General Information

Events

  • Until further notice, on-campus events are have been cancelled, postponed or modified.
  • Events that can be rescheduled are being evaluated.
  • Some of Kettering University's robust slate of pre-college programs previously scheduled June and July are now being offered as Virtual Camps. Go to the Precollege page for revised and updated offerings for summer and beyond. As a note, program fees refunds will be offered if programs are canceled or offered in an adjusted format.

Travel

  • Currently, all University-sponsored travel for faculty, staff and students is cancelled regardless of the state of planning or the nature of any commitments made in support of that travel.
  • Effective immediately (July 28, 2020) and until further notice, students and employees who choose to travel to another state in the U.S. with a COVID-19 positive testing rate of 10% or higher on a seven-day rolling average must take one of two safety measures prior to returning to campus, either: (1) self-quarantine for 14 days without symptoms of COVID-19 arising, or (2) self-quarantine for a minimum of 7 days and then be tested for COVID-19 with a negative test result. To determine the positive testing rate for a given state, the University will utilize the data supplied daily by the John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center through its website link "Testing Trends Tool." If the state traveled to is shown to have a positive testing percentage of 10% or higher on the day of return, students and/or employees will have to take one of the two safety measures outlined above before returning to campus. During any quarantine period, employees will need to move to working remotely, and students will be required to take courses virtually (all are being offered via livestream). Employees with questions can contact HR, students should speak to the Wellness Center.
  • Any student, faculty or staff member planning future University-related travel domestically should follow existing protocols and approvals before confirmation.
  • Those planning overseas travel (irrespective of CDC status) must follow existing approval processes as outlined by the Office of International Programs (OIP), observing any temporary restrictions imposed by the University.

Commencement

Commencement is a culminating and very important recognition of the enormous accomplishments of our graduates. However, as it also represents a large and concentrated public assembly of several thousand people, the University determined that holding the June ceremony would not be prudent or permitted.

Rather than cancel or hold this important event virtually as some other institutions have, Commencement and related activities will be postponed to give our graduates and their families the opportunity to celebrate their achievements appropriately and safely.

The University understands that whatever new date for the ceremony, it will conflict with the plans of some. Our decision has been informed, however, by surveys on this topic that we have conducted of our graduates and their families.

Given the size of the class, and depending upon demand for tickets, this may ultimately require us to divide the ceremony into two held at different times on the same date. In the near future, we will survey our graduates and their families to assess the demand for guest tickets on this new date. Based upon these results, we will make a decision as to the number of ceremonies we will hold on commencement day.

For the latest information, go to the Commencement page.

  • The 2020 Commencement ceremony will be Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020.
  • The Honors Banquet will be the evening before on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.