Dean Denise A. Seachrist: Important End-of-Semester Reminders and Updates

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 

Dear students and campus community,

Kent State University at Stark remains steadfastly focused on keeping everyone healthy and safe this fall – and beyond. 

We will continue with our COVID-19 mitigation strategies throughout the remainder of the academic year.

For our students, this means you can view spring semester courses with the knowledge that the campus’ course schedule will again include a mix of remote and in-person course offerings. Priority spring registration begins Oct. 27. 

As a reminder, all classes – including those courses that are currently meeting in-person – will move to a remote delivery format following Thanksgiving Recess.  

Please be advised that:

  • Thanksgiving Recess (no classes) will be observed Monday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 29.
  • Classes resume on Monday, Nov. 30, and will be delivered remotely through the last day of instruction on Sunday, Dec. 13.
  • Final examinations will be delivered remotely during the week of Dec. 14-20.
  • Beginning Monday, Nov. 23, most campus offices will operate remotely through the remainder of the semester, including Student Services and the Academic Success Center

The spring semester calendar will follow a similar pattern. Spring break has been moved to April 12-18, 2021. After spring break, classes will continue remotely through the last day of instruction on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, and through final examinations, May 6-12, 2021. On May 4, there will be no classes between 12 to 2 p.m., a university tradition in remembrance of May 4, 1970. 

These changes are being made in an effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

As a reminder, please continue to follow the Flashes Safe Seven principles, wear a face covering at all times and limit in-person contact with others.

Thank you, all, for your efforts thus far to make this fall semester an academically productive and healthy time.


Denise A. Seachrist, Ph.D.
Dean and Chief Administrative Officer
Kent State University at Stark


POSTED: Thursday, October 8, 2020 02:52 PM
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 02:23 AM
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