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Homecoming Highlights

Kent State Homecoming

Kent State celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, as Kent State alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and the community took part in one of the university’s long-standing traditions.


Kent State President Todd Diacon, who served as this year’s Homecoming Grand Marshal, and his wife, Moema Furtado, lead the Homecoming Parade as they ride down Main Street in a 1969 Oldsmobile.

19th Annual Bowman Cup 5K Race

The morning kicks off with the 19th Annual Bowman Cup 5K Race. Named after former Kent State President George Bowman, the chip-timed race starts and ends in front of the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Kent State Homecoming Game 2019

The Kent State Golden Flashes ring the Starner Victory Bell after winning the 2019 Homecoming Game 62-20 over the Bowling Green State University Falcons.

Kent State Alumni father and daughter

Kent State Alumni hosts a festive Welcome Home Party at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. Alumni, family and friends enjoy the carnival-style event with food, giveaways, games and a lot of fun.

Kent State University kissed on the “K”

As the bell tolls 12:30 pm, couples who feel Kent State played an important role in their relationship kiss on the “K” at Risman Plaza, serenaded by the Kent Clarks a cappella group.

Kent State University Todd Diacon and Homecoming Courts Robby Speaks and Haylee Hoyt

Kent State President Todd Diacon poses with 2019 Homecoming Royalty Robby Speaks and Haylee Hoyt. The Homecoming Courts—more than 30 representatives from all Kent State campuses—were recognized at the game.

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POSTED: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 04:19 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 09:27 AM