Welcome to the Nest! We're excited you've decided to live with us and can't wait to see what this year has to offer. On this page, you'll find resources, tips and information that will help you settle in as you begin your new journey here at KSU.

Essential Resources

Move-In Events

Wednesday, August 9 | Totally 90’s Trivia

The Commons | 6:00 – 7:30 PM

retro rumble

Thursday, August 10 | Retro Rumble

Marietta K-Field | 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Friday, August 11 | Pre-Party: 90’s Groove Getdown

Marietta K-Field | 4:00 – 7:00 PM

groove getdown
silent disco

Friday, August 11 | New Kids on the Block Party: Silent Disco

ARC Amphitheater | 6:00 – 10:00 PM


Week of Welcome

The party doesn’t stop after Move-In! We've got incredible events lined up for you every day throughout the first week of classes. View the Week of Welcome page to see what’s happening on campus. 

Renter's Insurance

Have you enrolled in renter's insurance yet? If not, make sure you do so today! Housing and Residence Life has partnered with GradGuard to provide renter’s insurance to on-campus residents for $139 per year. Students can purchase coverage from GradGuard at any time through their website. 

Though it's not mandatory, we highly recommend getting renter's insurance to protect your personal belongings, as KSU cannot be held responsible for any losses. Talk with your parents/families about adding yourself to their existing personal policies.

Purchase GradGuard 

Campus Postal

Kennesaw and Marietta Campus Postal Services provide the University with convenient access to mailing services. To receive any mail from common carriers, please use the address below.

Kennesaw Campus Marietta Campus
Full Name
Campus Mailbox Number
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Full Name
Campus Mailbox Number
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060

 To find your Campus Mailbox Number, log in to the Housing Portal and select the "Personal Info" tab in the top gold menu bar. 

Student mail addressed without a Campus Mailbox Number will not receive an email notifying them of a package. Students will also not receive an email for items when addressed to a nickname, a parent or items shipped in care of a second party.


Amazon Lockers

If you would like your Amazon item to be delivered to the Amazon Hub Lockers, you must choose the Amazon Locker codename listed below as the delivery location. Please do not list the address of the Student Centers as the delivery location.

Kennesaw Campus Marietta Campus
Amazon Locker – “Doughnut” Amazon Locker – “Dugout”

Once Amazon delivers to the Lockers, you will receive a notification from Amazon and have 3 days to pick up your item.


Keeping Your Room Fresh

For information and tips on how to keep your room as fresh and clean as your Move-In day visit the Housing and Residence Life Maintenance page. 

Facilities & Maintenance


Residential Assistants (RAs) are live-in student staff here to support you 24/7. Throughout the year, they will be your go-to contact for any questions, concerns or support you may need. Make sure to save their phone number and attend programs they host for your community.

The RA On Duty for your community is available for lockouts and emergencies on nights and weekends. Be sure to save your community's RA on duty information so you can contact them if needed.



Your Meal Plan will become active after you move in. All residents receive eight (8) meal entries to use over the weekend of Move-In, which will expire on August 12. Your Weekly or Access Plan will begin on August 13. To change your Meal Plan before the drop/add deadline, purchase additional entries and Dining Dollars or find out hours of operation, visit the University Dining website. 

You can also use your Dining Dollars at The Market located at University Village and inside the Carmichael Student Center and at High Point Café in The Summit.

Move-In Weekend Hours

The Commons

Wednesday – Saturday | 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday | 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM


Wednesday | CLOSED

Thursday – Saturday | 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday | 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM

High Point Café

Friday | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday | 12:00 – 8:00 PM

Sunday | 12:00 – 10:00 PM



Residential students who bring a vehicle to campus must purchase a parking permit through the Parking Portal.


Don't have a car? No worries! You can always ride the Big Owl Bus, KSU's very own transportation system that can take you around and between KSU campuses.

A shopping route shuttle will run from both campuses on Saturday, August 12, from 12:00 to 7:00 PM.

Kennesaw Shopping Stops

University Village 
Social Sciences Building 
Austin Residence Complex 
Town Center Mall 

Marietta Shopping Stops

University Courtyard 
University Commons 
Hornet Village 
University Columns 
Rec Field 

The Wellstar Student Health Services clinics provide health services to all KSU students living on campus, including COVID-19 vaccines and testing, physicals and wellness visits, womens health, travel immunizations, chronic disease management, and more.