Kent Interhall Council hosts annual Lil’ Sibs Weekend

Lauren Biertempfel

More than 800 Kent State students and their siblings are expected to fill Kent’s campus from April 10-12 for the annual Lil’ Sibs Weekend. The theme for this year’s event, sponsored by Kent Interhall Council, is “Kentcation: A Sibs Getaway.”

KIC President Brie Jutte said the travel theme allows students and their siblings to “explore the world, aka Kent State’s campus.”

KIC Vice President of Programming and Development Emily Nighswander said resident assistants and hall councils from each residence hall are teaming up for the in-hall programming portion of the weekend.

“Every residence hall is doing a program and that’s really traditional,” Nighswander said.

Aside from programs in the residence halls, activities will be offered all over campus. One of the most popular events, inflatables, will take place at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Saturday, Nighswander said.

Other events, which can be found on KIC’s website, include sibs bingo, Kent State baseball games and ice-skating.

“Basically we try to plan for sibs of all ages. We usually expect sibs ages 5 to 18, and we try to plan for those ages. Lil’ Sibs weekend is a great way to showcase all of the awesome things we do at Kent State,” Nighswander said. “One of the goals behind Lil’ Sibs Weekend is to expose sibs and kids to what college is like.”

Registration for the weekend will be open until the event check-in on Friday, April 10. There are currently about 800 students and sibs registered for the weekend. Last year, about 1,200 students and sibs attended, Nighswander said.

To register for the event, or see the list of times and events for the weekend, visit

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