50th Commemoration of May 4

McArevey and Elvis meet

A visiting documentary star (and Elvis fan) received a very special welcome at Kent State.

Douglas Scott McKenzie with Amy Reynolds and Todd Diacon at May 4 Commemoration 2023

The Kent State Community came together for the 53rd Commemoration of May 4, 1970. 

Gracie Ford and Lulu on Daffodil Hill

The colors of spring have arrived on the Kent Campus. 


Image for Leading Through Tragedy

On Thursday, March 12, Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services will host “Leading Through Tragedy,” an event that brings together a panel of leaders who were impacted by campus violence from institutions such as Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University and Chardon High School in Ohio.

Logo for May 4 50 Years

Kent State University has outlined planned events for the month of March related to the 50th commemoration of May 4. For the latest updates on events, visit www.kent.edu/may4kentstate50/event-schedule.

Joe Walsh will perform with his band Barnstorm on May 2 at Kent State University for the May 4 50th Commemoration Benefit Concert. (Photo credit: Myriam Santos)

Kent State University is proud to announce the May 4 50th Commemoration Benefit Concert featuring Joe Walsh (with Barnstorm – Joe Vitale and Kenny Passarelli) and David Crosby (with his touring band), two Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members with strong musical connections to the events of May 4, 1970.

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