Local Accommodations

HOTEL ROOM RATE AMENITIES
Best Western Flint Airport

$89.00
King or Double
Free hot breakfast, indoor pool, business center, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, 7 miles from campus
Holiday Inn Express- Grand Blanc $99.00
King or Double
Free hot breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, 12 miles from campus
Fairfield Inn & Suites- Grand Blanc $109
King or Double
Free hot breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, 12 miles from campus

When making a reservation, be sure to mention the Kettering Centennial Founders' Week to receive the room rate.


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Parking locations for Friday events during Founders' Week at Kettering University.
Parking locations for Saturday events during Founders' Week at Kettering University.

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A Proud Sponsor of Founders' Week

Questions? Email events@kettering.edu or call (810)762-9770

Book Launch Party

Thursday, October 17

Sunset Room, Campus Center 2nd Floor
4-6 p.m.

Launch party for the Kettering Centennial book with reading and book signing from Author Tim Noonan.   

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students 

Event is free /$42.50/book

Additional opportunities for book signing:

  • Friday, October 18 - 5:30-6 p.m. in the Great Court
  • Saturday, October 19 – 11:30 a.m.-Noon in the Great Court  
  • Sunday, October 20 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. during the Golden Circle Brunch at the Presidential Residence 

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International Panel

Friday, October 18

12:20-1:30 p.m
Sunset Room, Campus Center 2nd floor 

The panel discussion will highlight the role of international education within an academic, professional, and global context. The panel will also look at Kettering’s cooperative model as an opportunity for fostering further intercultural understanding and awareness. 

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students

Free to attend.

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Campus Tours

Friday, October 18

12:20-1:30 p.m
Sunset Room, Campus Center 2nd floor 

The panel discussion will highlight the role of international education within an academic, professional, and global context. The panel will also look at Kettering’s cooperative model as an opportunity for fostering further intercultural understanding and awareness. 

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students

Free to attend.

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Greek House Bulldog Tour

Friday, October 18

Various Greek Houses
2 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Greek House tour.  Visit the various Greek houses and learn about their identities, values, and part in Kettering history.  Cast your vote for your favorite decorated Bulldog replica. Greek Houses with the most votes will receive professional development funding.  Meet outside Campus Center front entrance.

Transportation from Kettering to Greek Houses and back to campus is provided.

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students

Free to attend.

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Pub Crawl

Friday, October 18

6-9 p.m.
Various locations in downtown Flint

Pub Crawl visiting downtown establishments. Meet outside Campus Center front entrance. The Pub Crawl is proudly sponsored by the Kettering/GMI Alumni Association.

Kettering University Centennial Book signing is available in Campus Center prior to Pub Crawl departure.

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students

Ticket covers transportation from Kettering to pub crawl locations and back to campus. Lite appetizers at each stop.

Sold Out


Faculty Poster Session

Saturday, October 19

10 a.m-12 p.m.
Sunset Room, Campus Center 2nd Floor

Faculty poster session featuring faculty and graduate student research. Continental breakfast included. 

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students

Free to attend

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Block Party

Saturday, October 19

11 a.m. - 2 p.m,

Campus Block Party including lawn games, BBQ buffet, beer tent, and more. 

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students

Please note this event is free to attend, however there is a $10 fee for the BBQ and 2 drink tickets.

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Centennial Gala

Saturday, October 19

6-11 p.m.
Connie and Jim John Recreation Center

A dynamic evening transporting you through the University's past, present, and future with special Alumni Awards and recognitions.
  • Reception at six o'clock
  • Dinner at seven o'clock (catered by Forte Belanger)
  • Program at eight o'clock
  • Afterglow and dancing to follow
Dress Code: Black Tie optional  

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Dignitaries and Donors

Sold out.


Golden Circle Brunch

Sunday, October 20

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Presidential Residence

Brunch at the Presidential Residence for 50 year reunion class (Class of ‘69) and earlier alumni. Author Tim Noonan will sign copies of Kettering University Centennial Book.

Alumni, 50 year reunion and earlier

$10/person

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