Mapping the Future: May 4 Visitors Center 2022 Visioning Report

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On August 24, strong storm winds caused trees to fall damaging the May 4 Memorial. Kent State University is committed to thoughtfully restoring the memorial and is currently working on a repair plan. Continue to consult the May 4 Visitors Center website for continued update.

 For the latest update click here.

The May 4 Visitors Center follows the Kent State University academic calendar.  We are closed for fall break, winter break, spring break, and all scheduled university holidays. For weather related closures, please visit the official advisory page. Although the Center is open to the public, guided tour groups are led by appointment only.
The May 4 Visitors Center does not accept donations of archival or historical materials. If you are interested in donating such materials to Kent State University, please contact the department of Special Collections & Archives where the May 4 Collection is housed at
The May 4 Visitors Center is not responsible for planning the commemoration to find more information see Commemoration Information

Fall 2023 Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Saturdays 1pm - 5pm

The May 4 Visitors Center will be closed Monday December 18, 2023 through Monday, January 15 for Kent State's winter break. Regular operating hours will resume at the beginnning of the spring semester.