Student Technology Guide Book Connecting at Kent State

Kent State Wireless – Primary network, Secure: for phones, tablets, computers

eduroamSecure: for guests from other participating universities

Kent State GuestUnsecure: for general public university guests

Multimedia DevicesSecure: for gaming consoles, smart TVs, and multimedia devices (Apple TV, Roku)

Connecting Phones, Tablets, and Computers

Connect your computer and mobile devices to our secure, high-speed network, Kent State Wireless. Use your FlashLine username and password to log in. Instructions for connecting can be found at support.kent.edu/wireless.

Connecting Gaming and Multimedia Devices

Gaming consoles, smart TVs, and multimedia devices (e.g., Xbox, PS4, Roku, Apple TV) must be connected to Kent State's dedicated wireless Multimedia Devices network.

To register your device on the Multimedia Devices network, visit MultimediaDevices.kent.edu.

Note: Chromecasts and smart light bulbs are not compatible with any Kent State network.

Security Tip: Be aware of your network. Never use non-password-protected public Wi-Fi to do online banking or any other type of personal business.


Understanding Your FlashLine Login and Kent State ID Number

Protect your FlashLine username and password, and your Kent State ID number like you protect your Social Security Number. These are your digital identity at Kent State and give access to many of your personal details such as:

  • Email
  • Social Security Number
  • Kent State ID Number
  • Bank account
  • Direct deposit
  • Financial Aid
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • and other personal info

With this information, someone could take out a loan in your name, steal your financial aid, de-register you from classes, send spam email from your account, and more.

Never share your password with anyone. Only use your Kent State ID number for official university business. Forgot your password? Access our online password recovery tool at support.kent.edu/forgot.


Flash ALERTS is Kent State's official emergency text notification system.

Sign up to receive alerts about unscheduled university closings due to weather and other emergencies at www.kent.edu/flashalerts.

Using the FlashLine Portal

FlashLine is Kent State’s portal that connects you to your essentials you’ll need throughout the semester. Visit login.kent.edu to sign in.

  • Schedule advising appointments
  • Register for courses
  • Access course schedule
  • Track your GPA
  • Check your student account balances

Get help with FlashLine at www.kent.edu/flashline.

Help Us Improve Systems on Campus

FlashLine Improvements: Use the feedback link in the portal to share your ideas for improving FlashLine.

Pioneer Program: Be the first to test drive new Kent State applications and products before they are released! Sign up at apps.kent.edu/Pioneers.

Security Tip: Choose a strong, unique password for your FlashLine account. Never use the same username/password on other websites.


Student Email

You can access your Kent State email account at email.kent.edu or by selecting the email icon in FlashLine. All official university notices are sent to your Kent State email address, so check your email often!

For more information, visit support.kent.edu/email-student.

Kent State Email on Your Mobile Devices

For instructions on how to setup email on your specific mobile device, visit support.kent.edu/gmail-mobile.

Beware of Email Scams (Phishing)

Never send personally identifiable information in an email, specifically:

  • Kent State ID number
  • Passwords
  • Account or credit card numbers
  • Social Security number

Kent State will never ask you to send your password through email. Only open attachments or links in emails that you are expecting. Hover your cursor over the link to view the URL — make sure you recognize the website.

When in doubt, DON’T CLICK!

Visit secureIT.kent.edu for free online training on how to identify phishing scams.



The KSUMobile app features many of the same resources as FlashLine, designed for use on your mobile device.

  • View schedule
  • Check grades
  • Campus maps and directions
  • Dining locations, hours, and payment options
  • Account information
  • View employment records
  • Live bus tracking
  • Buy books
  • Campus safety resources
  • Parking availability

Additional Official Kent State Apps

For information about other official Kent State mobile apps, visit www.kent.edu/mobile.

Security Tip: Never leave your phone, tablet, or computer unattended, even for a moment, and always lock your devices with a passcode.


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