Reopening Kent State

Over the last several months, Kent State University faculty, staff and leadership have been consulting with local and national authorities as well as our own health experts as we work to develop a return-to-campuses plan that ensures the health and safety of all members of the Kent State community.

We resumed residential living and a number of in-person classes in August. Some classes are being held remotely, while others are in-person. The number of face-to-face courses is largely dependent on the ability to utilize spaces according to the physical distancing guidelines set forth by the state, as well as the hands-on learning needs of specific courses. The mix of remote and in-person classes in an individual’s schedule will vary, depending on major, class standing and campus. View Kent State University's Campus Reopening Plan (pdf).

Also, we will eliminate Fall Break and move to fully remote instruction for the two remaining weeks in the semester after Thanksgiving. This will reduce the amount of travel to and from campuses, which reduces the potential spread of the virus. Other fall 2020 academic calendar changes are under study. If at any time during the semester the pandemic worsens, we will be prepared to move all instruction to remote learning. Read the full announcement.

Access our Return to Campus Phases webpage to read more about where we are in our phased return to campus approach.

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Important Reopening Information



Guidelines for Returning to Campus



    Managers/Supervisors »

    A Return to Campus Checklist for Supervisors has been developed and must be completed to determine if modifications to workspaces are necessary to create a safe work environment.


    Employees »

    A Return to Campus Checklist for Employees has been developed. All employees are required to follow the safety measures outlined in the checklist and will submit a signed checklist before returning to campus.