Annual Blastoff Event Will Kick Off New School Year

Risman Plaza
Blastoff, Kent State University’s annual back-to-school celebration, will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Blastoff serves as the culminating event of KSU Kickoff, a four-day orientation program that helps new students transition into the university environment.
Kent State University students gather at Risman Plaza for the annual back-to-school celebration Blastoff.

New and returning students will gather at Risman Plaza to socialize, learn about and connect with more than 200 student organizations and other departments on campus. Students also can enjoy hot air balloon rides and inflatables. The event will conclude with a concert and light show.

This year, classes begin Thursday, Aug. 23, which is a few days earlier than in previous years, to accommodate the new fall break on Oct. 11 and 12.

View a complete schedule of KSU Kickoff events

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