Event Information | Presidential Speaker Series | Kent State University

Event Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Event details are updated frequently. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to check back before coming to campus. 

Accessibility Seating
  • Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center is located at 1025 Risman Dr., Kent, Ohio 44242
Doors Open

The doors will open at 6 p.m. 

Emergencies and Evacuation Procedures

In the event of a medical emergency or evacuation, please see a member of the event staff, usher or law enforcement official.  

Parking & Shuttles

Event Parking will be available in the Student Center Visitor lot as well as surrounding R12 Schwartz Center and R7 Bowman lots. Shuttles will run to and from the Schwartz Parking lots and the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). 

Safety Information

For your safety and the safety of others, guests and their possessions are subject to inspection as a condition of admittance. The university reserves the final decision on all items brought into the venue. Hall Security will carry out security checks at the entrance of the ceremony venue. Our priority is to do this as quickly as possible. Please allow plenty of time to get in the venue for the event. 


  • Animals (other than those used as a service animal)
  • Baby Strollers
  • Bags (larger than 14" x 14")
  • Laser pointers
  • Whistles or Noisemakers
  • Weapons of any kind

The use of a laser-pointing device of any kind or anything that can produce a focused beam of light found on any person in the venue will  result in criminal charges and ejection from the ceremony. Similarly, it is the sole responsibility of security personnel to ensure that should any of these items be found inside the performance area they be promptly confiscated.


Guest seating is general admission.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited. Smoking is also defined to include any and all electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

Ticket Policy

All guests (including children 1 years and older) must have a ticket to enter the venue. Tickets will only be available on site for those who selected Will Call pickup.