Kent State Students Celebrate the Start of a New School Year at Blastoff

Students Enjoy Annual Back-to-School Celebration

Kent State University students celebrated the start of a new school year at Blastoff on Sunday, Aug. 30, on the Student Green. Blastoff is the university’s annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin. It serves as the culminating event of Welcome Weekend, a four-day orientation program that helps new students transition into the university environment.

Kent State student organizations and community groups were there to welcome new students and welcome back returning students to campus. Blastoff also featured hot air balloon rides, live music and a laser light show.

Blastoff ran from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The laser light show, also on the Student Green, took place from 9-9:30 p.m.

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POSTED: Monday, August 24, 2015 - 4:45pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:16am
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