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Homecoming 2019
Save the Date – Saturday, Sept. 21
#KentHC

Plans are underway for Homecoming on Sept. 21. Bring your family and friends home for a day of reminiscing, discovery and excitement as campus will be booming with Golden Flash pride. Don’t miss this year’s festivities as the Kent State Golden Flashes take on the Bowling Green Falcons in a MAC home-opener. There will also be many other exciting activities planned throughout the weekend including the parade and alumni breakfast at the Rock on Front Campus. 

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Thursday, September 19th, 4:00 pm

4th Annual DiversiFEST  As part of Kent State University’s annual homecoming celebration, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host the 4th annual DiversiFEST on Thursday, September 19, 2019. This festival is a celebration of Kent State University's culture and diversity. Attendees have the opportunity to learn more about the services and events the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers throughout the year. This is a family-friendly, free event open to the public. All are welcome! This celebration of diversity and inclusively will be held 4:00pm - 7:00pm at the Williamson House (located at 1200 S. Main Street). Attendees are invited to bring family and friends in addition to a chair or blanket and enjoy the music, food and games.

Thursday, September 19th, 5:00 pm

You're invited to the opening reception celebrating our two newest exhibits, "Culture/Counterculture: Fashions of the 1960s and 70s" & "Wearing Justice: A Tribute to May 4th" Exhibits. This reception is open to the public. The exhibition Culture/Counterculture looks at fashions of the 1960s and early 1970s with a particular focus on the generation gap during that period. The exhibition is scheduled to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Kent State’s shootings on May 4, 1970. Almost 50 years ago, the shootings of Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard brought to a head the cultural divides that had split the nation. There was a sharp contrast between supporters of the establishment and those opposed – the culture and the counterculture.

Friday, September 20th, 10:00 am

  Kent State Class of 1969, save the date for your 50th Class Reunion, Golden Order Induction ceremony and Homecoming! This 3-day celebration will take place Thursday, September 19 - Saturday, September 21. Cost to attend is $15 per person.  Register here by Friday, September 6 A special room rate of $99 per night is available for the class of 1969 alumni at the Hampton Inn in Kent. Call the Hampton Inn directly at 330.673.8555 and ask for the Kent State Alumni Class of 1969 rate to make your reservation.  Hotel Address: Hampton Inn Kent  4406 State Route 43  Kent, Ohio 44240  Questions? Please contact Carrie Circosta by email at ccircost@kent.edu or by phone: 888-320-5368

Friday, September 20th, 5:30 pm

The Division of Graduate Studies invites you to enjoy an evening of live music, hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Held in the spectacular Architecture Building. This social networking event will be open to all alumni and their guests.In addition, alumni interested in advancing their careers with one of the more than 400 doctoral, masters and certificate programs offered at Kent State will have the opportunity to connect with faculty and alumni from graduate programs across the university. All prospective students submitting an application from September 15th through September 22 will have their application fee waived. With convenient onsite parking on the corner of East Main Street and South Lincoln St., The Architecture Building is just north of downtown Kent. This event is open to you and one guest over the age of 21. Take advantage of this free event by registering online now or call 330-672-2180

Friday, September 20th, 6:30 pm

The Alumni Awards recognize and honor alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their profession, communities and at Kent State. These awards are the university's most prestigious honors given to alumni. Join the Kent State University Alumni Association in celebrating the achievements of the university's most outstanding alumni. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by the awards recognition and dinner. Business attire is requested. Cost: Reservations are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight. Cost includes dinner, beer and wine.

Friday, September 20th, 6:30 pm

The Alumni Awards recognize and honor alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their profession, communities and at Kent State. These awards are the university's most prestigious honors given to alumni. Join the Kent State University Alumni Association in celebrating the achievements of the university's most outstanding alumni. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by the awards recognition and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Business attire is requested. Cost: Reservations are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight. Cost includes dinner, beer and wine.

Saturday, September 21st, 8:00 am

The University Bands Alumni Chapter and Kent State Bands welcome you back to campus and invite you to perform during Homecoming! While you’re with us, enjoy lunch with other band alumni and the current MGF senior class. Family and friends of band alumni are welcome to attend the football game and lunch as well.  KSU Band alumni can choose to participate in one or all three of the following opportunities:  Homecoming parade performance  Stands performance during the Homecoming game  The “Floating K” halftime performance  Required uniform: Navy blue polo or t-shirt and khaki pants. If the weather is colder on game day, please layer with a navy blue long sleeve shirt. 

Saturday, September 21st, 9:00 am

Kick-off Homecoming morning at the alumni hospitality tent. Sponsored by Kent State Alumni, a continental breakfast will be served from 9 - 10 a.m. (on a first come first serve basis). PLUS, this is the best seating to view the Homecoming Parade that starts at 10 a.m. Don't forget: the location of the hospitality tent is at THE ROCK on Front Campus! Let Us Know You're Coming Back! 

Saturday, September 21st, 11:00 am

Visit the Wick Poetry Center at 126 S. Lincoln Street (next to the Architecture building). You’ll be able to talk to poets, tour the May Prentice House and Poetry Park, and add a few lines to our Global Peace Poem. All are welcome.

Saturday, September 21st, 11:00 am

Join the LGBTQ+ Alumni Chapter and the LGBTQ Student Center for a fun, relaxing social at Bricco after the Homecoming Parade. Light appetizers will be provided. (No registration required) 

Saturday, September 21st, 11:00 am

Continue your Homecoming celebration after the parade at an alumni party at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement (350 S. Lincoln St.). The Welcome Home Party is indoor/outdoor event, free and fun for all ages with free festive food, activities and KSU giveaways! Let Us Know You're Coming Back! 

Saturday, September 21st, 11:30 am

Take a ride on Lolly the Trolley! This narrated campus tour allows you to hop on and off at your leisure. Look for Lolly the Trolley at various stops around campus. The trolley tour is available from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Homecoming day. Wait at the designated stops to board Lolly the Trolley that will arrive approximately every 20 minutes. Please note, tickets are not required for this tour. Let Us Know You're Coming Back! 

Saturday, September 21st, 12:00 pm

Did Kent State play an important role in your relationship? If so, make sure you and your sweetie are a part of this special Homecoming tradition. Celebrate your relationship by joining other couples to Kiss on the K! All couples will kiss on the K at Risman Plaza when the bell rings at 12:30 p.m. A special performance by the Kent Clarks and activities will begin at noon. Nominate an honorary couple by Friday, August 30.

Saturday, September 21st, 1:30 pm

Join us for the Homecoming pregame party before our Kent State University Golden Flashes take on the Bowling Green State University Falcons. You can expect great food, a cash bar, giveaways, games, a DJ and more! Register Now