A Switch to Fully Remote Learning for Our Final Two Weeks

 

With four weeks to go this semester, the finish line is in sight. Students still have many exams and projects to complete, faculty still face an avalanche of grading, and staff are working furiously to get students ready for the spring semester through financial aid and academic advising.

Yet, this week, before our fall break, is different from previous years. This is the final week before we move to fully remote learning after the Thanksgiving week break. The University will remain open after the fall break as many students will remain in the residence halls, dining options will continue to serve everyone, and libraries, labs, and rec centers will still be available on both campuses.

We will, of course, continue with our rigorous pandemic health and safety practices. This includes testing. We want students, faculty and staff to continue to seek testing if they are demonstrating symptoms or are notified of being at risk of exposure due to close contact. Many students may find it prudent to be tested before going home for the Thanksgiving break to potentially protect family members.

All testing schedules will continue through the semester even after we have switched to remote instruction. This means all students have access through the student health clinics, and faculty and staff have access through the daily testing sites on both campuses. In addition, for those who prefer a drive-through option, the Cobb-Douglas Public Health Department will continue to offer testing on campus. Please check coronavirus.kennesaw.edu for the weekly schedule. We also encourage any students who haven't received a flu shot to schedule an appointment at the student health clinic to do so.

We have successfully made it to this point in the semester thanks to the KSU community’s dedication and patience. Please don’t let down your guard as we push forward while awaiting a vaccine.

Pamela Whitten

President

Written By Whitten

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