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Welcome to the Kent State University's Parents' page. Here you can find updates about the campus, events, and everything related to your Golden Flash student. 


What is Parent's 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 KSU Parent’s 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.

Parent’s Day offers many specially-planned events and activities including receptions, campus tours, faculty presentations and a tailgate party followed by a football game.
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.



Golden Flash Football and Brunch
Tailgate Dix Stadium FEATURED EVENT!

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

• Saturday September 7th:  Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Bowling Green Falcons.
• Game Day Package $20 includes game ticket and pregame meal.
• To order call KSU Athletic Ticket Office @330-672-8830  - deadline to purchase the package is  September 4
• Shuttles to the stadium



Schedule of Events:
Please continue to visit our website for the most up-to-date information

Welcome Table (9:00 a.m. - 11:00am @ The Kent Student Center (KSC) 1st Floor)
Stop by the student center and get a schedule of events for the day! Student Success Leaders will be available to answer any questions you have regarding parents/family day along with passing out event information and refreshments.

Explore the University Library!(10:00 a.m.–1:00p.m.)
Parents and families are welcome to explore the University Library and talk with staff and request tours.

6th Annual Alumni Legacy Celebration sponsored by the Alumni Association
Families are a special part of the Kent State tradition. 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 the Kent State vs. Bowling Green football game. Tailgate begins at 11 a.m. Legacy students receive a special gift at halftime.
For more information please visit

For full details and to register visit

Recreation and Wellness Center “Open House” (8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. @ SRWC)
Check out all the Student Recreation and Wellness Center has to offer. Play basketball, racquetball, workout or enjoy our pools and spa. All family and friends of students will be admitted free of charge.

KSU Ice Arena (1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. @ Ice Arena)
The KSU Ice Arena will offer admission and skate rental for a total of $3 (regularly $8.50) during our 1-3pm public session on Parents’ & Family Day. The Ice Arena will also offer a free mini skate lesson at 1:30 p.m. for all skill levels. Come join us for great music, snacks from our concession stand, and fun on the ice.

KSU Fashion Museum (10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
The Kent State University Fashion Museum will open its doors to families free of admission.

Crooked River Adventures; 100 Stow St., Kent
Free bicycle and inner tube rentals accompanied by KSU student  (limited availability)

-Kent State Student ID required- 

School of Art Gallery: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free!

Downtown Gallery: Wednesday–Friday, Noon–5:00 p.m. & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kent’s 20th Annual 2013 ART IN THE PARK Festival   .
Saturday Sept 7th   10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Sunday Sept 8th   11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A fine art festival  at Fred Fuller Park,  497 Middlebury Rd, Kent. Admission is free

Stroll down the Esplanade and enjoy the music of HARD 2 HANDLE and friends at the Hometown Bank plaza