Class Cancellations & Advisories
This page is your source for the most up-to-date and reliable information regarding class cancellations and campus closings. Before calling the campus, check here to learn if an individual class has been canceled or in the event of inclement weather, if the campus has canceled all classes.
KENT STATE ADVISORY FROM WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15:
- NEWS RELEASE: Kent State Takes Precautions as a Result of the Latest Ebola Case in Dallas
- For updates, visit www.kent.edu/advisory.
- Stark Campus: All regularly scheduled classes and events are taking place today as scheduled.
- Media only can call the university's media center: 330-672-6397.
- Health-related issues should be directed to the Summit County Public Health Call Center: 330-926-3939.
- FlashLine Message to the Kent State Community on Wednesday, Oct. 15:
The second nurse diagnosed with Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, who traveled from Dallas to Cleveland this past Friday, is a relative of three Kent State employees. The patient had no symptoms during her visit, nor did she ever visit campus. The three Kent State employees had direct contact with the diagnosed patient while she was in town. The patient stayed at the home of her family in Summit County. The patient returned to Dallas on Monday and presented symptoms Tuesday morning. To reiterate, the patient was not symptomatic during her time in the area, and the patient was never on Kent State's campus. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) states that those infected by the Ebola virus are not contagious until presenting symptoms.
The safety of our Kent State community is our top priority. Even though the patient was not symptomatic when in the area, we are taking every precaution possible to protect our community members. Out of an abundance of caution, the three Kent State employees who had direct contact will remain off campus for the self-monitoring period of 21 days. The university medical staff is working closely with public health officials. We will monitor the situation with due diligence to keep our campus community informed and safe.For more information about Ebola, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov or Kent State's University Health Services at: https://www.kent.edu/sites/default/files/what-need-to-know-ebola.pdf.
Daily Individual Class CancellationsWhen an instructor cancels class as reported by the Dean's Office, the cancellation will be listed here. Every effort will be made to post class cancellations in a timely manner.
|CLASS CANCELLATIONS FOR FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014|
Kent State Weather Advisory Statement - PLEASE READ
Canceling Stark ClassesDuring inclement weather, Kent State Stark will take every step possible to determine safe driving conditions for its students. Unlike school districts which rely on the safety of school bus transportation, college campuses follow different guidelines when canceling classes which include current and future weather conditions and time of day.
In the event that a Kent State Stark cancels classes due to inclement weather or other emergency, university policy specifies that:
- Morning classes begin before 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Afternoon classes begin after 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Evening classes begin after 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For example, if your class begins at 3:30 p.m. and evening classes are canceled, you are still expected to attend your 3:30 p.m. class.
Assessing Weather ConditionsCampus administration and staff continually monitor road conditions throughout the day and evening to determine if classes are to be canceled or delayed. Students are responsible for assessing their own situation to determine if it is too hazardous to travel to campus. Furthermore, it is the student’s responsibility to contact their professor if they are unable to attend class due to inclement weather. Students are expected to understand their individual professor’s policies regarding class attendance as indicated on the course syllabus.
ContactQuestions regarding the campus's closing policy should be directed to the Dean's Office at 330-244-3211, located in 112 Main Hall.
Media AnnouncementsShould it be necessary to cancel all classes for any reason, cancellations will be announced via local radio and television stations. Announcements of class cancellations and/or campus closings will be made on the following stations:
Radio Free Ohio 1350