Welcome Weekend

KSU Kickoff is the new name of what was formerly known as Welcome Weekend. With the fall semester beginning on Thursday, Aug. 23, the three-day welcome event no longer falls on the weekend before classes. Kent State University’s Office of Student Success Programs reconsidered its welcome plans for new students starting this fall and compiled...

Thousands of Kent State students work their way through Risman Plaza during Blastoff, the annual back-to-school celebration at Kent State. Kent State University students will celebrate the start of a new school year at the university’s annual back-to-school celebration that occurs the day before fall classes begin. Blastoff will take place on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 6-9:30 p.m. on the Student Green and Manchester Field on the Kent Campus. Blastoff serves as the culminating event of...