Construction site of GMI/Kettering University in the 1920s.

Founder's Week

October 14-19


A group of visionaries from Flint founded Kettering University in 1919 as Flint School of Automotive Trades. Today as Kettering University, the school marks its centennial year. 

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A globe of the world.

OCTOBER 16

● International Delegation Reception

OCTOBER 17

● Celebration of Excellence

OCTOBER 18

● Founder’s Day of Giving

● Pub Crawl

● International Delegation Panel

A pub crawl is one of the events during Kettering University's annual Homecoming.

Kettering University students enjoy fun activities outside during orientation weekend.

OCTOBER 19

● Faculty Poster Session

● Block Party for all Kettering University students, faculty, staff, and alumni

● Kettering University Centennial Gala and Alumni Awards

OCTOBER 20

● Golden Circle

Alumni and family enjoy the annual Golden Circle brunch held at President McMahan's home.

Local Accommodations

HOTEL ROOM RATE AMENITIES
Best Western Flint Airport
6075 Hill 23 Dr Flint, MI
(810) 233-9000
$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
3405 Regency Park Dr, Grand Blanc, MI
810-695-3000
$99.00
King or Double
Free hot breakfast, Indoor pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, 12 miles from campus
Fairfield Inn & Suites- Grand Blanc
9044 Holly Rd, Grand Blanc, MI
810-901-0000
$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 Festival to receive the room rate.