Calendar of Events

Whether you're an international or domestic student, faculty or staff, community member or just passing through, you'll find something of intererst to you on the calendar below. Check our calendar often for announcements of everything from concerts to workshops and festivals to sightseeing trips, all with the power to broaden your understanding and appreciationof the world.

Also here is a quick list of upcoming trips and outings, events and happenings sponsored or supported by the Office of Global Education and our friends. Please note our full line-up of activities planned during Welcome Week, August 21 through 28.



  • September 3 and 4: Niagra Falls Labor Day Weekend Trip. Participants must register at the Office of Global Education, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Monday through Wednesday.  Reservations are limited, Cost: $120 (ISAF rate) and $160 (non-ISAF rate). Complete trip details.
  • September 5: Labor Day (U.S. Holiday) Office and University closed.
  • September 10: 2nd Annual Run the World 5K Run/Walk 2016, Risman Plaza, 8:30 am.
  • September 14: OGE Cultural Cafe, Kent Student Center Ballroom, 4:00 to 5:00 pm (Countries to be announced).
  • September 15: Culinary Passport: Noche Caliente. A night of Hispanic-themed food sponosred by Kent State Dining Services. 4:30 to 8:00 pm. Eastway.
  • September 15: Culinary Passport: Brazilian Night. An evening fo Brazilian-inspired food sponosred by Kent State Dining Services. 4:30 to 8:00 pm. Kent Market Two, Kent Student Center.
  • September 30: International Homecoming Celebration. Time, date and location to be announced.

  • October 1: Homecoming
  • October 11: Culinary Passport: Soul Food. A night of "Down-Home Cooking" sponosred by Kent State Dining Services. 4:30 to 8:00 pm. Eastway.
  • October 12: OGE Cultural Cafe, Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony, 4:00 to 5:00 pm (Countries to be announced).
  • October 26: Culinary Passport: German Oktoberfest. An evening fo Brazilian-inspired food sponosred by Kent State Dining Services. 4:30 to 8:00 pm. Eastway.