Schedule of Events
To honor and remember the events that occurred on that tragic day, virtual events and exhibits hosted by Kent State University students, faculty and staff are scheduled through May 4.
This ticketed event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available for download on April 1. The lecture and luncheon will feature Erica Eckert, Ph.D., assistant professor, Higher Education Administration, who will present, Where Were the Administrators?
A special screening of the film “Young Plato” will take place, followed by a panel discussion with Neasa Ní Chianáin, director; David Rane, producer; and Kevin McArevey, headmaster.This ticketed event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available for download on April 1.
This cornerstone of the commemoration began in 1971. There will be food before the Candlelight Walk on the Commons and in the Prentice Hall parking lot, and there will be an online signup for the Candlelight Vigil.
The campus community and visitors will gather at noon on the May 4 site at the Kent State Commons (rain location: tent on Manchester Field) to commemorate the moment that gunfire erupted 53 years ago.