Kent State's Modified Spring Schedule
Kent State applauds Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 12, Gov. DeWine banned all indoor and outdoor events with more than 100 attendees and provided the estimate that the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ohio will likely peak between late April and mid-May. As such, we will extend remote instruction of face-to-face courses for the remainder of this semester.
To slow transmission of the virus and consistent with recommendations from state health authorities to limit large gatherings and practice social distancing, Kent State is taking the following preventative and proactive actions:
- March 10-15: Face-to-face classes canceled.
- March 16-20: Classes will be held via remote instruction.
- March 23-29: Spring break will occur as scheduled.
- March 30-End of Spring Semester: Classes will be held via remote instruction.
University and Trumbull Campus Operations
As of March 16, at 5 p.m., Kent State has reduced nearly all campus operations until further notice. Only a limited number of employees will be asked to report to their campus. Areas requiring at least a minimal physical presence on campus include health services, public safety, information technology, residence services, dining services, mail services, facilities, and a few research laboratories. Units designated for on-campus service will operate with limited staff in rotation. On March 17, most buildings will be locked.
Employees should discuss their work requirements with their supervisors.Find information about working remotely
- March 15 information about an employee at Kent State who has been in close proximity to a person who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). This employee is in isolation for 14 days and is being tested for COVID-19. These measures are in effect. Read the full email.
Keep on Learning
Under unusual and difficult circumstances your instructors and university staff are working hard to make sure your education has as few interruptions as possible.
Face-to-face classes are being offered via remote instruction. The learning management system, Blackboard, will be the primary platform used for delivering your class remotely. Your instructor may choose to deliver synchronous (real-time) video-conferences or may post content for you to read or watch asynchronously. We have posted quick reference guides to get you started.
For students experiencing Proctorio issues, the support telephone number is 1-866-948-9248.
The Learning Center is now offering live, remote tutoring via Google Meet.
- English/writing, Dr. Wetzl, Mondays/Wednesdays from 12-3 pm and on Thursdays from 2 pm.- 5 pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Math (all subjects), Dr. Muckridge, Mondays/Wednesdays from 12-3 pm and on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9 am - 12 pm. Email:email@example.com.
- Study strategies, test-taking strategies, even with on-line courses, Corey Pate, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Please continue to check the KSU Trumbull app, the Learning Center website, and your KSU email for more services as they become available.
The Learning Center continues to pursue ways to offer remote tutoring to our students.
Academic & Financial Aid Advising
We are committed to continuing to help you during the suspension of face-to-face courses, events, and meetings.
There is currently no walk-in advising available. If you would like to speak with an advisor, we encourage you to make a phone appointment.
Academic advising remote appointments are available and can be scheduled online.
For quick questions, email your advisor or email@example.com
Admissions & Advising Staff
- Nancy Barker, Academic Advisor II: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chris Cooney, Academic Advisor II: email@example.com
- Nicolette Fenlock, Assistant Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alison Hoskinson, Assistant Director: email@example.com
- Kelsey Kunce, Academic Advisor I: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Melissa J. Kuneli, Admission Counselor: email@example.com
- Robert Ridgell, Academic Advisor II: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jim Ritter, Director: email@example.com
- Katie Sechler, Academic Advisor II: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Darlene Thorn, Academic Advisor II: email@example.com
- Tiffany Tyree, Coordinator, Career Planning: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Aid Advising:
There is currently no walk-in advising available.
For questions, email email@example.com
The University prioritizes the well-being and safety of our students, staff, and faculty and supports the principles of Flashes Take Care of Flashes!
For quick questions:
- Maribeth Eckenrode, Clerical Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Patti Limperos:Clerical Specialist, email@example.com
- Nancy Treffert, Clerical Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
To arrange a remote appointment, email email@example.com.
The Division of Mental Health and Substance Use also has created a list of anxiety & stress relief resources.
Faculty and staff may contact Kent State University’s Employee Assistance Program, IMPACT, at 1-800-227-6007, for live, immediate assistance.
In addition, there are several 24/7 professional support services available that can also connect you to local resources. You can reach the Crisis Text Hotline by texting 741-741. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or by visiting their website for a live chat.
The bookstore is closed during this period.
The fitness center will be closed during this period.