Classes start for the fall 2013 semester today at Kent State University.
Whether you’re a new student or a longtime townie there are a few tricks below you might find helpful for navigating the first day of fall classes—often the busiest day of the year on campus.
- Traffic—Avoid Summit Street if you can all day Monday. If you can’t, at least try to avoid it during peak rush hours in the morning and afternoon.
- Pedestrian Safety—With thousands of students descending on campus today there’s going to be a huge number of people walking around town. So if you’re driving around, particularly around lunch time, take it slow and keep your eyes open for kids running across the street at random.
- Student Survival Guide—The Daily Kent Stater publishes an annual College Survival Guide, which you can find on the KentWired website.
- Parking—Whether on campus or around town there’s bound to be an absence of available parking spaces. Park in the new Kent Central Gateway parking deck and ride a bus around campus or use your bicycle to help you avoid getting stuck in traffic.
- Lunch—The majority of downtown Kent’s eateries are bound to be swamped for lunch time Monday. If you want to eat at your favorite spot plan on taking an early or late lunch. Trying to eat at noon means you probably won’t get your food until 1p.m.