Coronavirus: what we know now


University Library

KentWired Staff

  • March 10 — Kent State President Todd Diacon announced the university was suspending face-to-face classes effective at 4:25 p.m. and would switch to online classes March 16. 

  • In an email sent by the president at approximately 3:19 p.m. to students, staff and faculty, the following class schedule was announced: 

                  March 16-20: Classes will be held via remote instruction.

                  March 23-29: Spring break will occur as scheduled.

                  March 30-April 10: Classes will be held via remote instruction.

                  April 13: Face-to-face classes will resume.

  • The email also stated that, “Events scheduled for campus locations through April 12 are canceled to avoid creating large gatherings. No additional spring semester events will be scheduled. Athletic events will follow NCAA and Mid-American Conference (MAC) guidelines.”

  • The following buildings are closed:

    • Beverley J. Warren Recreation and Wellness Center 

    • Student Center 

    • Dining halls except Eastway. Moving forward, Rosie’s Diner will be open until Friday, March 13, according to the university website.

    • The library’s new hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and closed on the weekends. 

  • The Mid-American Conference Tournament in Cleveland will go on as scheduled; however, the games will be closed to the general public with the exception of family, credentialed media and university personnel. 

  • Kent State has launched a call center to answer student and parent questions and concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). If you need immediate assistance during these time frames, please call 330-346-INFO (4636). 

  • For more information: