Homecoming festivities are taking place Sept. 27 – Oct. 2. Many of our classic traditions will continue as part of an exciting and engaging experience. All Together, Let’s Go Forward K-S-U!

Kent State cheerleaders cheer on the Golden Flashes

Football Game & Tailgate

The Golden Flashes will take on the Bowling Green Falcons for the annual Homecoming football game. Oct. 2, 2021, 3:30 p.m. at Dix Stadium

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Kent State's Mascot "Flash" poses with cheerleaders at homecoming

Homecoming Parade

Celebrate Kent State at the Homecoming Parade. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on the corner of Midway Drive and Main Street, and travels west on Main Street into downtown Kent. Whether you are a registered participant in the parade or cheering along the parade route, this is a Homecoming tradition you don’t want to miss!

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2018 Homecoming King and Queen

Homecoming Court

Each year, Homecoming brings unparalleled excitement. The announcement of Kent State royalty are two of the signature events that make Homecoming weekend so special.

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Kent State graduates Lakysha Robinson, '17, and Venix Cador, '15, share a kiss during the Alumni Association’s Kiss on the K tradition on Risman Plaza during 2018 Homecoming.

Kiss on the K

Kiss on the K is a special Homecoming tradition.

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Bowman Cup Race Map

Bowman Cup 5K Race

Learn more and sign up for the Bowman Cup.

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