Coronavirus Resources

Our resource page offers information to support members of our university community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Stay up to date on Kent State University's coronavirus (COVID-19) response, including answers to frequently asked questions:

The Kent Cares web page offers resources to help students who may be experiencing issues that can impact their wellbeing and academic success:

Find information and facts about COVID-19:

Free Online Meditation on Tuesdays and Thursdays This Summer

Kent State of Wellness, Kent State University’s healthy-campus initiative, is hosting free facilitated online meditation sessions every Tuesday and Thursday through Aug. 20. Meditation sessions last 30 minutes and are open to all members of the Kent State community.

Find these online meditation sessions and registration information at

Our Meditation Across Campus web page has additional meditation resources and information. 

Webinars/Virtual Events

Coursera is offering free online courses this summer for college students. Enroll by July 31, and learn for free through Sept. 30.  

Active Minds, the nation's premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students, is offering the following free webinars to support the mental health and wellness of students and their families as they observe social distancing during this period. Check out additional weekly webinars from Active Minds.

Sleep, Self-Care and Sharing a Productive, Healthy Indoor Environment: Everything Students Need to Know about Mental Health during COVID-19 

Intended for: Students

Millions of students have been displaced due to COVID19-related school closures and are curious about practicing self-care, creating a productive, healthy indoor environment, talking to their parents about mental health while quarantined and more. Dr. Kristen Lee, a licensed clinical social worker and associate teaching professor at Northeastern University, will share tips for all of these questions and more during this free, interactive discussion with up to 500 student participants. Watch recording.

Student Chat: Student-Led Mental Health Advocacy in an Era of Physical Distancing 

Intended for: Student mental health advocates

In an unprecedented moment for higher education, students continue to lead the way with innovative, creative and impactful ideas to support the mental health needs of their peers. This interactive meeting and discussion, led by Active Minds, will share strategies students have employed to maintain connection, educate and support mental health and wellness, and build community at a time of increased anxiety, isolation and instability among students. Watch recording.

Communicating in Quarantine: Tips to Encourage Mental Wellness in Close Quarters 

Intended for: young adults, parents, remote workers, neighbors/community members

All over the country, families, communities, schools and workplaces are facing feelings of isolation and challenges with communicating with others as a result of students returning home after school closures; individuals balancing multiple responsibilities in a shared space with each other and other family members or roommates; colleagues, students, faculty and administrators continuing their work through online formats; and members of the community working to support their most vulnerable neighbors while practicing physical distancing. This webinar will share easy, practical ways we can start supporting each other better right now through active listening. Watch recording.

Mental Health and Well-being

It is critical that our community members are able to maintain their mental health during this COVID-19 pandemic. Read the CDC's tips for managing stress and anxiety.

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POSTED: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 10:34am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 1:39pm