Kent Student Center & Center for Student Involvement Host Welcome Back Week Activities

KSC & CSI Presents Welcome Back Week Aug. 25 to 28

The Kent Student Center (KSC) and the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) cordially invite students, faculty and staff to enjoy a week of Kent State spirit (and free food) to start the academic year.

KSC/CSI will host an event each day during the first week of classes to welcome back the KSU family and generate excitement for the start of the year. All events will take place in The Nest (2nd floor, Kent Student Center) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the final event of the week (Blue and Gold Friday) taking place across the entire campus.

It’s Welcome Weekend Time

Kent State students fill up the Student Green to participate in a dance party during the university’s back-to-school Blastoff celebration.

Before the fall semester starts on Aug. 25, new students are invited to participate in Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that runs Aug. 21-24 and helps familiarize students with the Kent State University community. The events during the weekend serve as an opportunity for students to transition into the university environment and learn about the academic and social opportunities that exist at Kent State.

Movers and Groovers Assist New Students on Move-In Day

A Kent State alumna and parent of an incoming student is pleasantly surprised to find volunteers to help her daughter’s move into a residence hall during freshmen move-in day.

Each August during freshman move-in day, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer to assist incoming freshmen get settled into their new university accommodations. To make the experience more fun and welcoming, the Kent InterHall Council sponsors the Movers and Groovers program.

Freshman move-in day takes place on Thursday, Aug. 21. A host of volunteers will welcome students and parents, and will assist with heavy lifting. The Kent State president’s Cabinet also has volunteered to help this year.

ADVISORY: Kent State University President, Athletic Director, and Football Coach to take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Aug. 19

Dr. Beverly Warren, Athletic Director Joel Nielsen, and Head Football Coach Paul Haynes will take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 4:15 p.m. in the south end zone of Dix Stadium at 2213 Summit Road in Kent. 

The event comes in response to a challenge tweeted Aug. 13 by Rebecca Windover, an assistant residence hall director, who has a family member fighting ALS.