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Kent State cancels all on-campus events through July 4 due to coronavirus

This includes summer camps, conferences and the Porthouse Theatre season.

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University announced more precautions Monday morning to help slow the spread of coronavirus -- including the cancellation of on-campus events through July 4.

KSU sent the following notification to its students, faculty and staff:

Due to the ongoing uncertainty as we fight COVID-19, Kent State University is canceling through July 4 all on-campus activities, events, summer camps and conferences sponsored by the university, as well as those sponsored by our community members who use the Kent State campuses to host their events. Earlier, the university announced the cancellation of the 2020 Porthouse Theatre season and Kent Blossom Music Festival season.

This announcement extends a previous decision that canceled all spring activities from mid-March through early May, including the May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events and the postponement of all Spring Commencement ceremonies and pre-commencement celebrations.

As previously announced, Kent State continues with remote instruction (synchronous and asynchronous) for summer academic offerings during Intersession (May 14-June 3), Summer I (June 4-July 8) and Summer II (June 4-July 29).

We will continue to monitor the development of COVID-19 and will make a decision by late May regarding Summer III (July 9-Aug. 12) and other courses that begin on or after July 9. By late May, we will also make a decision regarding whether on-campus events and activities scheduled for after July 4 will be allowed to continue.

We appreciate the continued understanding of our students, staff, faculty and community members as we navigate these uncertain times. Please continue to adhere to social distancing measures and take precautions to guard against the spread of the virus.


The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ohio topped 6,500 during the weekend.


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