By Ashley Berberich
From ordering textbooks and upgrading computers to finding the Meal Plan that best suits your student’s lifestyle, we have five ways you can help set your student up for success this spring.
1. Order textbooks early
Students who purchase textbooks early typically receive the best deals and have access to the most options! Not to mention, University Stores offers textbook price comparison and free UPS ground shipping (a $7.50 value) now through January 19, 2018. Students who order online may also opt to pick up their textbooks on campus.
Please note that the last day for spring textbook refunds is January 20, 2018. Books purchased after January 20 are returnable for up to three business days. Textbook returns are not accepted after February 28, 2018.
2. Spring 2018 dining options
Residential students receive a Meal Plan based on their earned credit hours as part of their residential package. Students who live off campus may also select a Meal Plan from our Mix & Match Meal Plan options to take advantage of convenient on-campus dining options! Changes to residential student Meal Plans may be made before January 16, 2018. Students may add to their Meal Plan throughout the semester by purchasing a Mix & Match option.
University Dining is launching the Tapingo app this month, allowing students to order food online with the touch of a screen! Tapingo users will be able to skip the line by ordering on-campus take out and pre-pay using Dining Dollars, KCash, a credit card or debit card. The program will be usable at Burrito Bowl, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, STACKS Sandwiches & Snacks, Starbucks, The Commons and We Proudly Serve Starbucks.
3. Take advantage of KCash
KCash is a declining balance account connected to each student’s ID card. Funds can be added through the online portal or at KCash machines located on campus. KCash can be used by students to print on campus and for shopping at University Stores, OwlTEC, The Market, and at all on-campus vending machines and dining locations. KCash is now accepted off campus too! Visit kcash.kennesaw.edu for the most current list of locations.
4. Stop by OwlTEC for technology services
From Apple products to all-in-one PCs, OwlTEC has the latest technology for your student’s academic and recreational needs! Students can receive cash for trading in their old technology — see how much your outdated products are worth by visiting OwlTEC’s trade-in website. Also, if your student is having difficulties with a technology product, they can submit a Tec-lab Service Request Form.
5. Send your student a care package!
Whether you’re mailing them a handwritten letter or a care package, KSU’s Postal Services makes it a breeze! If your student lives on the Kennesaw Campus, you can look up their housing address here. To pick up their packages, students simply stop by their residential hall’s office and provide their KSU ID for proof of identification.
If your student lives on the Marietta Campus, please address your packages and letters with the following:
STUDENT’S FULL NAME
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Student’s KSU ID Number
Marietta, GA 30060
When a package arrives at the Marietta Campus, your student will receive an email either from a third party vendor called Packcity or from Campus Postal Services. If the email is from Packcity, the student will bring the identification and authentication codes listed in the email to the parcel lockers located in the Joe Mack Wilson Student Center to pick up their package. If the email is from Campus Postal Services, they can pick up their package at Campus Postal Services located inside University Stores. All packages will be returned to the sender if left for more than 15 days.