Blue and Gold Thursdays at Kent State Stark

Show Your Kent State Spirit on Thursdays at Stark

Blue and Gold Pride Days are back at Kent State University! Kent State faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university are encouraged to promote university spirit and pride by wearing blue and gold colors.

Kent State introduced Blue and Gold Pride Days last fall as a way to unite members of the university community and promote Kent State pride. The tradition continues at Kent State this fall, beginning Friday, Sept. 4, which happens to be College Colors Day, and continues through the school year.


For Amanda Bevington, a Kent State communication studies senior, participating in Blue and Gold Pride Days offers the opportunity to show off school pride.

“Blue and Gold lets my appreciation and love for the greatest place on earth shine through!” Bevington said. “I believe it lets people know that you are doing more than just ‘being here,’ you are here because you love it and you want to be, and you are enthusiastic about it.”

She also encourages members of the Kent State community to wear their blue and gold colors on their campus Blue and Gold Pride Days. Campuses and their Blue and Gold Pride Days are:

Ashtabula Campus – Thursday

East Liverpool Campus – Monday

Geauga Campus and the Regional Academic Center – Wednesday

Kent Campus and College of Podiatric Medicine – Friday

Salem Campus – Monday

Stark Campus – Thursday

Trumbull Campus – Thursday

Tuscarawas Campus – Thursday

“It is important for students, faculty and staff to participate in Blue and Gold Pride Days because being a part of the Kent State family is a privilege, and this creates a day on campus where we can all come together as one and be proud of the place we call home!” she said. “It is important to show off how proud you are to be a part of the Kent State community because not everyone has that amazing opportunity."

Note: Blue and Gold Thursdays are not necessarily a "dress-down" day for staff. Please dress according to your department's dress code.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 9:27am
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 9:27am
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