Kent State Celebrates Start of New School Year With Annual Blastoff | Kent State University
Thousands of Kent State students work their way through Risman Plaza during Blastoff, the annual back-to-school celebration at Kent State.
Thousands of Kent State students work their way through Risman Plaza during Blastoff, the annual back-to-school celebration at Kent State.
Kent State students enjoy activities on the Student Green during the 2015 Blastoff festivities.
Kent State students enjoy activities on the Student Green during the 2015 Blastoff festivities.
Kent State students participate in the Intramural Department’s bubble soccer competition set up on Manchester Field during the 2015 Blastoff event.
Kent State students participate in the Intramural Department’s bubble soccer competition set up on Manchester Field during the 2015 Blastoff event.
Kent State students watch martial arts demonstrations in Risman Plaza during Blastoff, the annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin.
Kent State students watch martial arts demonstrations in Risman Plaza during Blastoff, the annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin.
A local DJ spins music during a performance and laser light show on the Student Green at Blastoff, the annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin.
A local DJ spins music during a performance and laser light show on the Student Green at Blastoff, the annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin.
Kent State students enjoy the music and the laser light show at Blastoff, the annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin.
Kent State students enjoy the music and the laser light show at Blastoff, the annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin.

Kent State Celebrates Start of New School Year With Annual Blastoff

Kent State University students will celebrate the start of a new school year at the university’s annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin. Blastoff will take place on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 6-9:30 p.m. on the Student Green and Manchester Field on the Kent Campus.

Blastoff serves as the culminating event of Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that helps new students transition into the university environment.

At Blastoff, students have the opportunity to learn about and connect with more than 200 student organizations. Students can enjoy hot air balloon rides, inflatables, a concert and a laser light show. The laser light show will take place on the Student Green from 9-9:30 p.m.

Aramark, Kent State’s new dining vendor, will serve free food samples from Fresco, Grazers and Starbucks; and Fork in the Road, the Kent State Dining Services’ food truck, also will serve food during the event.

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POSTED: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:03am
UPDATED: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 8:00am
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