Parents and Families Weekend | Kent State University

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!  Save the date and plan to join us Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8.

Something for Everyone

Parents and Families Weekend 2018 offers a variety of different events and activities. There is something for everyone!

  • BINGO Night
  • Paint & Sip-Spirit of KSU Night
  • Pancake Brunch
  • Pregame Athletics Experience
  • Town/Gown (Community & Department Resource Fair)
  • Kent State Football Games

Please do not hesitate to give us a call or email us if you have any questions regarding the weekend.

Parents and Families Association
Office of the Dean of Students
Kent Student Center RM 226
Office: 330-672-8012




Location: Kent Student Center
Check-in- 5:00pm- 6:00pm
Panel Discussion: "Supporting the holistic well-being of your student"- 6:00pm- 7:00pm
​​​Location: Kent Student Center 306 A&B Check-in
Join us for an informative discussion from our panel of university professionals on the subject of “self care" and support. You will learn about the trends, resources and wellness programs available for your student.
Break!- 7:00pm-7:30pm
Get ready for an evening of fun!
7:30pm- 9:00pm - Option 1 & 2 Activities
Option 1 Activity: BINGO (Taste of Home – has been here w/BINGO) 
Food, prizes and FUN! Come unwind with us in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and for an evening of BINGO!!
Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) aerobic studio
Option 2 Activity: Paint & Sip-Spirit of KSU night
Join us for a fun and creative evening of fun! Lead by KSU alum Althea Jones ’05.  Althea will help you to channel your inner artist and  create a portrait of Golden Flash  spirit!


Location: Dix Stadium
Pancake BRUNCH- 11:00am–1:00pm
Come and start your day with us at DIX stadium to kick off your day with us with food and fun! A delicious brunch will be served by some of our Kent State administrators. Enjoy a time to meet and mingle with administrators and other members of the Golden Flash Family!
Athletics Visit- 1:00pm–1:30pm
Prizes, cheerleaders and the KSU football team keep the day going with spirit and pride!     
Community Fair- 1:30pm–3:00pm
Want to learn more about the city businesses and resources? Had a question for one of our departments on campus? Come check out the “community and university fair”. Giveaways, resources and opportunity for some great connections!   
Kickoff begins at 3:30pm!