General Information FAQs
FACE MASKS: Is KSU requiring face masks on campus?
Effective July 15, University System of Georgia institutions will require faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities because six feet of social distancing may not always be possible. Face coverings will be worn in addition to and not as a substitute for social distancing. Face coverings aren’t required in one’s own dorm room or suite, when alone in an enclosed office or study room or in campus outdoor settings where social distancing requirements are met.
Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in discipline through the applicable conduct code for faculty, staff or students. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear a face covering for documented health reasons.
When you wear a face covering, you’re protecting yourself, but equally important, you’re protecting other members of the university community.
REMOTE LEARNING: Is KSU moving to online classes?Yes, all KSU classes moved online on March 18 and will remain online for the remainder of the spring semester.
CAMPUS STATUS: Is Kennesaw State open?Yes. The University remains open and is operating.
RESIDENCE HALLS: Are KSU residence halls closed?KSU residence halls are closed to all students except those approved to remain on campus following the University’s transition to remote instructions. No other students or guests outside of those approved to remain on campus are allowed in the residence halls.
FACULTY AND STAFF: Should faculty and staff leave campus?
EVENTS: Are events on campus cancelled?
All events, camps, conferences and non-essential meetings are cancelled/postponed through June 30th. All July meetings and events scheduled prior to the coronavirus outbreak are still scheduled; however, please work with your Event Coordinator to discuss implementing appropriate social distancing protocols. If you have questions about your existing reservation or need to schedule an essential meeting in July, please reach out to email@example.com.
For meetings and events occurring on or after August 1, 2020, please place your request through http://reservations.kennesaw.edu. Your Event Coordinator will work with you to choose a location and plan to assist in following the appropriate social distancing protocols. Due to space limitations, events with an expected attendance of 300 or greater will not be scheduled until further notice with the exception of Academic, Athletic, and Signature Events. Requests for event exceptions should be sent through firstname.lastname@example.org to be routed for approval.
TRAVEL: Has the university cancelled travel?Yes. KSU has suspended all University-sponsored international and domestic travel until further notice.
CAMPUS TOURS: Will campus tours and open houses still be held for prospective students?All campus tours and open houses are cancelled until further notice. Click here to visit our the campuses virtually .
COMMUNICATION: How will the University communicate with campus?The University will be regularly updating the coronavirus.kennesaw.edu website. The campus community is encouraged to check this page frequently for updates and information.
DURATION FOR REMOTE LEARNING: How long will the University be operating through remote delivery of instruction?
Instruction transitioned to remote delivery on Wednesday, March 18 and will remain online for the remainder of the spring semester.
BOOKSTORE AND MARKETS: Will the bookstores and markets be open during this time?
No, All University Stores locations, including the KSU Center and OwlTEC, are closed. Shop online at ksustore.kennesaw.edu.
COVID-19: What is a coronavirus?
SYMPTOMS: What are the symptoms?
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
- Shortness of breath
More information regarding symptoms can be found on the CDC website.
*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.
WHAT TO DO IF SICK: What should I do if I feel sick?
If you have any illness – common cold, flu, cough – please stay home and take care of yourself until you are better. If you are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus:
- Students should contact Student Health Services at (470) 578-6644
- Faculty and staff should contact their primary care physician.
PRECAUTIONS: What precautions can be taken to reduce the risk of exposure?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
More information regarding prevention can be found on the CDC website.
FEDERAL ASSISTANCE: How much federal assistance will KSU receive?
We anticipate that Kennesaw State will be allocated just under $28 million with 50% of the funds slated for direct emergency cash grants to students who are in the greatest financial need. These grants can be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. These expenses include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses. KSU and the University System of Georgia anticipates that guidance on additional application of the remaining funds will be provided soon from the U.S. Department of Education.“