Welcome to Stark State College! We’re glad you’ve come where you spend less to earn more and go further.

Now that you’ve been admitted, you’ll need to attend student orientation before enrolling in classes. You can complete the orientation either on campus or online:


1: On-Campus Orientation

Choose an on-campus orientation that’s convenient for your schedule. Check the most recent line-up:


Main Campus – 6200 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton 44720

Friday, August 3: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: Gateway Center
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Wednesday, August 8: 4 – 6 p.m.
Location: Gateway Center
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Friday, August 10: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: Gateway Center
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Stark State College Akron at Perkins – 360 Perkins St., Akron 44304

Friday, July 27: noon – 2 p.m.
Location: Akron Perkins
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2: Online Orientation

If you can’t make it to campus on any of those dates, complete the orientation online at starkstate.edu/nso.

Note: The required brief survey at the end of the online orientation will be used for feedback and to verify you completed the mandatory orientation process.

Note: If you’re a veteran or active duty military personnel using GI benefits, also check additional material at military services orientation.

If you have any questions, please email orientation@starkstate.edu.

We’re looking forward to helping you get started on your journey to a successful future.