So, What Happens on KSU Campuses when Students are on Spring Break?


It’s spring break at KSU this week, which means that our students are taking a well-deserved break as they prepare for the end of the semester. Many students find themselves off campus for a variety of activities, whether they are relaxing during a challenging semester, studying abroad in places like Costa Rica, or performing service-learning projects through an Alternative Break in New Orleans.  

Even though classes are on hold for a week, the university is open and thriving. As spring break kicked off last Friday, the Coles College of Business launched the 21st annual National Collegiate Sales Competition. Top sales students from across the country competed throughout the weekend and on Monday in the largest and longest-running sales competition for college students. Also at Coles this week is the14th annual Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on April 3-4, hosted by the College’s Center for Information Security Education. 

The Office of Admissions is busy this week with campus tours. It’s typically their busiest week with prospective students on each of the three daily tours. At the same time, the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs is deep in the planning and logistics of Ignition: New Student Orientation and Owl Expedition: Extended Orientation for the incoming class of 2023.

Our faculty and staff remain focused on research. For example, Jaylin Gillam, a virtual reality software developer for the College of Computing and Software Engineering, is using his skills and KSU’s state-of-the-art motion capture studio to complete a number of projects this week that benefit faculty researchers and the College's numerous industry partners.  

And over in Athletics, the KSU baseball team takes on in-state rival University of Georgia at home on Wednesday. The Fifth Third Bank Stadium staff and Night Owl Productions will be busy prepping for the Atlanta United 2 game on Saturday.  

Finally, many on campus are gearing up for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, which will be held on the Kennesaw Campus from April 11 to 13. During the spring break week, we will be putting the final touches on preparations for the largest event ever held on our campus, which will bring more than 4,000 students and faculty members from around the country.  

So while there are no classes in session this week, don’t be surprised if you see a lot of activity on campus as our dedicated faculty and staff continue their quest to elevate Kennesaw State University.  

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten