Welcome to the Owl’s Nest



“The fall represents a new beginning, a new adventure for everyone.”

— Kennesaw State President Sam Olens, Opening of the University, Fall 2017

If you’ve seen the student-produced #HootyHoo video, you know that Brooks Payne, Jacob Morgan, Rasheed Hall and their crew got it right. They captured the essence of what it means to be a part of the Owl’s nest, where we work hard and play hard.

Here’s some information to help you settle in and get going:


First Year Convocation
Week of Welcome 

From First-Year Convocation to movie nights to Bazaar on the Bricks, the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses will be chock-full of entertainment and activities to welcome you to campus and get you back in the groove! Discover activities (and free swag!) each day.



Move In 

Moving into on-campus housing? Be sure you have everything on the pre-arrival checklist and get insider tips on what to bring to campus.



KSU Football 

Whoooooo’s ready to cheer on the Owls? Check out the season schedule, stadium policies, tailgating information and student ticket access.



Student Organizations
Get Involved

More than 300 student organizations are awaiting new members!



Sturgis the Owl
KSU Traditions 

Be a true Owl and learn some facts about the great horned owl species. While you’re at it, take a moment to learn the fight song and alma mater. Then, make yourself truly official by signing the Owl Creed.



Welcome to the Nest!


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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 43,000 students. Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia with 11 academic colleges. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.