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Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day for Kent State Faculty and Staff

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Kent Student Center Ballroom will turn into a fun-filled employee appreciation event!

Enjoy complimentary lunch, entertainment, games, giveaways, dancing and more. Lunch and events will take place concurrently throughout the three-hour period so departments may schedule release time for staff. Employees will have the same experience no matter what time they attend. Workers are not required to use designated sick or vacation leave to attend this event; however, the time for participation in this event should be coordinated with guidance from supervisors or managers. University administrators look forward to bringing this event to ALL full- and part-time faculty and staff* for all that YOU do to make Kent State University a great place to work!

Employee Appreciation Event for SECOND- and THIrd-Shift Employees

A special Employee Appreciation Event will be held for second and third shift workers from 10 – 11:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on March 20. Share in the fun with your co-workers and enjoy:

  • Complimentary Lunch
  • Music
  • Games
  • Prizes and Giveaways!

For meal planning purposes, second- and third-shift employees planning to attend should pre-register for this event using the link to the left. Registration will open on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and will end at the close of business on Friday, March 13.

For questions, please call the Employee Engagement and Outreach Office at 330-672-2100, or email engage@kent.edu.

*Please note: Although the University certainly values its graduate assistants and student employees, the Employee Appreciation Events are intended for all full- and part-time faculty and staff. This does not include graduate assistants and student employees.

We can't wait to see you on March 20! Doors open at 10:45 a.m.

Regional events will be held from approximately 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the dates listed below. Registration will open closer to the event. You can click on the name of the campus to register once registration is open.


  • Fri., Feb. 17, 2 p.m., KSU men's basketball vs. Univ. of Akron - MACC
  • Fri., Feb. 17, 4:30 p.m.,KSU women's basketball vs. Miami of Ohio - MACC
  • Sat., Feb. 24, 6 p.m. KSU men's basketball vs. Bowling Green - MACC
  • Mon., Mar. 19, KSU Night at the Q! Cavs vs. Milwaukee Bucks - Quicken Loans Arena
  • Tues., Apr. 24, 11:30 a.m., Office Support Staff Recognition Ceremony - Kent Student Center Ballroom
  • Wed., Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. 20-Year Club Ceremony, Kent Student Center Ballroom