COVID-19, colloquially known as the “Corona Virus”, has made an impact on almost every aspect of our daily lives. Many jobs are uncertain, businesses struggle to stay afloat, and the government has put a lockdown on everything deemed non-essential. In this new reality, we currently reside in we have been called to make radical adjustments to the way we live, among the most radical is our education.
As a student at Kennesaw State University the virus has completely changed the school’s landscape. Kennesaw State officially closed its physical campus on March 17th and will be closed indefinitely until the pandemic subsides. For the time being all classes formally held on campus have been moved online and all the classes for the summer semester have been preemptively converted to being held online as well.
The student housing and residence halls have been closed to all students living there unless otherwise approved by the school. All events that were scheduled to happen on campus have been canceled, and craziest of all, the SAT and ACT requirements for incoming students have been dropped. We are living in unprecedented times and as such Kennesaw State along with all the other Georgia institutions have taken drastic measures to ensure the safety of staff and students. Kennesaw has done an excellent job of getting the ball rolling and training its staff on how to teach remotely and the semester, for the most part, is moving along as scheduled. The school is hopeful that things might return to normal for the fall semester but is prepared to handle all outcomes.
Watch Ryan Martin’s video here on social distancing and his experience with the quarantine.
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