Students

Homecoming marks the coming together of current and former students, new and old traditions, all in celebration of being Golden Flashes!

Check back here for exciting Homecoming events.

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Monday, September 16th,
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join us in Parking Lot A to purchase lunch from regional food trucks. Tables available for outdoor dining.

Monday, September 16th,
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Flash Activities Board (FAB) will take part in the Ceremonial Painting of the K. FAB members will paint the K blue in Risman Plaza to showcase their KSU pride and signify the start of Homecoming Week.

Thursday, September 19th,
4:00 pm to 7:00 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 to 7:00 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." This reception is open to the public.

Friday, September 20th,
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Go Pro is a career fair preparation event where students can come and learn ways to communicate their purpose, highlight strengths, and make a strong first impression at the Fall Internship, Co-op, and Career Fair. Kick-off homecoming weekend with a purpose! Students can visit various skill stations such as resume building, elevator pitch development, and professional dress. There will also be access to several Alumni/Professional panel discussions. Refreshments will be provided.

Friday, September 20th,
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

This Pre-Homecoming Networking Event is an extension of the Go Pro! Career Fair Prep Event where current students will have an opportunity to connect with professionals and alumni of Kent State University. This is a great way for alumni to share their personal experiences of transitioning from being a college graduate to becoming a professional while helping students prepare for the Fall Internship, Co-op, and Career Fair. Refreshments will be provided!

Friday, September 20th,
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Celebrate our alumni award winners with a reception and ceremony: Taylor Award: Tom Jennings, '85, and Carolyn Robinson, '87; Fast-Track Award: Jinae West, '10, and Isaac Versaw, '13

Friday, September 20th,
5:30 pm to 7:30 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 networking social 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 on-site 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 or by calling 330-672-2180.

Saturday, September 21st,
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Please join us at our EHHS Tailgate Homecoming Tent, located near the rock on front campus, on Saturday, September 21 beginning at 9 a.m. Pick up some free EHHS gear while you prepare for the KSU Homecoming Parade and reconnect with fellow EHHS alumni, faculty, students and staff.

Saturday, September 21st,
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Take a guided tour to see how the Kent State University Library has changed to meet the needs of today’s students! You can also cuddle up with therapy dogs and enjoy a historical walk through time as you browse through yearbooks . Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, September 21st,
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join us as we march in the annual Homecoming Parade!

Saturday, September 21st,
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

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 to 1:00 pm

Join the College of EHHS for a chili lunch following the KSU Homecoming parade that will be served beginning at 11 a.m. in the Food 4 thought Cyber Cafe, located on the second floor of White Hall (Room 213). All EHHS alumni, faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend and bring their families and friends. Please RSVP to the luncheon by phone (330-672-2202) or email (jjone175@kent.edu).

Saturday, September 21st,
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Enjoy a light lunch with JMC alumni, faculty and staff after the Kent State Homecoming Parade.

Saturday, September 21st,
12:00 pm to 1:00 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 or be nominated as an honorary couple, please visit www.ksualumni.org/kissnom by Friday, Aug. 30.

Saturday, September 21st,
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

The School of Art is celebrating 50 years of our glass program with exhibitions and special artist and curator talks. Curator talk with Davin Ebanks will take place on Saturday, September 21 at 12:30 p.m. for the “Kent State Glass@50” exhibition in the CVA Gallery. This will take place during campus Homecoming celebrations and is free and open to the public at Center for the Visual Arts, 325 Terrace Dr., Kent, Ohio

Saturday, September 21st,
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Veterans Club and ROTC will host a tailgate together with food and beverages. Come out to meet other servicemembers/ veterans. Find us at the big ROTC tent in the East Lot of Dix Stadium.