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Parents and Families Weekend

Kent State University campus is a student's home away from home, and each year we invite family members to make it theirs as part of Parents and Families Weekend.

Make plans to join us with your student, interact with faculty and staff, and experience what makes being a Golden Flash so special!  Save the date and plan to join us Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8.

Something for Everyone

Parents and Families Weekend 2018 offers a variety of different events and activities. There is something for everyone!

  • BINGO Night
  • Paint & Sip-Spirit of KSU Night
  • Pancake Brunch
  • Pregame Athletics Experience
  • Town/Gown (Community & Department Resource Fair)
  • Kent State Football Games

Please do not hesitate to give us a call or email us if you have any questions regarding the weekend.

Parents and Families Association
Office of the Dean of Students
Kent Student Center RM 226
Office: 330-672-8012



Parents and Families Weekend SCHEDULE                   PARKING

While our registration for activities have closed please see below for a list of other events on campus and in the surrounding community:

  • Run the World 5k

Sign-Up Today!

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 8:30 am

Start and Finish in Risman Plaza

  • Art in the Park

Fred Fuller Park located on Middlebury Road

Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More Information >

  • International Festival

  • The Black Squirrel Festival

Risman Plaza 

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

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  • Tom Grace book signing

Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties (Copies available at the University Bookstore)

Visitors Center from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm