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Parents & Families

At Kent State, we realize the important role that parents and families play in the success of our students. Your investment began long ago — and we intend to make sure it pays off. While attending Kent State, your student will receive academic support, real-world experience, exposure to a diverse and inclusive campus culture and the philosophy that new ideas matter.

Your involvement is the key to your student’s future development. We welcome you as a member of the Golden Flash family, and a partner with the University, ensuring the best experience, for your student on their college journey as a Golden Flash.

As members of the Kent State community, we encourage you to ask questions, learn about college life, be informed about what is going on around campus and to build your own Kent State experience. If you can’t find what you are looking for on this website, feel free to reach out to us.

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Parents and Families Weekend

Kent State University campus is a student's home away from home, and each year we invite family members to make it theirs as part of Parents and Families Weekend. Make plans to join us with your student, interact with faculty and staff, and experience what makes being a Golden Flash so special!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH TICKETS COMING SOON

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH TICKETS COMING SOON

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A Kent State student wears a graduation cap at Commencement, decorated in blue and gold with the words "Thanks Mom & Dad" written across the top.

Parents & Families Association

Welcome to the Golden Flashes Family! With timely programs and publications, the Parents and Families Association will let you know what is happening on campus and what opportunities are available to help your student enhance his or her experience both inside and outside the classroom. Rewarding experiences await your student at Kent State. A strong support network of Kent State faculty and staff is available to help your student succeed academically.

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