KSU Kickoff is the start to your first semester as a Golden Flash. You will engage in four days packed full of free activities to familiarize yourself with the Kent State University community, make new friends, aid in academic success, and meet different faculty and staff from around campus. Some events are required to ensure you start the semester successfully, while other events are optional based on your interests and needs. KSU Kickoff ends with one of Kent State’s best traditions, Blastoff! You will not want to miss this welcoming celebration!


What Do Students Gain From KSU Kickoff?

  • Assistance to further transition into the university environment as a college student
  • Critical information that can be applied just-in-time for classes to start
  • Opportunities to attend KSU Kickoff activities to meet new friends
  • Exclusive time to meet the Dean of your academic college that houses your major
  • Time to explore the Kent community
  • Pride in being a Golden Flash!


KSU Kickoff FAQs

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