Kennesaw State creates new student study spaces
Dedicated facilities on both campuses serve educational needs
KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 30, 2019) — Two new, dedicated study spaces on the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses are now open seven days a week to serve the needs of Kennesaw State students. Combined, the two facilities, which share the name “The Study,” are designed to accommodate hundreds of KSU students looking for a quiet place to study.
“Students have asked for secure, convenient and reliable places to study where they can work on projects well after the libraries and student centers close,” said Kennesaw State President Pamela Whitten. “The opening of these facilities is another step in our student-centered philosophy to provide what our students need to be successful in their academic endeavors.”
The Study on the Marietta Campus is located in the Residential Community Center near Howell Hall and the Housing and Residence Life Office. The facility, which is open 24/7, has had a complete makeover, including new furniture and snack vending machines.
The Study on the Kennesaw Campus is situated within the north side of the Commons Dining Hall, close to the Central Deck, and opens when the library and student center close, giving students access to a quiet place to study 24/7. The space has a new entrance and is designed for group and individual study.
Both locations require a Talon Card for access. In the initial months, participation will be monitored to ensure that they are optimally meeting student demand. Cameras and increased security patrols will help to provide a safe environment, free from distraction.
– Robert S. Godlewski
Photos by David Caselli
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.