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Office Olympics 2021

official logo of the 2021 Kent State University Libraries Office Olympics2021 Photos

A photographic archive of the 2021 Office Olympiad is available through Google Photos. Thank you to all who assisted in documenting this treasured event series.

Closing Ceremonies

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us live (in person and virtually) for the closing ceremonies of the 2021 Office Olympics! The event was livestreamed via YouTube (through the Student Multimedia Studio's channel) and is available now for viewing.

Opening Ceremonies

The recorded event is available to view on YouTube.

Torch Journey

Premiering at the 2021 Opening Ceremonies was the featured film of the Olympic torch journey. It is viewable in its entirety here now on our website!

Calling all Office Olympians!

2021 marked the 7th Summer Office Olympics event sponsored by University Libraries.

If you have not experienced UL's Office Olympics, visit the 2016 Olympics page to see highlights from The Skeeter Games. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 7th Summer Office Olympiad was held at a smaller scale and primarily in person. However, there were hybrid options depending on the logistics of each competition. View the Olympic Schedule of Events page for details.

Important Dates

  • Opening Ceremony: Monday, August 2 in the Garden Room (11:30 a.m. EST)
  • Series of Games: Monday, August 2 through Monday, August 9 (12-1 p.m. EST)*
  • Closing ceremony and awarding of the medals: Wednesday, August 11 (12 p.m. EST)

See the Olympic Schedule of Events page for the full list of activities. Venues were located throughout the University Library and its nearby territories on the Kent campus.


Eligible athletes include:

  • All employees, retirees, and volunteers of Kent State University Libraries (at all locations and campuses)
  • Everyone who works or volunteers in the University Library Building on the Kent campus
  • Everyone who works or volunteers at the May 4 Visitors Center
  • Members of the Friends of the Library
  • Members of the UL National Advisory Council
  • Children and other special young people of eligible athletes (grandchildren, nephews, nieces, etc., etc.)

Get Involved

Do you have the desire to be a part of this long-standing Kent State University Libraries tradition and help shape the next Games? Contact us at to be connected to the Office Olympics Planning Committee.


*Times and dates are subject to change