Employee Appreciation Day for Kent State Faculty and Staff, Sept. 1 | Kent State University

Employee Appreciation Day for Kent State Faculty and Staff, Sept. 1

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Kent Student Center Ballroom will turn into a fun-filled employee appreciation event!

As we kick off a new academic year, we take time to celebrate Kent State University faculty and staff. Your only requirement is to come, have fun and enjoy a complimentary “cook out” lunch, entertainment, games, giveaways, dancing, lip-sync competition and more. Lunch and events will take place concurrently throughout the three-hour period so that departments may schedule release time for staff, and employees will have the same experience no matter what time they attend. Employees are not required to use designated sick or vacation leave to attend; however, the time for participation in this event should be coordinated with guidance from their supervisor or manager.

In addition to the daytime festivities, a special evening Employee Appreciation Event will be held for second- and third-shift workers from 10-11:45 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Sept. 1. Evening attendees also will enjoy a meal, music, games, lip-sync competition, prizes and more. Come share in the fun with your co-workers.   

For meal planning purposes, all employees who wish to attend should pre-register for this event by selecting the day or evening event button on the Employee Appreciation Day homepage. All employees who have registered by Aug. 27 will automatically be entered into our free prize drawings.

All Regional Campus employees are encouraged to attend the Employee Appreciation Event held on the Kent Campus on Sept. 1, as this event is for all full- and part-time Kent State employees from all campuses. However, we know that travel can sometimes be difficult, and therefore, in addition to the Sept. 1 celebrations, the Division of Human Resources is expanding its annual open enrollment and wellness fairs to include an employee appreciation component this fall. The Division of Human Resources has added an Open Enrollment, Wellness and Employee Appreciation Fair for each Kent State campus this fall. Stay tuned for more information that will be sent out as part of our Open Enrollment campaign. This will include dates, times, vendors, topics and a complimentary lunch for all attendees of the fair.

On behalf of the Employee Appreciation Committee and university administration, we are  excited to bring these special events to all full- and part-time faculty and staff* for all that YOU do to make Kent State a great place to work! We can’t wait to see you and celebrate on Sept. 1!

If you have questions, please contact the Employee Engagement and Outreach Office at 330-672-2100 or hrweb@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 would not include graduate assistants and student employees.