FAQs Regarding Changes Due to COVID-19

Kent State’s Coronavirus Response

COVID-19 Questions

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

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Kent State's Modified Spring Schedule

Kent State applauds Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 12, Gov. DeWine banned all indoor and outdoor events with more than 100 attendees and provided the estimate that the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ohio will likely peak between late April and mid-May. As such, we will extend remote instruction of face-to-face courses for the remainder of this semester.

To slow transmission of the virus and consistent with recommendations from state health authorities to limit large gatherings and practice social distancing, Kent State is taking the following preventative and proactive actions:

  • March 10-15: Face-to-face classes canceled.
  • March 16-20: Classes will be held via remote instruction.
  • March 23-29: Spring break will occur as scheduled.
  • March 30-End of Spring Semester: Classes will be held via remote instruction.

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Reminders

  • Campus events scheduled for campus locations through the end of the semester are canceled to avoid creating large gatherings. No additional spring semester events will be scheduled.
  • Kent State is postponing all Spring Commencement ceremonies and pre-commencement celebrations. We are exploring alternate options and dates. More information will be provided at a later date.
  • Kent State University regretfully announces cancellation of the May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events, scheduled to take place May 1-4, 2020.  Find information about refund processing, virtual commemoration planning and more details. 

Continue to Take Preventative Measures

It is imperative that we take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

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University Emails

Kent State Email Communications

Below are a list of ongoing, recent communications by group, date and topic:

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Important Numbers & More Resources

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  • If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634) or email coronavirus@kent.edu.
  • Kent State University's One Stop for Student Services will take calls to help answer questions and concerns at 330-672-6000.
  • For Kent State employees with work-related questions, individuals may call Human Resources at 330-672-2100.
  • For any questions about health-related issues, individuals may call the Kent City Health Department at 330-678-8109.

CDC COVID-19 Situation Summary
Office of Global Education Alert

Additional Information

Learn more about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kent State's University Health Services.

CDC Website
University Health Services
CDC COVID-19 Information for Travelers
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Library Guide