Kent Campus Events

Friday, July 26, 2019 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

"The Music Man" is the funny and romantic story of fast-talking salesman Harold Hill. When Hill arrives in River City, Iowa, to con the townspeople and hurry off with their money, he doesn't count on falling for the town librarian in the process.

THE MUSIC MAN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, and can be found on their website.

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 3:00pm to Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 4:00pm

Entrepreneurship Immersion Week (EIW) is an intensive, one-week(ish), immersion experience for undergraduates from all disciplines to learn the skills needed to develop new business concepts and apply these skills in a team-based business concept competition. EIW is an event of the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium, a collaboration of 10 schools of higher education in Northeast Ohio, which rotates the host campus for EIW. Kent State is the 2019 host school.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm

Concert featuring Kulas Visiting Artist the internationally celebrated Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. A complimentary wine reception will follow. Tickets: $60-$85 for a Season Subscription, $5-$20 for Single Tickets. Kent Blossom Music Festival is Kent State's now 51-year partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra, each summer welcoming nearly 50 young artists and master musicians to Kent State for 5 weeks of rehearsal, coaching, mentorship and performance.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Come down to the Center for an afternoon full of crafts and fun!

Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Commencement of all Colleges Conferral of Doctoral, Master's, and Educational Specialist Degrees.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
1:30 p.m. (Doors Open at 12:00 p.m.)

Learn more about Commencement

Monday, August 19, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am

This special ceremony marks the beginning of the university’s first-year students’ college careers and their entrance into higher education. With this rite of passage, the Class of 2023 is now officially part of the Kent State family.

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 8:00pm to Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Kick off the school year at the Library's biggest party of the year! Enjoy free pizza and ice-cream as well as other snacks! Dance to your favorite music or choose from a variety of games to play. Register to win a great prize. We hope to see you at the Library!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Come join the LGBTQ Student Center and our campus and community partners to kick off the beginning of the Fall semester!

There will be music, games, food, information, opportunities for connecting and inflatable joust! We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us at the official kick-off event for the school year where thousands of students will gather on Risman Plaza to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and learn about many of the student organizations and departments on campus.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the academic school year the Undergraduate Student Government holds public meetings for the undergraduate body to come observe and submit questions, comments and concerns for the government to address.

Learn more about USG