Current Status

As Kettering University anticipates returning to face-to-face, on-campus delivery of instruction for summer term on July 13, it is committed to the providing a safe learning and working environment for its students, staff and faculty. Operations and academic/student life updates are ongoing and will be provided here.

University Operations

  • Teams across the University are finalizing the Playbook for Our Return Campus (to be completed in June).
  • The University is open but most buildings are closed.
  • Upon return, all employees and students will receive a Return to Campus Kit that includes Bulldog face masks, hand sanitizer, no-touch tool, forehead thermometer strips and more.
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations are in the process of being installed across the campus.
  • Signage to identify and remind us all to appropriately social distance are being placed in various higher traffic areas, restrooms, and at elevators and stairways.
  • Hand-held infrared thermometers have been purchased to assist in screening processes.
  • Facilities/Auxiliary Services crews continue to maintain and thoroughly sanitize all areas of the campus.
  • Two washable face masks with the Kettering University Bulldog will be given to every employee and student. Additional paper face masks have been acquired to be available at multiple locations across the campus.
  • Workspace modifications are underway and will be completed ahead of June 15. These safety precautions include the installation of sneeze guards, relocation of furniture, addition of pedestrian barriers, etc.
  • Access to free on-campus COVID-19 testing has been arranged sufficient to serve all employees and students.
  • Only identified essential employees are on campus at this time.
  • In accordance with Governor Whitmer extending the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order through June 12, the University will delay the beginning date of employees transitioning back to campus until Monday, June 15.
  • KDS continues to offer carry-out only service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sunset Room for students (includes free hot lunch along with dinner for that evening and the next day’s breakfast).
  • Essential employees can receive free hot lunch during these times. 
  • The C-store is open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for non-cash sales.
  • Campus Safety, located in the Campus Center, is open, and officers are patrolling the campus.
  • All on-campus events have been cancelled, postponed or modified until further notice.
  • All University-sponsored travel for faculty, staff and students is cancelled until further notice.

Academics And Student Life

  • Virtual delivery of all courses will continue through the remainder of the spring term.
  • Exploring the creation of hybrid courses and laboratory sections for smaller group interaction.
  • Thompson Hall will remain closed to students through the end of the Spring 2020 term as the University performs routine repairs and repeated disinfection in preparation for future occupancy.
  • Students who were scheduled to reside in Thompson Hall have been given account credits and/or refunds for the loss of access to room and board over the remaining weeks of the term.
  • Thompson Hall will reopen to students at the beginning of summer term (which starts July 13). The first-year student on-campus residency requirement for summer term has been waived to allow students to either opt to live in Thompson Hall for summer term or live off campus and commute if they feel more comfortable doing so.
  • Students may only come to campus for dining services or to visit the Wellness Center (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a nurse onsite during those hours) for mental or physical needs.
  • Prospective students and families are able to visit campus through its virtual tours or schedule a virtual meeting.
  • Student Support services including The Registrar’s Office, The Academic Success Center (ASC), The Office of International Program (OIP) and Student Life are being offered virtually.
  • Undergraduate students will be allowed to opt for alternative grading.
  • The Kettering University Student Emergency Relief Fund directly assists current students with basic needs (housing, food, academic materials, technology) and tuition assistance. Students with questions or concerns can email sef@kettering.edu
  • In March, the University announced no increase on tuition, room and board rates for incoming undergraduate students from last year's rate.
  • Admissions and cooperative education teams have been reaching out to admitted students, current students and active Co-op partners to gather insight, information and guidance. 
  • The Keep Me Kettering Fund was established for alumni, employees and others to donate for scholarship opportunities for students. 
  • June and July Precollege Programs will now be offered virtually 
  • Kettering University has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement document under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  • Commencement has been postponed to give our graduates and their families the opportunity to celebrate their achievements appropriately and safely. The 2020 Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 with the Honors Banquet the evening before on Friday, Oct.  9, 2020. 


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