Kennesaw State University to welcome students back for Fall 2020 semester


KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 7, 2020) — Kennesaw State University will soon welcome students back to campus for the start of the fall semester, with extra precautions in place to protect the health and safety of the entire campus community. The new academic year on campus will look different amid a global health pandemic with face coverings mandated in all facilities, 6 feet of social distancing and rigorous cleaning protocols established.

The fall semester kickoff will begin with residential housing Move-In on Aug. 12, followed by KSU Live: First-Year Edition, a virtual welcome for incoming students, and President Pamela Whitten’s annual celebratory “First Day of School Cake” event.

To prioritize the health and safety of our community, Move-In arrival times have been scheduled to minimize the number of individuals in shared spaces, and students are limited to no more than two guests to help them move in. Additionally, the University has extended the number of days from two to four to further accommodate residents.

Schedule of Activities

Aug. 12-15 – Move-In, Kennesaw Campus  
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily – Austin Residence Complex, KSU Place I and II, University Village and University Village Suites

Aug. 14-15 – Move-In, Marietta Campus
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily – Hornet Village, University Columns, University Commons and University Courtyard

Aug. 16 – KSU LIVE: First-Year Edition  
A virtual version of the University’s First-Year Convocation, which welcomes first-year students to Owl Nation
4 - 4:30 p.m. – Talk-show style celebration via Facebook Live on the University’s Facebook page

Aug. 17 – First Day of School Cake
President Pamela Whitten continues her tradition of a sweet new start to the beginning of fall semester classes with individually packaged cookies.
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Kennesaw Campus Green
2 - 4 p.m. – Marietta Campus Globe near the Wilson Student Center


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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. For more information, visit