Returning to Campus

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

Spring semester courses will be delivered through both remote and in-person classes. Some in-person classes that require special equipment or interactions that cannot be delivered remotely will begin the semester in-person. Other classes designated to be delivered in-person for the spring semester will begin with remote instruction for the first two weeks and transition to in-person delivery beginning the third week (week of Feb. 1). We will move to fully remote instruction for the remaining weeks in the semester after Spring Break to reduce the amount of travel to and from campuses, which reduces the potential spread of the virus. Additionally, this spring we will resume residential living.

Return to Campus Phases

Safety Checks & Requirements



    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.


    KSU Student Pledge »

    Flashes take care of Flashes, and this will be an important part of our community response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic..


    Spring Testing Information »

    Access the spring 2021 testing plan, which encompasses a robust, high-frequency and high-volume testing approach that will be critical in slowing the spread of the virus and keeping all Golden Flashes safe. Testing opportunities and expectations have been enhanced for spring semester.


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