Schedule a Visit

New students are encouraged to schedule a visit to Kent State University and the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) to learn about the campus and our programs.

Summer Preview KSU events are Friday, July 19, and Friday, July 26!  



Our popular class visits schedule will resume in February 2024.

Schedule a visit.

Parking for visitors is in the Kent Student Center Parking Lot off Summit Street. Tell the parking attendant you are on campus for a college visitation program. See the Campus Map for directions and a map of campus. Occasionally, the School of Communication Studies offers "one-day" permits to visitors but special accommodations are required. Visitors may park at meters located in most parking areas, in the Student Center visitor lot, or by obtaining a $3, "one-day" permit from Parking Services. Rates are posted at each meter and at the Student Center lot.

For general questions about college and school visits, contact the College of Communication and Information at 330-672-2950 or

Visual Communication Design Walk and Talk Tours

Join the director of the School of Visual Communication Design for a tour of Taylor Hall, home of VCD, and learn more about design and photography and everything the school has to offer. All tours are scheduled for 1:00 P.M. 

  July 15  July 22  July 29   August 5


Other Visit Options

Visit CCI

Visit the College of Communication and Information (CCI)

The College of Communication and Information (CCI) prepares graduates for careers in communication, design and media-focused industries. Our students select from coursework in digital technology, web development, digital film and media production, broadcast journalism, multimedia journalism, design communication, photography, photojournalism, communication studies, public relations, advertising, user experience design (UXD), human-computer interaction and more.  

During the fall and spring semesters, CCI hosts recruitment events and class visits:

See what we have scheduled


Tours & Visits for CCI Graduate and Doctoral Students

Graduate (Masters) Students

If you're a future graduate student, please contact the following for your program of interest to schedule a visit or tour of the facilities.

Doctoral (Ph.D.) Students

If you're a future doctoral student interested in our Ph.D. program, please contact Miriam Matteson Associate Dean, to schedule an individual visit.

General Campus Visits & Preview Days

Campus Tours

If you haven’t seen the Kent State campus yet, we’d suggest that you schedule a campus tour on the same day as a college information sessions or school tour (see below).  Campus tours are offered daily for both undergraduate and graduate students and include a 30-minute presentation and a 90-minute walking tour. 

Preview KSU!

Preview KSU!, offered during the summer and fall semesters by Undergraduate Admissions, includes a comprehensive visitation program for high school students and families.  Students can attend a CCI academic session as part of Preview KSU.

Register for Campus Tours & Preview Days