Coronavirus Updates


General, up-to-date information about Kent State University, including the Flashes Safe Eight, additional resources and reopening guidelines will be posted at the website below. Any Kent State community member who has been exposed to, diagnosed with or shows symptoms of COVID-19 must contact the COVID Response Team at 330-672-2525. 

KSU Coronavirus Updates

School of Art FYI

Building Rules - The Center for the Visual Arts is open to students seven days a week, 7 a.m. – midnight. Unfortunately, there is no building access after midnight per university operating procedures and new health and safety guidelines. Staying past midnight is against current university operating procedures and it cannot be allowed under any circumstances. Please note: To ensure everyone's health and safety, the CVA is closed November 21, 2020 through January 18, 2021.

Advising - Undergraduate advisor Maria Robertson is working remotely this academic year so there will be no walk-in appointments. Virtual appointments can be set up on the advising website.

COVID-19 Testing - Testing is now available for students on and off campus. More information can be found on the testing website.

Questions related to COVID-19? More information can be found here about the COVID Response Team.

Academic Calendar - Some modifications have been made to the calendar in order to minimize spread of COVID-19. Please check the academic calendar for adjustments. 

Remote Learning/Teaching Resources

KSU's Keep On Learning Guide for Students

Keep On Learning

Online Tutoring with the Academic Success Center

Learn About Online Tutoring

Connect with LeAnn Starlin Nilsson, College of the Arts director of recruitment and retention, on Instagram (@successinthearts) for more support.

Click here for the Instagram page

See the website below for webinars, websites and tutorials for mental and physical health from Kent State of Well-being.

Resource Page from Kent State of Well-being

Information via 211

211 is an organization that can assist folks with connecting to local county-based resources. They can be accessed via the website to look up information or by calling "211" from any phone. It is available in every state. It may assist with students and their families connecting to additional resources like food pantries, health clinics and utilities. Folks can search online or call and speak to a specialist.

Additional Resources for Faculty and Staff

KSU's Keep On Teaching Guide for Faculty

Keep On Teaching

KSU's Keep On Working Guide for Staff

Keep On Working

Step Up Speak Out (SUSO)

Step Up Speak Out is an initiative at Kent State to help educate faculty and staff about how to appropriately interact with and refer students who might be in distress. The campus resources page has information about supportive services and mental health services both on and off campus for each campus.