Kennesaw State University students head to campus for Fall 2021 semester

KENNESAW, Ga. | Aug 5, 2021

Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State University will soon welcome students to campus for the 2021 fall semester, which begins Aug. 16. The new academic year will kick off with residential students moving into on-campus housing Aug. 12-14, followed by First-Year Convocation for incoming students and the annual celebratory First Day of School Cake.

Schedule of Activities

Aug. 12-14 Move-In, Kennesaw Campus  
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily – Austin Residence Complex, KSU Place, University Village and University Village Suites

Aug. 13-14 Move-In, Marietta Campus
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily – Hornet Village, Howell Hall, University Columns, University Commons and University Courtyard
*Howell Hall, the oldest residence hall on either campus, underwent a major renovation and will be reopening this fall.

Aug. 15 – First-Year Convocation
This annual celebration welcomes first-year students to Owl Nation and includes a festival-style pre-event at the Betty L. Siegel Student Recreation and Activities Center followed by a program at the Convocation Center with remarks from KSU leaders, students and alumni.
4:30 - 7 p.m. – Student party and pep rally with music, KSU cheerleaders, marching band, and Scrappy the Owl – Betty L. Siegel Student Recreation and Activities Center
7 p.m. – Guest speakers, teaching of the fight song and alma mater, and a gift for each student – Convocation Center

Aug. 16 – First Day of School Cake
This annual KSU tradition celebrates the start of fall semester classes with cake and cupcakes.
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Convocation Center, Kennesaw Campus
2 - 3:30 p.m. – Wilson Student Center, Marietta Campus

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NOTE: The location for First-Year Convocation has been changed from Fifth Third Bank Stadium to the Convocation Center due to Sunday's weather forecast. Per University guidelines, vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities.

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