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Kent Campus Events

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 8:00pm


Bring your cell phone to download your Welcome Weekend schedule and work with Welcome Weekend staff to learn about all the events for Welcome Weekend 2017.

View the full Welcome Weekend 2017 schedule


Friday, August 25, 2017 - 7:00am to 3:00pm


7 - 8 a.m.
Pick up your Welcome Weekend schedule on the second floor of the Kent Student Center.


8 - 9 a.m.
Join the staff of UCommute in the Kent Student Center Ballroom for information on resources and ways to get involved with the Commuter, Off Campus Student Organization (COSO) and around campus.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am


10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Get excited about Kent State Athletics with the help of the band and sport teams. This session will provide you with everything you need to know about the upcoming athletic schedules. Go Golden Flashes!

View the full Welcome Weekend 2017 schedule

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Blastoff will be held Sunday, Aug. 27, and is just what you need to kick-off the new school year! With giveaways, student organization tables, an unforgettable closing show and more, you won't want to miss it!

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 8:30am to 10:30am

Run the World 5K is a race organized by the colleges within Kent State University and the Office of Global Education to raise money for study abroad student scholarships.  This Kent Campus 5K is part of the new Run the World Race Series that will also include a race at the Stark Campus on April 14, 2018. Over the past two years the Run the World events have been able to provide $21,000 in scholarships for students to study abroad.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Kent State University Aeronautics Fair. Enjoy free entrance while viewing aircraft, enjoying food vendors and visiting dozens of booths. This is a family-oriented, educational, community event. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:00pm

Free Lunchtime Yoga for faculty and staff is available each Tuesday from 12:15 to 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 1:15 to 2 p.m. in Studio 1 at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Please register for each day you would like to attend by visiting the Employee Wellness Calendar and select each Tuesday and/or Thursday that you wish to attend.

All full and part-time employees are welcome and membership is not required. All fitness levels are welcome. Bring your own mat.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Save the Date for the 13th annual Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The workshop, which will focus on fake news and feature keynote speaker NPR's David Folkenflik, will take place at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s FirstEnergy Auditorium in Franklin Hall.

Points of Interest

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

All your graduation needs are located in one place.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

The hands-on arts festival is free and open to all ages. The festival features live entertainment, food trucks, over 30 different interactive art creations in the visual arts, dance, choreography, music and many other art making activities.

Presented by KSU College of the Arts and the City of Kent and located on the Lester A. Esplanade, between Downtown Kent and Rockwell Hall. Free parking is available on city streets.