1,000+ Student Events


With Labor Day behind us, it is time to settle into this unconventional fall semester. We have decided, however, that KSU will not “settle” for simply having our 41,000-strong student body attend class and wait for normalcy to return. This is the only Fall 2020 that our students will have, and we are committed to finding ways for them to have safe and meaningful connections with their fellow students and professors.

I have challenged our Student Affairs division to implement 1,000 student events for this fall semester with the goal of providing unique opportunities for students to meet and interact with one another, while continuing to prioritize the health and safety of our campus community. Student Affairs has not only risen to the occasion, but has already exceeded the 1,000-event challenge, which adds to the many virtual events already planned. Students can take advantage of activities like Thursday Trivia Nights, Golfing Under Pressure, Yoga, Cooking Demos with Recipe Tastings, Crafternoons or Outdoor Adventure Bike rides. All events are planned to maximize safety by including social distancing, masks, and a focus on being outside.

Students living on campus also have access to Housing and Residence Life activities to keep them active and engaged. Residential students can attend events such as Bonfires, Outdoor Sip and Paint, Outdoor Movie Night and a host of Halloween-themed activities throughout October.

Our academic colleges heard about the 1,000-event challenge and decided the academic side of the house wanted to join in. They are also rolling out a broad array of safe events for the fall ranging from Fresh Air Fridays concerts by the School of Music, a CCSE Hackathon, student-produced video contest, and a Bagwell College Dean’s Chat with students.

The 1,000-event challenge sparked the inherently competitive nature of KSU’s Department of Athletics, and they too are launching a series of events, many led by student athletes, to engage students. Examples include Coaches Clinics, Mini Golf/Driving Range events, and Classroom to 5K.

It is our top priority for students to have an exceptional experience in the classroom as they make progress toward earning their college degrees. It is also important at KSU that they have a college experience that provides an opportunity to meet new people, be exposed to thought-provoking experiences, and sometimes just have a little fun.

Students can click here to see what activities and events that may be appealing. We will be adding to these 1,000+ events throughout the semester. Remember, your safety and overall experience as an Owl are our top priorities.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten