Student Information

Below is updated and important information for students for Summer Term.

Student services departments across campus continue to provide support to students while complying with social distancing and safety precautions. All meetings will continue to be conducted virtually until July 12th. During Summer Term, provisions have been made for in-person meetings as needed, however, students should complete as many meetings as possible through virtual platforms.

For information on the office hours, contact information, and virtual services offered by the Student Services departments, please follow the links below. Please note that many of the links will require Kettering community members to log in to my.kettering.edu using their ID number and password.


The University is committed to providing safe dining services and a safe dining environment in meeting the food service needs of students and employees. Daily menus and updates can be found using the BITE app.

Staff Safety
  • All KDS staff will be screened for health questions and have temperature taken upon arrival to work
  • All KDS staff will use appropriate social distancing procedures
  • All KDS staff will wear face masks and use other appropriate personal protective equipment for the various service roles
Dining Service and Dining Environment Arrangements
  • All food will be served by KDS staff (i.e. no customer self-serve options)
  • Lunch will have a carryout option
  • Lunch period will be set in conjunction with academic course schedule to avoid congestion in the dining area
  • Kettering employees will have a separate lunch period from 11 to 11:45 a.m. to help avoid congestion in the dining area
  • Sunrise Room will have limited seating in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines
Schedule
  • KDS will be closed for “zero section” as usual and reopen meal plan dining services with dinner on Saturday, July 11th
  • BJ’s Lounge and Grill will reopen on Monday, July 13th
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels will reopen on Wednesday, July 8th, and the meal plan exchange begins Sunday, July 12th
Hours of Operation
  • Sunrise Café:
    • Breakfast – 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Monday-Friday)
    • Lunch – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
    • Dinner – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
    • Brunch – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday)
  • C-Store:
    • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
    • 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday)
  • BJ’s Lounge and Grill:
    • 6 p.m. to midnight (Monday-Friday)
    • 5 p.m. to midnight (Saturday-Sunday)
    • Meal Exchange – dinner until 9 p.m.
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels:
    • 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
    • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday)
  • Meal Exchange – breakfast until 11 a.m., lunch until 2 p.m.
Delivery of Food from Off-Campus Sources
  • To help ensure everyone’s safety, it is important to avoid situations in which one person might touch or breathe on another person’s food
  • Only individually wrapped or packaged food items and individually bottled drinks will be allowed to be brought on campus from outside food service providers or restaurant sources
  • No outside delivery persons or catering staff will be allowed inside campus buildings
  • Multi-person servings of food provided in self-serve containers (i.e. pan of pasta or chicken or box of pizza) and large containers of drinks (i.e. liter bottles of soda) will not be allowed
Restricted Services and Limitations
  • C-Store occupancy will be limited to five (5) customers at a time, and customers are required to wear face masks and observe social distancing
  • BJ’s capacity will be limited, and customers will be required to observe social distancing; face masks may be removed while eating Einstein Bros. Bagel will have limited seating capacity, and customers will be required to observe social distancing; face masks may be removed while eating

Move-in

  • All students will receive appointment times for arrival and move-in. Students are required to adhere to their appointment
    • Before arriving on campus, residents will be required take their temperature and answer health questions at safereturn.kettering.edu
    • All Thompson Hall residents are required to undergo COVID-19 testing during move-in
  • Number of family members/friends assisting with move-in will be limited to one person who will be screened and must wear a face mask at all times
  • Social distancing and safety protocols will be enforced
  • In addition to the standard Return-to-Campus kit (two washable Bulldog face masks, hand sanitizer, a no-touch tool, and a forehead thermometer), students will receive one welcome kit with:
    • Student’s ID card and lanyard (ID must be worn while on campus)
    • Parking permit
    • Other items normally received during New Student Orientation

Sanitation and Risk Mitigation Procedures

  • Modifications have been made to common areas (lounges, restrooms, etc.) to ensure social distancing, including movement offurniture, and protective barrier installation
  • All restrooms, lounges, common areas, and high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, faucets, toilets, etc., are disinfected twice daily
  • A combination of electrostatic mist and/or spray-on disinfectant will be used to clean surfaces
  • All residents will be assigned single rooms
  • All residents will be required to wear a mask at all times, with the exception of showers and in their personal room or while eating
  • All residents will be required to use designated entry and exit doors
  • Social distancing and safety protocols will be enforced. Violations will be referred to the Office of Student Affairs and may be cause for removal from Thompson Hall
  • Front Desk rentals may be limited or unavailable throughout the term
  • Until further notice, non-student guests will not be allowed within Thompson Hall

If Sick - Isolation and Quarantine Process 

  • Thompson Hall residents will be responsible for reporting if they have been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Notification must be made immediately to the Wellness Center
    • If symptoms, positive test results, or exposure to COVID-19 occurs after the Wellness Center closes for the day, students should contact the Resident Assistant on Duty immediately via phone (phone numbers for the RA on duty can be found at the Thompson Hall front desk and will be shared with residents upon move-in)
  • Residents who become sick or need to quarantine are to leave campus and isolate in their personal or family home, if possible
  • Isolation and quarantine rooms within Thompson Hall have been identified in a section of the building away from occupied rooms for use by students who are unable to return home
  • If a student is unable to return home and has notified the Wellness Center or RA on Duty, the RA on Duty or a Thompson Hall staff member will assign a room to the student and slide the key to that room under the resident’s door.
  • The resident is expected to move out of their residence hall room and into the room for isolation (or depart for home), immediately.
  • Auxiliary Facilities will be contacted to sanitize the student’s room and appropriate restroom(s) and common spaces (based on location of the room and Wellness Center’s questionnaire)
  • For those requiring isolation, provisions will be made to allow for coursework completion virtually during isolation
  • For those requiring isolation on campus, dining services will be provided
  • The Academic Success Center will assist students to transition from face-to-face courses to virtual courses and/or support the COVID-19 positive student in taking a Leave of Absence, if desired or necessary
  • Once isolation has been completed and the student has tested negative, they will be allowed to return to campus and their original Thompson Hall dorm room (which will be disinfected)

When you arrive on campus

  • You will receive one Return-To-Campus kit that includes: Two washable Bulldog face masks, hand sanitizer, a no-touch tool, a lanyard with ID holder, and a forehead thermometer
  • Before arriving on campus, students will be required take their temperature and answer health questions each day at safereturn.kettering.edu
  • All students will be screened upon entering the designated entry doors. Entering campus through a door not specifically designated for entry is strictly prohibited, and doing so may result in revocation of campus access privileges for the entire term
  • All students will be required to wear a mask at all times while on campus and must comply with outlined social distancing and safety protocols
  • Free testing will be available and recommended for off-campus residents (including Greek Life)
Social distancing and Gatherings
  • On-campus gatherings will be limited to no more than 10 people, and this limit is strongly encouraged for all off campus gatherings
  • Students living in fraternity and sorority houses, and in private homes/apartments, are encouraged to practice mask wearing and safe social distancing guidelines

Self-reporting and isolation

  • Off-campus student residents will be responsible for reporting if they have been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Notification must be made immediately to the Wellness Center
  • Off-campus students who have been exposed will not be allowed on campus and must self-isolate until a 14 day quarantine period has expired
  • If a member of a Greek community tests positive, the entire chapter will be required to quarantine for a 14-day period as recommended by CDC guidelines. Exceptions to this must be approved in writing by the Dean of Students

Events

  • Cancelled or postponed campus events will be evaluated for rescheduling by the department or organization responsible
  • Updates will be provided to the campus community through various communications platforms including email, updates to the website, internal e-newsletter (Bulldog Weekly), digital signs throughout campus, and/or on social media

Clubs/Organizations

  • All student clubs or organization leaders should communicate their current status to the appropriate faculty/staff advisor and/or Student Affairs
  • All clubs and organizations will be required to follow social distancing and safety protocols established by the University while on campus
  • Social distancing and safety protocols apply to off campus meetings or events

Recommended Interior Spaces for Student Gatherings:

  • The D-space in the Campus Center
  • The Great Court
  • The Sunset Room
  • The Abbey

  • Opens July 13th with reduced capacity and staff supervising self-swipe card entry, pending approval by the Governor’s office
  • Hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for those 50 and older) and 6-10 p.m.
  • You must show your ID to enter
  • Upon entry your temperature will be taken and you will be asked a brief series of safety questions
  • Wearing a face mask is required except shower rooms and pool areas
  • No day-pass guest access will be permitted, and there will be no new membership sales
  • Social distancing and occupancy regulations will be enforced
  • No equipment will be available for check out, including towels and laundry bags
  • Fitness classes will resume the week of July 13th with schedules posted when finalized

Closed areas

  • Steam rooms
  • Racquetball and squash courts
  • Hot tub
  • Weight room (a free weight area will be created in Gym Court 4)
  • Student Lounge
  • Swimming Pool

Limited access of no more than 20 people at any given time

  • Fitness Room
  • Group Exercise Room
  • Free weight area
  • On the track (10 feet between users unless passing)

Permitted activities

  • Tennis, badminton, and pickleball (singles no doubles)
  • Individual basketball shooting and individual volleyball practices
  • Fitness classes will resume, outside if possible
  • Intramural Sports are being evaluated, and a decision will be announced at a later time

Atwood Stadium

The University is evaluating future events and coordinating with event partners to ensure safety measures are in place when events at Atwood are allowed to resume.


  • The Wellness Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • A nurse and counselor will be onsite during these hours
  • Students with illness should call and speak to the nurse prior to visiting the Center and will be required to self-swipe at each visit
  • Students will be required to wear face masks at all times unless receiving an exam or test that requires its removal
  • Social distancing will be enforced

Mental health and well-being

The Wellness Center provides individual counseling to students who experience psychological, behavioral, or learning difficulties whenever they occur. Students can contact the Wellness Center to make an appointment to see the counselor in person, by phone, or virtually. Students can also call the Student Assistance Program (SAP) at (855) 774-4700 24/7 to speak directly to a licensed mental health specialist.

What to do if you are sick

The Wellness Center has a list of guidelines to be followed if a student is sick. These guidelines include: 

  • Be aware of COVID-19 symptoms which include: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea
  • If you are ill or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, call ahead before visiting your healthcare provider or the Wellness Center
  • Wellness Center phone number is (810) 762-9650
  • Isolate yourself until you are able to speak to a healthcare provider or Wellness Center staff

Positive case on campus

In addition to normal medical and wellness services, the Wellness Center has been regularly monitoring and following CDC and health guidelines as part of training to deal with any potential COVID-19 cases on campus. 

This process includes:

  • The Wellness Center will oversee the initial report of a positive student case on campus and will retain a record of the case as the student moves through quarantine to return to campus
  • Initial report will include gathering information to conduct contact tracing of on-campus activity, determine residence location and roommates, and a report to Custodial Services, ASC, and Thompson Hall (if relevant) to initiate sanitation processes, quarantine processes, and assistance with initiating transition to virtual learning
  • Return to campus will require specific CDC and campus guidelines to be met

Summer Term Co-ops in the U.S. will continue based on, and at the discretion of the employer and the student. Those participating in a Co-op are encouraged to contact their company's Human Resources department with any questions or concerns about employment status.

  • For Summer Term, the usual requirement of six (6) weeks of full-time work has been reduced to four (4) weeks
  • Students working a Co-op are encouraged to regularly engage with both their Co-op employer and their Kettering Co-op manager (contact information found here)

Some Pre-College and summer camps previously scheduled for June and part of July are being offered virtually. Numerous camps starting in late July and running through fall, are still scheduled to take place on campus including Robotics, Doctor for a Day, and Math Olympiad. All students, staff, and faculty participating in the camps will be abiding by social distancing and safety regulations established by the University. To ensure a safe environment for participants, the following protocols have been put in place.

Pre-camp

  • Parents or guardians will be asked to conduct a 14-day health pre-screening and complete a form detailing their child’s health prior to attending camp. The form will be emailed to parents upon registration, and the form must be brought to campus on the first day of camp

During camp

  • Check-in: Participants younger than 16 require one parent for check-in; participants 16 and older may self-check in
  • Each camper and parent will have their temperature checked
  • Masks, gloves, and new safety glasses (when appropriate) will be provided to every camper and are required to wear during camp. Parents are required to wear masks upon entering the building
  • Isolation areas (for both check-in, check-out, and for campers who show symptoms or become ill) will be established and explained to all parents and campers on the first day of camp
  • Each parent will be given a University contact for any questions, concerns, and ongoing communication during the camp period

For details and updates, go to kettering.edu/precollege