Student Information

Student Services

Student services departments across campus continue to provide support to students while complying with social distancing and safety precautions. All meetings will continue to be conducted virtually until at least October 24. During Fall Term, provisions have been made for in-person meetings as needed; however, students should complete as many meetings as possible through virtual platforms.

For information on the office hours, contact information, and virtual services offered by the various student services departments, please follow the links below. Please note that many of the links will require Kettering community members to go to my.kettering.edu using their login and password.

 

Dining & Food Services

The University is committed to providing safe dining services and a safe dining environment in meeting the food service needs of students and employees. Daily menus and updates can be found using the BITE application.

Staff Safety
  • All KDS staff will be screened for health questions and have temperature taken upon arrival to work
  • All KDS staff will use appropriate social distancing procedures
  • All KDS staff will wear face masks and use other appropriate personal protective equipment for the various service roles
Dining Service and Environment Arrangements
  • All food will be served by KDS staff (i.e. no customer self-serve options)
  • Lunch will have a carryout option
  • Lunch period will be set in conjunction with academic course schedule to avoid congestion in the dining area
  • Sunrise Room will have limited seating in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines
Schedule
  • KDS will be closed for “zero section” as usual and reopen meal plan dining services with dinner on Saturday, October 3
  • C-Store will reopen on Saturday, October 3
  • BJ’s Lounge and Grill will reopen on Monday, October 5
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels will remain open during zero section and the meal plan exchange begins Sunday, October 4
Hours of Operation
  • Sunrise Café: 
    • Breakfast – 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Monday-Friday)
    • Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
    • Dinner – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
    • Brunch – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday)
  • C-Store:
    • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday-Friday) changed to 7 p.m.
    • 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday)
  • BJ’s Lounge and Grill:
    • 6 p.m. to midnight (Monday-Friday)
    • 5 p.m. to midnight (Saturday-Sunday)
    • Meal Exchange – dinner until 9 p.m.
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels:
    • 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Monday-Friday) changed to 3 p.m.
    • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday)
    • Meal Exchange – breakfast until 11 a.m., lunch until 2 p.m.
Delivery of Food From Off-Campus Sources
  • To help ensure everyone’s safety, it is important to avoid situations in which one person might touch or breathe on another person’s food
  • Only individually wrapped or packaged food items and individually bottled drinks will be allowed to be brought on campus from outside food service providers or restaurant sources
  • No outside delivery persons or catering staff will be allowed inside campus buildings
  • Multi-person servings of food provided in self-serve containers (i.e. pan of pasta or chicken or box of pizza) and large containers of drinks (i.e. liter bottles of soda) will not be allowed
Restricted Services and Limitations
  • C-Store occupancy will be limited to five (5) customers at a time, and customers are required to wear face masks and observe social distancing
  • BJ’s capacity will be limited, and customers will be required to observe social distancing; face masks may be removed while eating
  • Einstein Bros. Bagel will have limited seating capacity, and customers will be required to observe social distancing; face masks may be removed while eating

Thompson Hall

Move-in
  • Move-in details and instructions will be directly communicated via email with Thompson Hall residents
  • All students have received appointment times for arrival and move-in. Students are required to adhere to their appointment
    • Before arriving on campus, residents will be required take their temperature and answer health questions
  • If a student does not feel well, is currently sick or answers “yes” to any of the health questions, they must remain at home and contact the Director of Residence Life at reslife@kettering.edu  for alternative move-in arrangements.
  • All Thompson Hall residents are required to undergo COVID-19 testing during move-in.  Any student that does not pass the on-campus screening will meet with the Dean of Students to develop alternative plans
  • For the safety of our residential community, we are limiting the number of people in Thompson Hall.  More than one person may accompany a student to campus and must be screened. Only one identified helper will be allowed to physically go into Thompson Hall with the student for the move-in process. Any additional supporters must wait in the Sunset Room (CC).
  • Social distancing and safety protocols will be enforced
  • In addition to the standard Return-to-Campus kit (two washable Bulldog face masks, hand sanitizer, a no-touch tool, and a forehead thermometer), students will receive one welcome kit with:
    • Student’s ID card and lanyard (ID must be worn at all times while on campus)
    • Parking permit
    • Other items normally received during New Student Orientation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Sanitation and Risk Mitigation Procedures
  • Modifications have been made to common areas (lounges, restrooms, etc.) to ensure social distancing, including furniture placement, and protective barrier installations
  • All restrooms, lounges, common areas, and high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, faucets, toilets, etc., are disinfected twice daily
  • A combination of electrostatic mist and/or spray-on disinfectant is used to clean all surfaces
  • All residents are assigned single rooms
  • All residents must wear a mask at all times, with the exception of showers and in their personal room or while eating
  • All residents must use designated entry and exit doors only
  • Social distancing and safety protocols will be enforced. Violations will be referred to the Dean of Students and may be cause for removal from Thompson Hall
  • Front Desk rentals may be limited or unavailable throughout the term
  • Until further notice, non-student guests will not be allowed within Thompson Hall
If Sick - Isolation and Quarantine Process
  • Thompson Hall residents are responsible for reporting if they have been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Notification must be made to the Wellness Center via the Self-Reporting Symptoms Form and WC staff will follow-up with student
  • Residents who become sick or need to quarantine must leave campus and isolate in their personal or family home, if possible
  • Isolation and quarantine rooms within Thompson Hall have been identified in a section of the building away from occupied rooms for use by students who are unable to return home
  • Auxiliary Services will sanitize the student’s room and appropriate restroom(s) and common spaces, based on location of the room and the Wellness Center’s questionnaire)
  • For those requiring isolation, provisions will be made to allow for coursework completion virtually during isolation
  • For those requiring isolation on campus, dining services will be provided
  • The Academic Success Center will assist students to transition from face-to-face courses to virtual courses and/or support the COVID-19 positive student in taking a Leave of Absence, if desired or necessary
  • Once isolation has been completed and the student has tested negative, they will be allowed to return to campus and their original Thompson Hall dorm room (which will have been disinfected)

Off-Campus Residents and Greek Life

When you arrive on campus
  • Student will receive one Return-To-Campus kit that includes: Two washable Bulldog face masks, hand sanitizer, a no-touch tool, a lanyard with ID holder, and a forehead thermometer
    • They can be picked up from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday (October 5) and Tuesday (October 6) outside the main Campus Center entrance
  • Before arriving on campus, and each day they visit campus, students will be required take their temperature and answer health questions at safereturn.kettering.edu
  • All students will be screened upon entering the designated entry doors. Entering campus through a door not specifically designated for entry is strictly prohibited, and doing so may result in revocation of campus access privileges for the entire term
  • All students are required to wear a mask at all times while on campus and must comply with outlined social distancing and safety protocols
  • Free testing will be available and recommended for off-all campus residents, including those who reside in Greek housing
    • Off-campus residents who would like a free COVID-19 test can sign up here (Kettering login required) to select a time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. October 5 and October 6.  Testing will take place in the Abbey
Social Distancing and Gatherings
  • On-campus indoor gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people, and this limit is strongly encouraged for all off-campus gatherings
    • As a note, academic activities, including classes, are exempt from this restriction.
  • Students living in fraternity and sorority houses, and in private homes/apartments, are encouraged to practice mask wearing and safe social distancing guidelines
Self-reporting and Isolation
  • Off-campus student residents are responsible for reporting if they have been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Notification must be made to the Wellness Center via the Self-Reporting Symptoms Form
  • Off-campus students who have been exposed will not be allowed on campus and must self-quarantine for 14 days
  • If a member of a Greek community tests positive, the entire chapter house will be required to quarantine for a 14-day period as recommended by CDC guidelines. Exceptions to this must be approved in writing by the Dean of Students

Student Activities

Events
  • Cancelled or postponed campus events will be evaluated for rescheduling by the department or organization responsible
  • Updates will be provided to the campus community through various communications platforms including email, updates to the website, internal e-newsletter (Bulldog Weekly), digital signs throughout campus, and/or on social media
Clubs/Organizations
  • All student clubs or organization leaders should communicate their current status to the appropriate faculty/staff advisor and/or Student Affairs
  • All clubs and organizations must follow social distancing and safety protocols established by the University while on campus
  • Social distancing and safety protocols also apply to off-campus meetings or events
  • Read the Guidelines and Policies for Kettering University Student Organization Meetings
Recommended Spaces for Student Gatherings:
  • The d-space in the Campus Center
  • The Library (per published hours)
  • The Great Court
  • The Sunset Room
  • The Abbey
  • AB d-spaces - temporarily closed
  • 3rd Floor Student Lounge (Yellow Room) - temporarily closed
  • The Pool-vilion (tent located outdoors in the Pool next to Campus Center)

Wellness Center

  • The Wellness Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • A nurse and counselor will be onsite during these hours
  • Students with illness should call and speak to the nurse prior to visiting the Center and will be required to self-swipe at each visit
  • Students will be required to wear face masks at all times unless receiving an exam or test that requires its removal
  • Social distancing will be enforced
Mental Health And Well-being

The Wellness Center provides individual counseling to students who experience psychological, behavioral, or learning difficulties whenever they occur. Students can contact the Wellness Center to make an appointment to see the counselor in person, by phone, or virtually. Students can also call the Student Assistance Program (SAP) at (855) 774-4700 24/7 to speak directly to a licensed mental health specialist.

What To Do If You Are Sick

The Wellness Center has a list of guidelines to be followed if a student is sick. These guidelines include: 

  • Be aware of COVID-19 symptoms which include: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea
  • If you exhibit symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, call ahead before visiting your healthcare provider.  Fill out the Self-Reporting Form for the Wellness Center.
  • Wellness Center phone number is (810) 762-9650
  • Isolate yourself until you are able to speak to a healthcare provider or Wellness Center staff
Positive Case On Campus

In addition to normal medical and wellness services, the Wellness Center has been regularly monitoring and following CDC and state and local health guidelines to manage any potential COVID-19 cases on campus. This process includes:

  • The Wellness Center will oversee the initial report of a positive student case on campus and will retain a record of the case as the student moves through quarantine to return to campus
  • After the initial self-report of symptoms, staff will gather information to conduct contact tracing of on-campus activity, determine residence location and roommates, and submit a report to Custodial Services, ASC, and Thompson Hall (if relevant) to initiate sanitation processes, quarantine processes, and assistance with initiating transition to virtual learning
  • Return to campus will require specific CDC and campus guidelines to be met

Recreation Center and Atwood Stadium

The Recreation Center has reopened as of Wednesday, September 9. Facility hours are from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

To comply with Governor Whitmer's executive order of last week, the Recreation Center is open with the following restrictions and guidelines:

  • All patrons must have their Kettering ID card.  No ID, No entry.
  • ALL patrons must wear a mask at all times, except when showering. 
  • Upon entering, patrons will be required to show their green screen from the daily health check app (or complete a health questionnaire) and have their temperature taken.
  • If you feel ill, do not come to the Rec Center.
  • The following areas are limited to 10 participants at a time: Free Weight Area, Track and the Group Exercise Room/Fitness Room. 
  • Email recservices@kettering.edu for reservations.  Otherwise, space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • There will be only two access points to the Recreation Center:
    • Front doors
    • Doors adjacent to court 4 and the outdoor free weight area. 
  • The outdoor free weight area will continue to operate as it has been for the last 2 months. However, during inclement weather, equipment will be available on gym court 4. Masking and social distancing rules will apply.
  • The pool, steam rooms, racquetball courts, squash court, hot tub, weight room and student lounge will be closed.
  • Fitness classes will continue to be held in the pavilion. However, during inclement weather, they will be moved to gym court 2.  Masking and social distancing rules will apply.
  • No guests are permitted (guest passes, rentals, etc.).
  • Patrons should wipe down all equipment before and after use.
Atwood Stadium

The University is evaluating future events and coordinating with event partners to ensure safety measures are in place when events at Atwood are allowed to resume.

Co-ops

Co-ops in the U.S. will continue based on, and at the discretion of the employer and the student. Those participating in a Co-op are encouraged to contact their company's Human Resources department with any questions or concerns about employment status.

The Co-op special circumstances policy put in place the Summer Term will be applied for Fall Term as well.

Co-op credit will be given for Co-op that is at least four weeks (160 hours) with the approval of the Director of Cooperative Education. Students who work less than four weeks (160 hours), are seeking Experiential Learning consideration or have other circumstances should contact their Co-op manager to discuss the situation. For more information and details including an FAQ, go to kettering.edu/covid-19/co-op.

  • Co-op credit will be given for Co-op that is at least four weeks (160 hours) with the approval of the Director of Cooperative Education
  • Students who work less than four weeks (160 hours), are seeking Experiential Learning consideration or have other circumstances should contact their Co-op manager to discuss the situation. (contact information found here)
  • Students working at Kettering for their Co-op for Fall Term are required to be tested as employee

 

Travel Restrictions

Effective 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, students will be required to take courses virtually (all are being offered via livestream) 
  • Students with questions should speak to the Wellness Center

 

Events 

Orientations
  • Details of Fall Term 2020 Virtual Orientation for New Students, scheduled for Sept. 21, have been communicated directly with students via email.
  • Mandatory International Student Orientation will now be almost completely virtual from September 28 to October 2. International Students needing to quarantine should plan to arrive in Flint no later than September 23, in order to allow enough time to quarantine prior to the start of classes; however, earlier arrival is welcome. International students who do not need to quarantine may arrive in Flint at a later time if they prefer. We encourage all incoming new international students to check their email for details and information on arrival and orientation. 
Convocation

Details of Fall Term 2020 Convocation, scheduled for October 5, are being finalized and will be communicated directly with students via email, updated in this Playbook and on the University website.

Commencement

Details for Kettering University’s 2020 Commencement, scheduled for October 10, are being finalized and will be communicated directly with students via email, updated in this Playbook and on the University website.

 

  • Student Services

    Student Services

    Student services departments across campus continue to provide support to students while complying with social distancing and safety precautions. All meetings will continue to be conducted virtually until at least October 24. During Fall Term, provisions have been made for in-person meetings as needed; however, students should complete as many meetings as possible through virtual platforms.

    For information on the office hours, contact information, and virtual services offered by the various student services departments, please follow the links below. Please note that many of the links will require Kettering community members to go to my.kettering.edu using their login and password.

     

  • Dining & Food Services

    Dining & Food Services

    The University is committed to providing safe dining services and a safe dining environment in meeting the food service needs of students and employees. Daily menus and updates can be found using the BITE application.

    Staff Safety
    • All KDS staff will be screened for health questions and have temperature taken upon arrival to work
    • All KDS staff will use appropriate social distancing procedures
    • All KDS staff will wear face masks and use other appropriate personal protective equipment for the various service roles
    Dining Service and Environment Arrangements
    • All food will be served by KDS staff (i.e. no customer self-serve options)
    • Lunch will have a carryout option
    • Lunch period will be set in conjunction with academic course schedule to avoid congestion in the dining area
    • Sunrise Room will have limited seating in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines
    Schedule
    • KDS will be closed for “zero section” as usual and reopen meal plan dining services with dinner on Saturday, October 3
    • C-Store will reopen on Saturday, October 3
    • BJ’s Lounge and Grill will reopen on Monday, October 5
    • Einstein Bros. Bagels will remain open during zero section and the meal plan exchange begins Sunday, October 4
    Hours of Operation
    • Sunrise Café: 
      • Breakfast – 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Monday-Friday)
      • Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
      • Dinner – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
      • Brunch – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday)
    • C-Store:
      • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday-Friday) changed to 7 p.m.
      • 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday)
    • BJ’s Lounge and Grill:
      • 6 p.m. to midnight (Monday-Friday)
      • 5 p.m. to midnight (Saturday-Sunday)
      • Meal Exchange – dinner until 9 p.m.
    • Einstein Bros. Bagels:
      • 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Monday-Friday) changed to 3 p.m.
      • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday)
      • Meal Exchange – breakfast until 11 a.m., lunch until 2 p.m.
    Delivery of Food From Off-Campus Sources
    • To help ensure everyone’s safety, it is important to avoid situations in which one person might touch or breathe on another person’s food
    • Only individually wrapped or packaged food items and individually bottled drinks will be allowed to be brought on campus from outside food service providers or restaurant sources
    • No outside delivery persons or catering staff will be allowed inside campus buildings
    • Multi-person servings of food provided in self-serve containers (i.e. pan of pasta or chicken or box of pizza) and large containers of drinks (i.e. liter bottles of soda) will not be allowed
    Restricted Services and Limitations
    • C-Store occupancy will be limited to five (5) customers at a time, and customers are required to wear face masks and observe social distancing
    • BJ’s capacity will be limited, and customers will be required to observe social distancing; face masks may be removed while eating
    • Einstein Bros. Bagel will have limited seating capacity, and customers will be required to observe social distancing; face masks may be removed while eating
  • Thompson Hall

    Thompson Hall

    Move-in
    • Move-in details and instructions will be directly communicated via email with Thompson Hall residents
    • All students have received appointment times for arrival and move-in. Students are required to adhere to their appointment
      • Before arriving on campus, residents will be required take their temperature and answer health questions
    • If a student does not feel well, is currently sick or answers “yes” to any of the health questions, they must remain at home and contact the Director of Residence Life at reslife@kettering.edu  for alternative move-in arrangements.
    • All Thompson Hall residents are required to undergo COVID-19 testing during move-in.  Any student that does not pass the on-campus screening will meet with the Dean of Students to develop alternative plans
    • For the safety of our residential community, we are limiting the number of people in Thompson Hall.  More than one person may accompany a student to campus and must be screened. Only one identified helper will be allowed to physically go into Thompson Hall with the student for the move-in process. Any additional supporters must wait in the Sunset Room (CC).
    • Social distancing and safety protocols will be enforced
    • In addition to the standard Return-to-Campus kit (two washable Bulldog face masks, hand sanitizer, a no-touch tool, and a forehead thermometer), students will receive one welcome kit with:
      • Student’s ID card and lanyard (ID must be worn at all times while on campus)
      • Parking permit
      • Other items normally received during New Student Orientation​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    Sanitation and Risk Mitigation Procedures
    • Modifications have been made to common areas (lounges, restrooms, etc.) to ensure social distancing, including furniture placement, and protective barrier installations
    • All restrooms, lounges, common areas, and high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, faucets, toilets, etc., are disinfected twice daily
    • A combination of electrostatic mist and/or spray-on disinfectant is used to clean all surfaces
    • All residents are assigned single rooms
    • All residents must wear a mask at all times, with the exception of showers and in their personal room or while eating
    • All residents must use designated entry and exit doors only
    • Social distancing and safety protocols will be enforced. Violations will be referred to the Dean of Students and may be cause for removal from Thompson Hall
    • Front Desk rentals may be limited or unavailable throughout the term
    • Until further notice, non-student guests will not be allowed within Thompson Hall
    If Sick - Isolation and Quarantine Process
    • Thompson Hall residents are responsible for reporting if they have been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19
    • Notification must be made to the Wellness Center via the Self-Reporting Symptoms Form and WC staff will follow-up with student
    • Residents who become sick or need to quarantine must leave campus and isolate in their personal or family home, if possible
    • Isolation and quarantine rooms within Thompson Hall have been identified in a section of the building away from occupied rooms for use by students who are unable to return home
    • Auxiliary Services will sanitize the student’s room and appropriate restroom(s) and common spaces, based on location of the room and the Wellness Center’s questionnaire)
    • For those requiring isolation, provisions will be made to allow for coursework completion virtually during isolation
    • For those requiring isolation on campus, dining services will be provided
    • The Academic Success Center will assist students to transition from face-to-face courses to virtual courses and/or support the COVID-19 positive student in taking a Leave of Absence, if desired or necessary
    • Once isolation has been completed and the student has tested negative, they will be allowed to return to campus and their original Thompson Hall dorm room (which will have been disinfected)
  • Off-Campus Residents and Greek Life

    Off-Campus Residents and Greek Life

    When you arrive on campus
    • Student will receive one Return-To-Campus kit that includes: Two washable Bulldog face masks, hand sanitizer, a no-touch tool, a lanyard with ID holder, and a forehead thermometer
      • They can be picked up from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday (October 5) and Tuesday (October 6) outside the main Campus Center entrance
    • Before arriving on campus, and each day they visit campus, students will be required take their temperature and answer health questions at safereturn.kettering.edu
    • All students will be screened upon entering the designated entry doors. Entering campus through a door not specifically designated for entry is strictly prohibited, and doing so may result in revocation of campus access privileges for the entire term
    • All students are required to wear a mask at all times while on campus and must comply with outlined social distancing and safety protocols
    • Free testing will be available and recommended for off-all campus residents, including those who reside in Greek housing
      • Off-campus residents who would like a free COVID-19 test can sign up here (Kettering login required) to select a time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. October 5 and October 6.  Testing will take place in the Abbey
    Social Distancing and Gatherings
    • On-campus indoor gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people, and this limit is strongly encouraged for all off-campus gatherings
      • As a note, academic activities, including classes, are exempt from this restriction.
    • Students living in fraternity and sorority houses, and in private homes/apartments, are encouraged to practice mask wearing and safe social distancing guidelines
    Self-reporting and Isolation
    • Off-campus student residents are responsible for reporting if they have been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19
    • Notification must be made to the Wellness Center via the Self-Reporting Symptoms Form
    • Off-campus students who have been exposed will not be allowed on campus and must self-quarantine for 14 days
    • If a member of a Greek community tests positive, the entire chapter house will be required to quarantine for a 14-day period as recommended by CDC guidelines. Exceptions to this must be approved in writing by the Dean of Students
  • Student Activities

    Student Activities

    Events
    • Cancelled or postponed campus events will be evaluated for rescheduling by the department or organization responsible
    • Updates will be provided to the campus community through various communications platforms including email, updates to the website, internal e-newsletter (Bulldog Weekly), digital signs throughout campus, and/or on social media
    Clubs/Organizations
    • All student clubs or organization leaders should communicate their current status to the appropriate faculty/staff advisor and/or Student Affairs
    • All clubs and organizations must follow social distancing and safety protocols established by the University while on campus
    • Social distancing and safety protocols also apply to off-campus meetings or events
    • Read the Guidelines and Policies for Kettering University Student Organization Meetings
    Recommended Spaces for Student Gatherings:
    • The d-space in the Campus Center
    • The Library (per published hours)
    • The Great Court
    • The Sunset Room
    • The Abbey
    • AB d-spaces - temporarily closed
    • 3rd Floor Student Lounge (Yellow Room) - temporarily closed
    • The Pool-vilion (tent located outdoors in the Pool next to Campus Center)
  • Wellness Center

    Wellness Center

    • The Wellness Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
    • A nurse and counselor will be onsite during these hours
    • Students with illness should call and speak to the nurse prior to visiting the Center and will be required to self-swipe at each visit
    • Students will be required to wear face masks at all times unless receiving an exam or test that requires its removal
    • Social distancing will be enforced
    Mental Health And Well-being

    The Wellness Center provides individual counseling to students who experience psychological, behavioral, or learning difficulties whenever they occur. Students can contact the Wellness Center to make an appointment to see the counselor in person, by phone, or virtually. Students can also call the Student Assistance Program (SAP) at (855) 774-4700 24/7 to speak directly to a licensed mental health specialist.

    What To Do If You Are Sick

    The Wellness Center has a list of guidelines to be followed if a student is sick. These guidelines include: 

    • Be aware of COVID-19 symptoms which include: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea
    • If you exhibit symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, call ahead before visiting your healthcare provider.  Fill out the Self-Reporting Form for the Wellness Center.
    • Wellness Center phone number is (810) 762-9650
    • Isolate yourself until you are able to speak to a healthcare provider or Wellness Center staff
    Positive Case On Campus

    In addition to normal medical and wellness services, the Wellness Center has been regularly monitoring and following CDC and state and local health guidelines to manage any potential COVID-19 cases on campus. This process includes:

    • The Wellness Center will oversee the initial report of a positive student case on campus and will retain a record of the case as the student moves through quarantine to return to campus
    • After the initial self-report of symptoms, staff will gather information to conduct contact tracing of on-campus activity, determine residence location and roommates, and submit a report to Custodial Services, ASC, and Thompson Hall (if relevant) to initiate sanitation processes, quarantine processes, and assistance with initiating transition to virtual learning
    • Return to campus will require specific CDC and campus guidelines to be met
  • Connie and Jim John Recreation Center and Atwood Stadium

    Recreation Center and Atwood Stadium

    The Recreation Center has reopened as of Wednesday, September 9. Facility hours are from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

    To comply with Governor Whitmer's executive order of last week, the Recreation Center is open with the following restrictions and guidelines:

    • All patrons must have their Kettering ID card.  No ID, No entry.
    • ALL patrons must wear a mask at all times, except when showering. 
    • Upon entering, patrons will be required to show their green screen from the daily health check app (or complete a health questionnaire) and have their temperature taken.
    • If you feel ill, do not come to the Rec Center.
    • The following areas are limited to 10 participants at a time: Free Weight Area, Track and the Group Exercise Room/Fitness Room. 
    • Email recservices@kettering.edu for reservations.  Otherwise, space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • There will be only two access points to the Recreation Center:
      • Front doors
      • Doors adjacent to court 4 and the outdoor free weight area. 
    • The outdoor free weight area will continue to operate as it has been for the last 2 months. However, during inclement weather, equipment will be available on gym court 4. Masking and social distancing rules will apply.
    • The pool, steam rooms, racquetball courts, squash court, hot tub, weight room and student lounge will be closed.
    • Fitness classes will continue to be held in the pavilion. However, during inclement weather, they will be moved to gym court 2.  Masking and social distancing rules will apply.
    • No guests are permitted (guest passes, rentals, etc.).
    • Patrons should wipe down all equipment before and after use.
    Atwood Stadium

    The University is evaluating future events and coordinating with event partners to ensure safety measures are in place when events at Atwood are allowed to resume.

  • Co-ops

    Co-ops

    Co-ops in the U.S. will continue based on, and at the discretion of the employer and the student. Those participating in a Co-op are encouraged to contact their company's Human Resources department with any questions or concerns about employment status.

    The Co-op special circumstances policy put in place the Summer Term will be applied for Fall Term as well.

    Co-op credit will be given for Co-op that is at least four weeks (160 hours) with the approval of the Director of Cooperative Education. Students who work less than four weeks (160 hours), are seeking Experiential Learning consideration or have other circumstances should contact their Co-op manager to discuss the situation. For more information and details including an FAQ, go to kettering.edu/covid-19/co-op.

    • Co-op credit will be given for Co-op that is at least four weeks (160 hours) with the approval of the Director of Cooperative Education
    • Students who work less than four weeks (160 hours), are seeking Experiential Learning consideration or have other circumstances should contact their Co-op manager to discuss the situation. (contact information found here)
    • Students working at Kettering for their Co-op for Fall Term are required to be tested as employee

     

  • Travel Restrictions

    Travel Restrictions

    Effective 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, students will be required to take courses virtually (all are being offered via livestream) 
    • Students with questions should speak to the Wellness Center

     

  • Events 

    Events 

    Orientations
    • Details of Fall Term 2020 Virtual Orientation for New Students, scheduled for Sept. 21, have been communicated directly with students via email.
    • Mandatory International Student Orientation will now be almost completely virtual from September 28 to October 2. International Students needing to quarantine should plan to arrive in Flint no later than September 23, in order to allow enough time to quarantine prior to the start of classes; however, earlier arrival is welcome. International students who do not need to quarantine may arrive in Flint at a later time if they prefer. We encourage all incoming new international students to check their email for details and information on arrival and orientation. 
    Convocation

    Details of Fall Term 2020 Convocation, scheduled for October 5, are being finalized and will be communicated directly with students via email, updated in this Playbook and on the University website.

    Commencement

    Details for Kettering University’s 2020 Commencement, scheduled for October 10, are being finalized and will be communicated directly with students via email, updated in this Playbook and on the University website.

     

Updates on Kettering University and COVID-19 will be posted here and on official University social media accounts.