Homecoming is a blend of long-standing traditions and new events designed to reach all Golden Flashes, renew nostalgia and facilitate a lasting feeling of pride.

Kent State Stark Homecoming Week 2019: Sept. 16-20

  • Kent State Homecoming giveaways, including exclusive KSU Homecoming t-shirts, will be available at various times and locations throughout the week.
  • All free food and giveaways while supplies last.
  • Flash will make appearances throughout the week. Take a selfie with our beloved mascot!

Monday, Sept. 16

  • Friends in a Flash
    10 - 11 a.m.
    Campus Center
  • New & Improved Emporium Grille & Market Celebration
    11 a.m.
    Campus Center
    • Join us in celebrating the re-imagined Emporium Grille & Market with a ribbon cutting, free food samples, music performed by a student ensemble and an appearance by Flash.
  • Free Chips & Beverage
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Emporium Grille & Market
  • Office/Department Decorating Contest begins

Tuesday, Sept. 17

  • Cool down with Kona Ice - free shaved ice
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Flagpole Circle
  • Kent State Stark Rocks! - Paint a rock and display it somewhere on campus
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Campus Center

Wednesday, Sept. 18

  • KSU Trivia featuring Kahoot!
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    Campus Center Emporium Grille & Market Seating Area
    • All you need is your smartphone and some friends to participate in this interactive game.
    • All participants receive a raffle ticket good for various prizes.
    • Cornhole Tournament
      3 - 5 p.m.
      Recreation & Wellness Center
    • Flash's Stadium Snacks - enjoy refreshments to celebrate Homecoming Week
      4 - 5 p.m.
      Main Hall Lobby

    Thursday, Sept. 19

    • Flash's Tailgate BBQ 
      11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Campus Center
      • Come enjoy refreshments with the campus community. Music and photo booth fun provided  by Pure Events Entertainment.
    • Volleyball Tournament
      4 - 6 p.m.
      Recreation & Wellness Center

    Friday, Sept. 20

    • Office/Department Decorating Contest judging and awards announced

    Kent State Homecoming 2019: Saturday, Sept. 21


    Kent State University at Stark is excited to select the Stark Homecoming Court. The chosen court will represent our campus at the Kent Campus during Homecoming Week in September 2019. 

    Homecoming is an easy way for each of the eight campuses to connect and engage faculty, staff and students. A Homecoming Committee comprised of Stark faculty, staff and students will select the court. 

    Students can nominate themselves, or faculty and staff can nominate students.

    Nominated students should meet the following requirements:

    • Undergraduate student enrolled at Kent State Stark and having taken the majority of their courses at the Stark Campus (at least 75%)
    • 2.25 cumulative GPA or higher 
    • Senior status: 78 credit hours or more earned now, with 90 credit hours earned by the start of the Fall 2019 semester
    • Not be on probation or semester warning
    • Deadline extended for nominations: Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 at 5 p.m.


    Ashley Brightbill
    Manager, Student Involvement
    Academic Success Center
    40 Campus Center