• Until further notice, on-campus events are have been cancelled, postponed or modified.
  • Events that can be rescheduled are being evaluated.
  • Some of Kettering University's robust slate of pre-college programs previously scheduled June and July are now being offered as Virtual Camps. Go to the Precollege page for revised and updated offerings for summer and beyond. As a note, program fees refunds will be offered if programs are canceled or offered in an adjusted format.


  • Currently, all University-sponsored travel for faculty, staff and students is cancelled regardless of the state of planning or the nature of any commitments made in support of that travel.
  • While Kettering’s policies do not regulate personal or non-University-sponsored travel, they do regulate the conditions upon which individuals will be allowed to return to campus afterward. We strongly urge extreme caution and judgment when considering personal domestic travel.
  • Any student, faculty or staff member planning future University-related travel domestically should follow existing protocols and approvals before confirmation.
  • Those planning overseas travel (irrespective of CDC status) must follow existing approval processes as outlined by the Office of International Programs (OIP), observing any temporary restrictions imposed by the University.


Commencement is a culminating and very important recognition of the enormous accomplishments of our graduates. However, as it also represents a large and concentrated public assembly of several thousand people, the University determined that holding the June ceremony would not be prudent or permitted.

Rather than cancel or hold this important event virtually as some other institutions have, Commencement and related activities will be postponed to give our graduates and their families the opportunity to celebrate their achievements appropriately and safely.

The University understands that whatever new date for the ceremony, it will conflict with the plans of some. Our decision has been informed, however, by surveys on this topic that we have conducted of our graduates and their families.

  • The 2020 Commencement ceremony will be Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020.
  • The Honors Banquet will be the evening before on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.
  • Given the size of the class, and depending upon demand for tickets, this may ultimately require us to divide the ceremony into two held at different times on the same date. In the near future, we will survey our graduates and their families to assess the demand for guest tickets on this new date. Based upon these results, we will make a decision as to the number of ceremonies we will hold on commencement day.

    For the latest information, go to the Commencement page.