Kennesaw State University to welcome nearly 36,000 students for fall semester

KENNESAW, Ga. | Aug 7, 2018

Kennesaw State University will soon welcome nearly 36,000 students to campus, with residential housing Move In, First-Year Convocation and a celebratory First Day of School Cake to kick off the fall semester.


About 5,200 students are heading to campus for KSU Move In this week. As the third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State will help nearly 3,500 first-year students make the transition to on-campus living, as they say goodbye to their families and begin their college journeys.

Aug. 10 - Move In begins on the Kennesaw Campus

9 a.m. - Austin Residence Complex I and II, KSU Place I and II, University Village and University Village Suites

Aug. 11 - Move In begins on the Marietta Campus

9 a.m. - Hornet Village, Howell Hall, University Columns, University Commons and University Courtyard

Aug. 12 - First-Year Convocation – University officials welcome first-year students to Owl Nation

5 p.m. - Convocation Center

Aug. 13 - First Day of School Cake – President Pamela Whitten introduces a sweet new start to the beginning of fall semester classes

Noon–1 p.m. - Kennesaw Campus Green

3-4 p.m. - Marietta Campus Globe near the Wilson Student Center

Click here for directions.

– Robert Godlewski

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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