Returning to Campus

During 2020, Kent State University faculty, staff and leadership have regularly been consulting with local and national authorities as well as our own health experts to develop our return-to-campuses and campuses sustainability plan that ensures the health and safety of all members of the Kent State community.

While we resumed residential living and a number of in-person classes in August, the number of face-to-face courses was largely dependent on the ability to utilize spaces according to the physical distancing guidelines set forth by the state, as well as the hands-on learning needs of specific courses. The mix of remote and in-person classes in an individual’s schedule varied, depending on major, class standing and campus. View Kent State University's Campus Reopening Plan (pdf).

As we prepare to move to fully remote instruction for the two remaining weeks in the semester after Thanksgiving to reduce the amount of travel to and from campuses, which reduces the potential spread of the virus, Spring 2020 planning is underway. Should the pandemic worsen, before this fall semester transition, we will be prepared to move all instruction to remote learning. Read the full announcement.

Safety Checks & Requirements



    Managers/Supervisors »

    A Return to Campus Checklist for Supervisors has been developed and must be completed to determine if modifications to workspaces are necessary to create a safe work environment.


    Employees »

    A Return to Campus Checklist for Employees has been developed. All employees are required to follow the safety measures outlined in the checklist and will submit a signed checklist before returning to campus.


    KSU Student Pledge »

    Flashes take care of Flashes, and this will be an important part of our community response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic..


    10 Things to Know »

    Read the 10 things to know about returning to campus.


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