Reopening Videos

As the fall semester approaches, we are excited to welcome students back to all Kent State University campuses.

Kent State is committed to the success – and safety – of every student and everyone in our Kent State family. The following videos will provide essential information about the fall semester at Kent State, including COVID-19-related health and safety measures and protocols in place at all Kent State locations.


Return to Campus

A video message from Kent State University President Todd Diacon and Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs


Expectations for Managing COVID-19 on Campus

While we have been working hard to prepare campus for a safe reopening, we understand you may have questions about what happens when there are positive COVID-19 cases on campus. This video will provide you with what you can expect as we face positive cases and what we all will be expecting of each other.


What is COVID-19?

Experts from Kent State University’s College of Public Health answer your COVID-19 questions.

Ask an Epidemiologist: Episode 1 of 2

In this video, epidemiologists from Kent State’s College of Public Health, Tara Smith, Ph.D., and Christopher Woolverton, Ph.D., provide answers to some of the most-asked questions about the COVID-19 virus, symptoms, transmission, the difference between isolation versus quarantine, and things you can do to protect yourself and others.


Face Coverings

Experts from Kent State University’s College of Public Health answer your COVID-19 questions.

Ask an Epidemiologist: Episode 2 of 2

In this video, epidemiologists from Kent State’s College of Public Health, Tara Smith, Ph.D., and Christopher Woolverton, Ph.D., provide answers to some of the most-asked questions about face coverings, COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself and others.

Your Return to Campus

It’s important to remember that when you return to campus, face coverings must be worn on all Kent State campuses and locations as part of Kent State’s Flashes Safe Seven principles; the KSU Student Pledge, which is available on FlashLine; and the Return to On-Campus Work Guidelines.

Also, all students must sign the KSU Student Pledge on FlashLine, acknowledging adherence to safety guidelines, before returning to campus. Employees must acknowledge the Return to On-Campus Work Guidelines before returning to campus.

Kent State will provide students and employees with two washable face coverings. A face covering must be worn in all areas of campus. For students living in the residence halls, if it is just you and your roommate in your room, you are not expected to wear a face covering while you are in your room. However, when there is a guest present in the room, everyone in the room must wear a face covering.

Individuals with special circumstances that prevent them from wearing a face covering must submit a Pandemic Adjustment Request Accommodation Form.


Watch All Flashes Safe Seven Videos

  1. Always Wear Your Face Covering
  2. Wash Your Hands Frequently
  3. Clean and Sanitize
  4. Stay at Least 6 Feet Apart
  5. Monitor Your Health Every Day
  6. Have Questions? Reach Out.
  7. Flashes Take Care of Flashes

Watch all seven Flashes Safe Seven videos!

Learn more about the Flashes Safe Seven principles


Stay Tuned!

For the most recent updates about Kent State’s health and safety measures, you can always visit www.kent.edu/coronavirus. This page also provides links to university resources and support.

Flashes Take Care of Flashes – always. Keeping everyone in our Kent State family – students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff – informed is an important part of our unwavering commitment to you.