Welcome to Kent State University!


Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) is held prior to the start of fall and spring semesters for all new graduate students. 


GSO provides an opportunity to learn about university resources and network with other new graduate students, along with representatives of Kent State's faculty, staff and administration.


Spring 2023 GSO is scheduled for Friday, January 13 for all new graduate students and new teaching assistants.


Register for GSO here!


Review the GSO Schedule webpage for more details on the program.


Interested in familiarizing yourself a little more with KSU? You are welcome to self-enroll in our Canvas course.


Review the checklist of things to do before starting classes including information on parking passes, health insurance enrollment, immunization requirements, and more.


For students unable to attend Spring 2023 GSO, please review the documents here.

Questions about GSO can be directed to Alexxus Sidney at