Housing and Residence Life

Kennesaw State University Housing and Residence Life aims to deliver its mission while protecting the health and safety of our students and minimizing the potential spread of disease within our residential communities. By choosing to live in on-campus housing, you are assuming the risk that COVID-19 may impact your residential student experience at Kennesaw State University.

It is the responsibility of each residential student to maintain their health and wellness by washing their hands often, wearing a face covering outside of their room or suite if they are unvaccinated, and disinfecting bedrooms, bathrooms and shared common spaces (kitchens, living rooms, etc.) within their unit.

Below are new policies and guidelines applicable to all residential students, which will be enforced in an effort to keep all KSU community members safe. Kennesaw State University cannot guarantee that you will not become exposed to or infected with COVID-19 while living in an on-campus housing environment. Further, living on campus could elevate the risk of contracting any contagious illness simply due to the proximity and number of students in the residence halls.

Safety Measures

  • All active and enrolled, degree-seeking students are eligible to receive the vaccine on campus. The vaccines are a critical tool to helping to "Protect the Nest" and we encourage everyone to consider this opportunity to advance the health and safety of our campus community.
  • Students are asked to self-monitor for symptoms before leaving their residence each day. If you are experiencing symptoms, call the KSU Student Health Services Clinic at 470-578-6644 to schedule a testing appointment. Do not go to the Student Health Clinic without calling first. If you are experiencing a medical emergency (e.g., difficulty breathing) contact Public Safety at 470-578-6666.

  • Residential students must comply with Health and Safety Guidelines adopted by KSU and Housing and Residence Life related to COVID-19. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms
    • Proper hand washing
    • Disinfecting protocols
    • Quarantine/isolation requirements (including before or upon arrival to campus)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The move-in process has been carefully reviewed to help keep our students and staff safe. Visit our Move-In page for a full list of safety protocols being implemented for Move-In.

  • It is the responsibility of each residential student to maintain their health and wellness by washing their hands often, wearing a face covering outside of their room or suite if they are unvaccinated, and disinfecting bedrooms, bathrooms and shared common spaces (i.e. kitchens, living rooms, etc.) within their unit. Housing and Residence Life encourages residents to create a plan with their roommate(s) for frequently cleaning their units. Residents complete a Roommate Agreement with their RA at the start of the year that addresses these matters.

    Residential students must comply with Health and Safety Guidelines adopted by KSU and Housing and Residence Life related to COVID-19. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Wearing a face covering outside of your unit or suite if you are not vaccinated
    • Self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms
    • Proper hand washing
    • Disinfection protocols
    • Quarantine/ isolation requirements
  • If a student is not feeling well or thinks that they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, they should stay in their bedroom or return to their room with as little contact with others as possible and call the KSU Student Health Clinic at 470-578-6644 to schedule a testing appointment. Please do not go to the Student Health Services Clinic without calling first.

    If it is a medical emergency (e.g., difficulty breathing), contact Public Safety at 470-578-6666.

  • Anyone with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 or has come into close contact with someone who has a confirmed case should get tested and NOT leave their bedroom within their unit if they are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms.

    If a resident tests positive for COVID-19, they will be asked to temporarily relocate from their assigned room and self-isolate off campus. If the resident is unable to find off-campus accommodations, Housing and Residence Life will attempt to find a temporary room on or near campus for the resident.

    Relocation does not constitute a termination of a residential student’s housing contract.

  • According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

    • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
    • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms. You can learn more about quarantine and isolation on the CDC website.
  • According to the CDC, residents should clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. The CDC website has more information available about cleaning and disinfecting, including information about cleaning solutions, hand hygiene and laundering cleaning supplies.
  • A student may cancel their License Agreement at any time leading up to Fall 2021 Move-In, but they may be subject to paying the associated cancellation fees outlined in the 2021-22 License Agreement. Visit this website for more information about canceling a License Agreement.

Updated August 2, 2021

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