Parent's Day: September 6th!

Check below for a schedule of events!


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.


New this year: Online ordering for this package! 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.


FEATURED EVENT - Tailgate Dix Stadium!

Chat with other family members, students and Kent State University staff as the Golden Flashes prepare to take on South Alabama. Festivities take place inside the Field House and all family members are invited to partake in a day of fun, food and football!

• Kent State Golden Flashes vs. The University of South Alabama Jaguars

• Game Day Package $20 includes game ticket and pregame meal
• Student Dining ticket $10 (Student game admission is free with KSU Student ID) 
• To order call KSU Athletic Ticket Office @ 330-672-2244 or 330-672-8830
• Deadline to purchase the package is Wednesday, September 3rd
• Shuttle service will be provided to guests from the Student Center to Dix Stadium
• Tailgate Kent State Fieldhouse 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
• Kickoff 2:00 p.m.


Welcome and Information Tent: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Student Green – near the bus stop - Kent Student Center
Rain location first floor lobby Kent Student Center

Student Recreation and Wellness Center Open House 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Check out all that 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.

Alumni Association Legacy Tailgate: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

*Previous Registration Required*
Dix Stadium, north platform (east side near Field House ) 
Legacy students are those who have a parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt who graduated from Kent State University. In celebration of this special relationship, these students and their families are invited to join the Kent State University Alumni Association for a celebration and tailgate. Legacy students receive a special gift, along with a commemorative photo with their families. Registration is required to attend. Students are free, Legacy family members cost $15/each (ticket and meal). For more information and to register please visit

Kent Interhall Council Open House Tri-Towers Rotunda 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Come check out the Kent Interhall Council/National Residence Hall Honorary office in the Tri Towers Rotunda! Grab some coffee and doughnuts and learn about ways your student can get involved on campus as well as some of the programs that we plan throughout the school year.

May 4th Visitors Center in 101 Taylor Hall

Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free Admission

KSU Fashion Museum Rockwell Hall:  10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

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

Stroll Down the Esplanade and Explore Downtown Kent

A fun-filled evening for the entire family! Get a taste of Kent by trying restaurant favorites and shopping at unique boutiques. Don’t forget your Parent’s Association Membership Cards for discount  opportunities.  Enjoy live music by Hard 2 Handle at the Hometown Bank Plaza or take a walk along the river.

Kent’s 21st Annual 2014 ART IN THE PARK Festival

Saturday Sept 6th   10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   
Sunday Sept 7th   11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free Admission and Parking. Fred Fuller Park located  on Middlebury Rd.  Minutes from downtown Kent.

University Library 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Stop by the library!  Take a selfie with Rockwell “Rocky” K. Squirrel, the official spokes-squirrel of the University Libraries, or check out our 3-D printer!  We’ll have coffee, cider, and donuts for you. If time permits, explore a little or take a 15 minute tour to to see how our academic library has changed to meet the needs of the 21st century learning environment. We’re adjacent to the Student Center on the Risman Plaza.

KSU Ice Arena: 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

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

Crooked River Adventures, 100 Stow St. Kent, OH 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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

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