What A Weekend! Black Squirrel Festival, Parents and Families Bring Campus To Life

Thousands of students and their families joined faculty, staff, alumni and others Sept. 16-18 in a weekend that had it all.

Perfect temperatures and high energy greeted those who spent time enjoying the food trucks, giveaways and music on the Student Green and Risman Plaza for Black Squirrel Festival. The annual fall tradition invites student groups to interact with the student body in hopes of creating new activities for students to start the fall semester.

Parents weekend invited visitors to many campus locations, including the May 4 Visitors Center, Kent State University Museum and the many university colleges, among other locations. Parents and visitors were also invited to Dix Stadium where the Golden Flashes notched their first win of the season and 10th consecutive home victory with a 63-10 win over Long Island University.

Here's a glimpse of the big weekend in action!

Kent State Cheerleaders At Dix Stadium Fall 2022
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Students Enjoying Football at Dix Stadium











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Students Enjoying Black Squirrel Festival 2022
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POSTED: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 3:42pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 9:29am
Eric Mansfield