Exploratory Learning Community

The Exploratory Learning Community is a great way for you to build connections with your peers and gain access to more support through your career and major exploration as an Exploratory student!

We know students who participate in the Exploratory Learning Community are MORE successful academically and in making connections with their peers.

By joining, you will have:

  • MORE opportunities to explore with programming focused on exploration of careers and majors, leadership and college success!
  • MORE support from the staff and the Exploratory Mentors!
  • And MORE...

Applications for 2023-2024 are now closed. The application will re-open in January 2024 for 2024-2025. If you have any questions, please contact explore@kent.edu.

Lake Hall is the home of the Exploratory Learning Community

The learning community is open to all first-year Exploratory students living in Lake Hall, Honors students living in Honors housing and students commuting to campus.

Take a Virtual Tour of Lake Hall

MORE SUPPORT from the Exploratory Mentors

The Exploratory Mentors are here to guide you through your first-year, from exploration to college success. Your Exploratory Mentor will meet with you one-on-one in Exploratory Learning Community office located in Lake Hall. The mentors also host programs throughout the year focused on community building, career and major exploration, college success and leadership skills.

Meet Our Mentors


Learn how joining the Exploratory Learning Community made a difference from recent graduates!