All Together, Let’s Go Forward, K-S-U!

We missed you on campus last year but are eager to welcome alumni and friends home to celebrate Homecoming this year on Oct. 2. We can’t wait to see our Golden Flash family glowing with blue and gold pride! Not only will we enjoy Homecoming traditions together, but the Class of 2020 will be honored with a special commencement ceremony during the weekend.

Don’t miss an exciting line-up of activities planned throughout the week, both in person and online. Explore campus, enjoy classic events, reminisce with fellow classmates, show your pride from home and so much more!

For a chance to win a blue and gold prize package, please let us know you’re planning to come home this October!

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Alumni Events

Monday, September 27th (All day)

Homecoming has always been a time to recall old memories and make new ones with Fellow Flashes. Let’s kick-off Homecoming week by sharing our favorite Kent State memories. Share your favorite Homecoming photos on social media and tag #KentHC for a chance to win KSU prizes!

Monday, September 27th, 12:00 pm

The day’s agenda features activities happening throughout the day and into the evening. The early afternoon activities are Welcome Back...

Monday, September 27th, 5:00 pm

The day’s agenda features activities happening throughout the day and into the evening. Join us for the evening activities including the Centofanti Hall Celebration.

Thursday, September 30th, 4:00 pm

Activities will take place simultaneously that day in Purinton Hall and the Mary Patterson Building. There will be refreshments in each building, a door prize, music and a small gift for the first....

Friday, October 01st (All day)

Let’s share our love for Kent State from Facebook to Instagram to Twitter and all across social media, campus or wherever you are! Blue and Gold out your social media and tag #KentHC! You can also download the Homecoming pride images below and share them on your social media pages! If you’re a student, employee, alumni, or friend - be sure to wear your Blue and Gold all day!

Friday, October 01st (All day)

We have a whole weekend of excitement planned for you to engage, interact and experience the College of Aeronautics and Engineering. Participate in a whole weekend of activities for a discounted rate or pick and choose what you want to do! Either way, we are excited to see you because we are BETTER TOGETHER. Learn more about CAE Homecoming Weekend 2021

Friday, October 01st, 1:00 pm

We have invited our Class of 2020 to return to campus during Homecoming 2021 for a historic, in-person commencement ceremony dedicated to the class. The Class of 2020 Commencement will take place at 1 p.m.

Friday, October 01st, 2:00 pm

Come check out the demonstrations happening at the Design Innovation Hub, an open-access collaborative maker and innovation accelerator environment for all students and all majors!

Friday, October 01st, 3:30 pm

Join us in celebration of our next chapter as we embark on a "groundbreaking" adventure. Refreshments, interactive experiences and CAE Alumni and Friends Dinner and Award Ceremony to follow.

Friday, October 01st, 5:00 pm

Join alumni and Jewish students for an evening of food, friends, and spiritual connection. Register by 9/30 @ 2:00pm 5:00pm- Social hour 5:45pm- Services 6:15pm- D'var Torah, Kiddush, Dinner

Friday, October 01st, 6:00 pm

Join us for food, music and fun as we kickoff Homecoming Weekend. Meet the Homecoming Royalty, Athletic Director and President Diacon! There will be a free Homecoming T-shirt giveaway while supplies last.

Friday, October 01st, 7:00 pm

Kent State University invites you to join us for Fireworks downtown after the Homecoming Kickoff. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the show! Test shots will go off at 7 p.m.

Friday, October 01st, 7:30 pm

Travel the world in ONE night! International students will host informational tables about their home countries and showcase cultures with amazing performances. Free food for attendees!

Saturday, October 02nd, 8:00 am

The annual race, named after fedora-loving former Kent State University President Dr. George Bowman, will take place during Kent State University Spirit Week. Chip timing will be used.

Saturday, October 02nd, 9:00 am

Join us for our Homecoming performances! Participate in the full day of activities, or attend only the parade (9 - 11 a.m.) or halftime (starting at 11 a.m.). Full schedule provided upon registration. RSVP Here

Saturday, October 02nd, 10:15 am

Can’t make it to campus? Grab a cup of coffee and have a morning chat with President Todd Diacon prior to our first live stream of the parade! Join us to watch the parade and hear from special guests. What would you like to talk to President Todd Diacon about during our Virtual Coffee Chat? Share Your Questions And let us know if you plan on watching the virtual parade livestream. Let Us Know You are Watching

Saturday, October 02nd, 10:30 am

Celebrate Kent State at the Homecoming Parade. We have the best spot to watch the parade at the Rock on Front Campus!

Saturday, October 02nd, 11:00 am

After the parade, CPH students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends can stop by Moulton Hall's West entrance (facing the rock) patio for light refreshments and pick up some new CPH swag.

Saturday, October 02nd, 11:30 am

Celebrate Homecoming with other LGBTQ+ and ally individuals; ALL are welcome including alumni, students, faculty/staff and community members. Free appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages provided.

Saturday, October 02nd, 12:00 pm

Be a part of a favorite Kent State Homecoming tradition as we celebrate 10 years of KSU couples. Share a kiss with your significant other on the “K."

Saturday, October 02nd, 12:00 pm

Come check out the demonstrations happening at the Design Innovation Hub, an open-access collaborative maker and innovation accelerator environment for all students and all majors!

Saturday, October 02nd, 12:30 pm

The introduction of the Integrated Greek Council (IGC) plots serves to celebrate the rich tradition between the university and nation, allowing history to be on display for generations to come.

Saturday, October 02nd, 1:30 pm

Saturday, October 02nd, 1:30 pm

Catch up with the Stark County Alumni Chapter at their table inside the Flash Nation Tailgate! Enjoy food and festivities with fellow Stark County alumni before the Homecoming game.

Saturday, October 02nd, 1:30 pm

Join us at Dix Stadium for our annual Homecoming tailgate! Put on your blue and gold, and meet up with Black alumni for a family-friendly tailgate before the football game against Bowling Green.

Saturday, October 02nd, 1:45 pm

The Kent State New York City Alumni Chapter is back! Come celebrate Kent State Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 2, at Turnmill Bar.

Saturday, October 02nd, 3:30 pm

Completing a week of Homecoming activities, the Golden Flashes will take on the Bowling Green Falcons for the annual Homecoming football game. October 2, 2021, 3:30 PM at Dix Stadium

Sunday, October 03rd, 10:00 am

Come together one last time during Kent State University Homecoming 2021 for a wonderful brunch at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center, located at 215 S. Depeyster St., Kent, OH 44240. Open to alumni, faculty, staff, students or anyone who would like to attend.


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