Parent's Day: September 12th!


Check below for a schedule of events!

WHAT IS PARENT'S AND FAMILIES DAY?

The 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 & Families Day. Share the KSU experience as you spend time connecting with your student, interacting with faculty and staff, and experiencing what makes being a Golden Flash so special. Parents and Families Day offers many different events and activities. Please join us and cheer on the Golden Flashes! Tickets currently available.


TICKETS ON SALE JULY 15TH!

To save time and the hassle of getting us on the phone, you can now order this package online from the comfort of your own home! To order tickets please click the link below. Here's how to order:

  • Parents need to select how many tickets they need for the game (KSU Students do not need )
  • Parents also need to click how many BBQ meal tickets they need (Do not include the KSU Student.)
  • The last line is for the KSU student. Make sure they select one for you (KSU students do need to purchase a meal ticket) - We have it separated to monitor how many students are attending. This item should only be used for KSU Students
  • Tickets can be mailed or left at will call to be picked up before the game or on game day.

Tickets are also available by contacting Kent State Athletics Ticket Office at (330)-672-2244 or athletictickets@kent.edu. Click here for more information.


GOLDEN FLASH FOOTBALL AND Pregame meal | GAME DAY KICKOFF AT 6 P.M.

• Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Delaware State

• Game Day Package $20 includes game ticket and pregame meal

• Student Dining ticket $13 (Student game admission is free with KSU Student ID) 

• To order call KSU Athletic Ticket Office @ 330-672-2244 or 330-672-8830

• Shuttle service will be provided to guests from the Student Center to Dix Stadium

• Pregame Meal at Field House: 4:00 PM

• Kickoff at Dix Stadium: 6:00 PM

• Fireworks following game


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Real Late Reels: Cinderella

Friday, September 11,  9:30PM Outdoor movie on the Student Green
Rain back-up: KIVA
Saturday, Sept  12 8pm and 11pm KIVA


Student Recreation and Wellness Center Open House

Saturday, September 12, 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Check out all the Student Recreation and Wellness Center has to offer! Parents and families are invited to enjoy the state-of-the-art facility, including a four court sports arena, indoor track and large natatorium.. Family and friends will be admitted free of charge all day.


Hang out with dogs at the Library

Saturday, September 12, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come and spend a little time with Kent State’s Dogs on Campus!  Our furry friends are no strangers to the University Libraries or Kent State students.  They’ll be in the University Library (the tallest building on the Kent Campus) between 10a and noon.  Stop by as early as 9am for a balloon, popcorn and other refreshments for all who visit. Don’t forget your camera’s!  Rocky, the University Library squirrel, will also be scurrying around to take a selfie with you!  Questions?  Email LibraryFriends@kent.edu


 KSU Fashion Museum 

Saturday, September 12, 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Rockwell Hall

The KSU Fashion Museum will open its doors to families free of admission.


Alumni Association Legacy Brunch 

Saturday, September 12, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Kent State Student Center, 3rd floor room 306

Legacy students are those who have a parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt who graduated from Kent State University. In celebration of this special relationship, legacy students and their families are invited to join the Kent State University Alumni Association for a celebration brunch. Legacy students receive a special gift, along with a commemorative photo with their families. Registration is required to attend. Students are complimentary, legacy family members cost $10/each for the brunch. For more information and to register please visit www.ksualumni.org


Kent State Ice Arena

Saturday, September 12, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Visit the coolest place on campus and take advantage of discounted skate rental ($3.00) and free admission during the 1-3 p.m.. public skating session.

Crooked River Adventures

Saturday, September 12, 7:00 AM - 500 PM

100 Stow St.. Kent, OH 

Enjoy complimentary bike and inner-tube rentals along the Cuyahoga River for families and friends accompanied by a KSU student. *student must present FLASHcard*


Run the World 5K

Saturday, September 12, 8:30 AM

Risman Plaza, Kent Student Center

Our inaugural, international-themed event features a 5K route through campus, post-race international cuisine, and tons of information from KSU's Study Abroad faculty and staff who will answer questions about our diverse study abroad locations around the world! Parents and families, students and alumni are welcome to participate in all post-race activities and information sessions regardless of whether or not you choose to run/walk.

Click here for more information


Kent’s 22st Annual 2015 ART IN THE PARK Festival

Saturday ,September 12th, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM   
Sunday, September 13th, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Art In The Park features artists who express their creative talents through photography, paintings, artful apparel, ceramics, and pottery, drawings, jewelry, glasswork, metal and wood. This festival is located in one of Kent's most beautiful parks, Fred Fuller Park, located right on Middlebury Rd. Free admission and free parking. 

Click here for more information.


May 4th Visitor Center  

Saturday, September 12, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Free Admission


Kent International Festival ~ Sept. 12th ~ 12 to 7pm

Saturday, September 12, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

North Water Street

Enjoy international foods, products, art, demonstrations and music! Vendor will be set up along N. Water St., next to the Hometown Bank Plaza.


Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 330-672-4050 or email us at kentparents@kent.edu if you have any questions regarding the event.