Ashtabula Campus COVID-19 Information & Updates

Updated 4/14/21


  • If you have questions regarding COVID-19 please call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634) or email
  • Kent State University's One Stop for Student Services is taking calls to answer questions and concerns at 330-672-6000.



  • FLASH YOUR ARM!  View information about COVID-19 vaccine clinics
  • Spring break takes place April 12-18. Classes resume April 19 and will be delivered remotely through the last day of instruction on May 4.
  • No classes in session or final exams held on reading day, May 5.
  • Final examinations will be delivered remotely May 6-12.
  • Most offices and services are operating remotely. Employees who can work from home should do so.
  • The Library, Bookstore, Morrison Hall and Main Hall are open on normal operating schedules.
  • Student Services and the Academic Success Center are open with limited in-person services available, but fully online services.  
  • All Kent State Ashtabula community members and visitors are required to adhere to the Flashes Safe Eight principles to ensure the safety of our community. Face coverings are required.
  • Employees who have acknowledged “On-Campus Work Procedures” can work on campus. Working remote is preferred option for those who can. Employees should discuss their work requirements with their supervisors.

See instructions below on how to access the available campus resources.


  • Email or call 440-964-4217. Emails and messages will be returned usually by the next business day.
  • Campus Security can be reached at 440-964-4444. Save this number as a favorite in your phone.

Kent State Coronavirus Information Page




The Ashtabula Campus is open to all students, not just students taking in-person classes. However, to limit the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you not come to campus unless you need to use a quiet space on campus to attend a remote synchronous class or to use a campus service such as the library, bookstore, a computer lab, wi-fi, etc. Many services will be conducted remotely for the academic year. Face coverings must be worn while on campus. Continue to practice Flashes Safe Eight.


Campus areas will be cleaned and disinfected twice per day. Cleaning and disinfecting stations are located throughout campus. Please do not move cleaning supplies from room to room. Plexiglass barriers have been installed in high traffic offices and areas.


If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately and/or call 911 and:


  • Email or call 440-964-4217. Emails and messages will be returned usually by the next business day.
  • Campus Security can be reached at 440-964-4444. Save this number as a favorite in your phone.

Dean Stocker Updates

Students, this new learning environment can be challenging for some - don't give up, we're here to help. Stay strong and healthy - we're all in this together.

Fall Semester - November 2020 Campus Update

Welcome to Fall 2020 at Kent State Ashtabula!

Dean Stocker Campus Update (April 1, 2020)

Dean Stocker Campus Update (3-20-2020)


Campus Update from Dean Stocker (3-18-2020)


Under unusual and difficult circumstances your instructors and university staff are working hard to make sure your education has as few interruptions as possible.

Face-to-face classes are being offered via remote instruction. The learning management system, Blackboard, will be the primary platform used for delivering your class remotely. Your instructor may choose to deliver synchronous (real-time) video-conferences or may post content for you to read or watch asynchronously. We have posted quick reference guides to get you started.

Student Remote Learning Information

Student Grading FAQs

Specific courses without pass/fail grades

Advising and Financial Aid:

All advising and financial aid appointments will be handled via telephone, effective immediately through April 12. Please note we still intend to provide all expected services during this time in a remote fashion. 

Advising as well as financial aid can be reached at 440-964-4217 or by emailing for advising concerns or for financial aid questions.

You can also link to our web pages at: or

Academic Success Center


All tutoring is available via email through specific subject tutors as listed below and effective immediately until students return to campus.


For assistance on a writing assignment in any course contact one of following:


SI sessions for Biological Sciences and Chemistry will be held at regular SI times via Blackboard. Please contact your SI Leaders for additional information.


Accommodations will still be provided remotely! Contact Irene J. Skleres with any questions or concerns - or 440-964-4304.


Available 24/7 at this link: eTutoring

Campus Counseling

Campus counseling is available to support any student who wants to talk, and also to make recommendations or referrals for anyone in our university community. For a remote appointment call 440-964-4319 or email

It's extra important to use self-care at this time, so healthy eating, prioritizing sleep, exercising and relaxing are great ways to take care of ourselves. 

Kent Cares Resource Page

Here are some tips to manage stress surrounding COVID-19:

Faculty and staff may contact Kent State University’s Employee Assistance Program, IMPACT, at 1-800-227-6007, for live, immediate assistance.

In addition, there are several 24/7 professional support services available that can also connect you to local resources. You can reach the Crisis Text Hotline by texting 741-741. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or by visiting their website for a live chat.


  • Through the remainder of the Spring 2020 term, we will offer free access to eTextbooks for students at Barnes & Noble College campuses that have closed due to COVID-19 through our partnership with VitalSource.

  • We are offering you and your students free access to our online self-tutoring and writing resources via Through June 15, students will have access to 10 free step-by-step solutions and tutoring, per month, from bartleby learn, as well as free premium access to a 24/7 virtual writing center through bartleby write.


According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccines help protect you from getting COVID-19. The CDC encourages you to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s offered to you. Access Kent State communications to see what has been shared with the university community. Or access Kent State’s vaccine page for more information.

The same steps you take to prevent the spread of the flu and the common cold will also help prevent the spread of coronavirus:

  • Avoid large gatherings and follow social distancing recommendations of 3-6 feet.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
  • Avoid exposure to others who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are ill (except to visit a healthcare professional) and avoid close contact with others.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately and call ahead before visiting the healthcare provider’s office. Most people with COVID-19 develop mild to moderate illness without the need for medical care. Those with underlying health conditions are at a higher risk for developing serious illness. 

Because Flashes take care of Flashes, we ask you to show care and compassion to your fellow Flashes and neighbors who may be experiencing anxiety or fears.

For more information, visit Kent State’s coronavirus information page or email

Additional information can be found here:

Kent State Coronavirus Information Page

As the university continues to monitor the current COVID-19 situation, you can expect updates. Please be sure to regularly check your email as it continues to serve as the university's official form of communication.