Parents and Families Appreciation Week Welcomes Over 700 Family Members to Campus

Kent State students aren’t the only ones who get to celebrate the start of the new school year. Over 700 family members of golden flashes will be joining in the fun from Sept. 12 - 17 for Parents and Families Appreciation Week. 

This year, parents and families can expect an in-person weekend of exciting events as well as weeklong virtual activities.  

In addition to the usual festivities, this year an open house for each college will be held to highlight its majors and minors as well as its faculty and staff.

Assistant Dean of Students Shana Lee has been planning this event and is excited to welcome families to campus once again.

Parents and students can look forward to “making several memories and connections together as they network with faculty, staff, students, and other families.” said Lee.

In-person Events

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15

  • Women's Volleyball vs. Cleveland State | MAC Center | 6 p.m.
  • Arx Duo Concert | KSU Ludwig Recital Hall | 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16

  • May 4th Museum | 147 Taylor Hall | 300 Midway Drive | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Kent State University Museum| 515 Hilltop Drive | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Parents and Families Weekend Check-In and Reception | Room 218, Kent Student Center | 5:30 - 7 p.m.
  • College Open Houses | Various Campus Locations | 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Blue & Gold Paint and Sip | 3rd Floor, Kent Student Center Room 306 | 7 - 9 p.m. *SOLD OUT**
  • Family Movie Fun Night with FAB featuring Jurassic Park | 7 - 9 p.m. | Risman Plaza/Student Green
  • 40th Annual Black Squirrel Festival |  3 - 7  p.m. | Risman Plaza/Student Green
  • Discussion and Moderated Q & A with Jaden Smith  | Cartwright Hall | 7 p.m. (Tickets required)
  • Kent Rocks! Music Festival | Free music at 20+ venues in Downtown Kent | Times vary
  • Constitution Day Celebration | Harrick Garden Room | 1 -  2:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17

  • Parents and Families Weekend Tailgate | The Field House | 10:30 a.m. - Noon (For more game day information visit Kent State Sports)
  • KSU vs. Long Island University | Dix Stadium | Noon kickoff time

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18

  • Field Hockey vs. Appalachian State | Murphy-Mellis Field | Noon 

Virtual Events

FAMILIES OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AFFINITY GROUP INFORMATION SESSION 

Thurs., Sept. 15 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. EDT via Zoom

Meet representatives from Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and other families and to learn about valuable resources on campus and best ways to support your student.  Hosted by Amanda Feaster, Director of Student Accessibility Services and Zachary Strickler, Neurodiversity Coordinator. Learn more about SAS.

REGISTER FOR THE MEETING ON ZOOM


FLASH SCAVENGER HUNT

Bounce around Kent State’s valuable resources for a chance to win a Family Prize Pack! The scavenger hunt closes on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 6:00pm EDT. The winner of the Family Prize Pack will be randomly selected from completed entries and contacted via email.  

ACCESS THE FLASH SCAVENGER HUNT


PARENTS AND FAMILIES BINGO

Play bingo virtually from the comfort of your home! Limited to the first 100 players, 1 card per player. To ensure multiple families have an opportunity to play, please limit one card per household.  

DOWNLOAD VIRTUAL BINGO CARD

For up-to-date information on Parents and Families Appreciation Week, visit its website.

POSTED: Monday, September 12, 2022 - 1:53pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 12, 2022 - 2:17pm
WRITTEN BY:
Sage Mason