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Office Olympics 2021

Calling all Office Olympians!

Announcing The 7th Office Olympiad of the Modern Era!!

2021 marks the 7th Summer Office Olympics event sponsored by University Libraries. Please join us, mark your calendars. It's time to start training!

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 will be held at a smaller scale and primarily virtually. However there may be hybrid options depending on the logistics of each competition. Check the Olympic Schedule of Events page for details.

Important Dates

Opening ceremony and games: TBD
Series of Games: Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6 (12-1 p.m. EST)*
Closing ceremony and awarding of the medals: TBD

See the "Olympic Schedule of Events" page for specifics about each game. Venues will be primarily virtual with the possibility of some being in person 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 2021 Games? Reach out to Hilary Kennedy to be connected to the Office Olympics Planning Committee.


*Times and dates are subject to change