A look back at KSU Kickoff

Welcome back, Golden Flashes! The 2019 Fall Semester is officially in full swing and we are excited to see all the new and returning Flashes on campus. We are especially excited for this semester as we begin our new social media blog. So this week, we’d like to go back to revisit the very first week of the semester, KSU Kickoff in particular.  

From residence hall move-in to BlastOff, and everything in between, the social media team was there to give you an inside look at all of the activities through our Instagram and Snapchat stories. Take a look at this video highlighting KSU Kickoff!  


 Leading up to move-in day, we partnered with Residence Services to highlight the halls on campus. You may have even seen our stories on Snapchat and Instagram touring the buildings two weeks before the students filled the halls and again on move-in day to feature all the excitement! If you haven’t seen the stories, check out our highlights on Instagram. And if you want to find out more about housing on campus, read this post.  

And did you see the Snapchat geofilters for the various KSU Kickoff events? (If you didn’t, here’s a friendly reminder to keep an eye out for our geofilters during events throughout the year.)

The social media team also joined forces with The Office of Student Success Programs (SSP) to host a social media contest through Snapchat. For this contest, we asked students to identify different locations around campus for a chance to win a prize pack sponsored by various departments around campus. 

Be sure to add us on Snapchat (@kentstateu) to have the chance to participate in future contests, by the way!

Also, speaking of SSP, be sure to follow them on social as well. Find them at on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  They had an awesome lead up to KSU Kickoff featuring introductions to the Welcome Crew

These accounts are a great place for students to connect with the office and discover university involvement and leadership opportunities.  

Coming up this semester, keep an eye out for the following features from SSP:

  • #WhereisSSP – a weekly Twitter and Instagram contest that allows students to discover locations and resources on campus while winning unique prizes

  • SSP Student Leader Spotlights – a showcase of our diverse, amazing student leaders

  • Peer Leader Training Course Recruitment – an interactive recruitment of potential KSU student leaders

  • Student Leadership Position Announcements – an opportunity for you to learn more about leadership positions available

We look forward to showing you more activities and events throughout the year through our accounts. Be sure to stay connected with us!


POSTED: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:48am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:34pm
Erica Fowler and Deanna Stevens Ulrich