testing team on campus was...

Kent Health Department Notice

Centennial Court A begins 19-student quarantine

Jessica Cobb Regionals/Teaching reporter September 29, 2020

It was a hectic first day of quarantine for Nicholas Negron and his roommates in the Centennial Court A dorms. “I just woke up to my roommate saying, ‘we’re done, either shut down here or we’re...

Life inside Kent State’s quarantine dorms

Nathan MehringReporter September 11, 2020

Quarantine dorm rooms are being used on campus to house students that have either been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have come to campus from outside of Ohio. For those traveling from other states,...

Kent State has no need for transitional housing this semester

Abigail Mack August 24, 2019

Move-in at Kent State looked a bit different this year because of the lack of transitional housing for on-campus residents.The last few years have seen the university’s residence halls opening at more...

Junior advertising major Alissa Woodward holds her assistance cat, Gunner, in Olsen Hall on Monday, Feb. 13, 2016. Gunner aids Woodward in coping with her anxiety while in college. “It helps to come home to something solid, something unwavering,” Woodward said.

Animal companions ease students’ stress, anxiety

Jenna Kuczkowski March 8, 2017

Editor's note: This story first appeared in the March 9 edition of The Kent Stater.Resting just above the door handle of Madison Radke’s door in Wright Hall is a small sticker with “Animal in Residence”...

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