Saturday, February 29, 2020 5:19 p.m. EST

Kent State Requires Florence Campus Students to Return to the United States

Dear Kent State Florence Students,

With the rise to a Level 3 Travel Health Notice by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Kent State is requiring all students to return to the United States due to the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in Italy.

Students at the Florence Campus must attend a mandatory meeting Sunday, March 1, at the Palazzo Vettori where additional details will be provided. The schedule is as follows:

  • First Group (Fashion + Business): from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Second Group (Arts & Sciences, CCI, Comprehensive, Arch and ID): from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Kent State will reach out to students regarding travel arrangements.

The university is working directly with all students to ensure they may continue their studies without interruption.

Our students’ health and safety is our foremost priority, and we believe these steps are necessary for their protection.


Marcello Fantoni, Ph.D.

Associate Provost, Office of Global Education

Fabrizio Ricciardelli, Ph.D.

Director, Kent State University Florence Center