Moving Forward to Fall Semester at Kent State

Hello Golden Flash Parents,

We know that your student’s spring semester at Kent State was disrupted and didn’t end the way any of us hoped it would.

But at Kent State, Flashes keep moving forward toward their goals despite challenges. We’re encouraging our students to maintain their momentum and continue their degree program in the spirit of “Flashes Forward.” Please watch President Diacon’s personal video message of encouragement.

Kent State’s response to COVID-19 was swift
Here are just a few examples of how we responded quickly to our new circumstances this spring:

  • Our faculty and staff transitioned 9,279 classes to online delivery in just three days.
  • The School of Fashion successfully produced an online version of their annual student fashion show.
  • The Career Exploration and Development staff created a virtual career fair and resources for students to find remote co-ops, internships and jobs.

Moving forward for fall semester
We plan to resume face-to-face instruction on our Kent State campuses in August, including residence hall living on the Kent Campus, and we look forward to welcoming all our returning Golden Flashes!

Although we will be together in person, there will be notable differences during the next school year. For example, students will likely enroll in a combination of face-to-face and remotely taught courses. We are also considering changes to the academic calendar, including moving to fully remote instruction for the few remaining days in the semester after Thanksgiving.

The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority. We’ll use the advice from our own experts, along with evolving state and federal guidelines, to help us shape the best plans and preparations.

If your student has been attending at the Kent Campus and wants to stick closer to home or prefers a smaller campus this fall, you may want to investigate one of Kent’s State’s Regional Campuses or our Twinsburg Academic Center.

Kent State is committed to making college affordable for ALL.
To those with concerns about costs, especially with the financial challenges of this pandemic - please reach out. We will do all we can to make a degree affordable for our students and their families.

There are financial aid options available. You can contact one of the helpful people at the One Stop for Student Services on the Kent Campus (330-672-6000 or or your financial aid representative at the Kent State Regional Campus your student plans to attend.

Keeping in touch is important. We want to keep our returning students and their families informed. Please visit the university’s COVID-19 hub for the latest announcements and information regarding the Fall Semester 2020 at Kent State University.

POSTED: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 8:29am
UPDATED: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 9:45am