Here you can find a summary of the most relevant resources that have been used in the pages above:
Kennesaw State University & Surroundings
- Welcome to KSU: This clip provides an aerial view of our beautiful campus, so you can get a better idea of the environment in which you will be working soon.
- Campus maps: In this link you will find the maps for our two campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta.
- Big Owl bus routes: In this link you will find the Big Owl Bus routes inc ase you need to come to campus and still don;t have your own vehicle.
- City of Kennesaw: Kennesaw, Georgia is a premiere destination for families and businesses looking to relocate in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
- Atlanta: Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2017 population of 486,290, it is also the 38th most-populous city in the United States. The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.8 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the nation.
Bagwell College of Education
- Overview: The Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University leads with excellence in the teaching profession. Recognized for its master’s, specialist and doctoral degree programs, the BCOE is a leading preparer of teachers in the state of Georgia. Focused on culturally responsive practices, student achievement and 21st century technology, we offer online, hybrid and face-to-face graduate degrees, endorsements and MOOC’s for teachers and leaders.To accommodate our rapid growth, a 78,756 square-foot addition to our facility opened during 2015. The Chantal and Tommy Bagwell Education Building houses 12 general classrooms, three computer labs, eight model classrooms, student study areas, the Center for Literacy and Learning, conference rooms, the dean's office, two departments and a research suite. The addition connects with our existing space in Kennesaw Hall. As a vital part of Georgia’s third largest university serving more than 32,000 students from 132 countries, the Bagwell College of Education is creating a future in which all of Georgia’s educators and students are poised to achieve excellence. More information about the BCOE can be found in this link.
- Research Consortium (RCC): The Research Consortium is a faculty-driven organization intended to provide support to BCOE faculty and graduate students for research design, implementation, and data analysis. This clip summarizes the aims, scope and services provided by the RCC.
CETL Welcoming video series
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) promotes research based pedagogies that foster student academic engagement, learning, and success. CETL supports the integrated professional development of students, faculty, and administrators throughout their careers. In this link you will find a variety of short clips regarding the services provided by CETL.
- Finding your place:
- Georgia Housing Search: Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, GeorgiaHousingSearch.org provides detailed information about rental properties and helps people find housing to best fit their needs. The service can be accessed at no cost online 24 hours a day or through a toll-free, bilingual call center at 1-877-428-8844, available M-F, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT.
- Apartments for rent near Kennesaw State University
- Utilities: In this link you can find a list of the major utility companies that serve the City of Kennesaw (electricity, gas, water, gas, internet, phone, etc)
- Finding your place:
- Campus Big Owl bus routes: In this link you will find the Big Owl Bus routes inc ase you need to come to campus and still don;t have your own vehicle.
- Transportation in Atlanta: In this link you can find a summary of the main transportiation options in Atlanta.
- Driving in Georgia: Generally, you may drive in Georgia for up to one year on a valid foreign or International
license. However, if a non-US citizen establishes residency in Georgia, he or she
must obtain a Georgia driver's license within thirty (30) days. You can get more information
in the Georgia Department of Driver Services website.
- Where to get your Drivers licence: This site shows the different locations in which you can get your driver license and the state of Georgia ID.
- Requirements & documentation: Please check this website to learn about the documentation you will need to get your drivers license.
- Zipcar: Zipcar at Kennesaw State offers the KSU community the ability to rent vehicles by the hour or by the day. Zipcar provides the benefits of car ownership without all the cost or hassle.
Health Care & Retirement plans
- Benefits 101 Videos: In this video series you will be able to learn about the different health care options provided by the University Sytem of Georgia. In the previous link you will find information regarding the folloiwng aspects: preventative Care, coinsurance, deductible, copay, telemedicine, and where to get care.
- Retirement options: This clip summarizes the retirement options you will have as an employee of the University System of Georgia. It is important for you to know the different options that are available since you will have to make a decision during your orientation week.
- Bank Accounts: There are two basic types of bank accounts: checking accounts and savings accounts. With a checking account you can deposit your money in the account and access those funds using your Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card or by writing personal checks. Most likely you will pay your rent and bills with your checks, but most stores do not accept personal checks for purchases anymore. The bank will provide you with a checkbook and checks (there may be a fee depending on how you want to personalize your order). The ATM card is provided for free, but there are often fees for using your ATM card at banks other than the one where you hold an account. Additionally, most checking accounts have a minimum balance requirement. If you go below the minimum, you will be charged a fee. If you have money that you do not need to use immediately, you may want to open a savings account. The advantage of a savings account is that money in the account earns interest. You can usually deposit and withdraw money from a savings account as you wish. As with checking accounts, there is normally a minimum account balance requirement.When you go to open your account, take your passport and immigration documents along with any and all U.S. identification that you possess. It is very helpful to get your bank account set up soon after you arrive so you can have your paychecks directly deposited into your accounts. In this link you can find a list of banks in Kennesaw.
- Open a bank account: This article summarizes some key information regarding the process you will have to follow to
open a bank account as a Non-resident. The following credit union and bank might be
convenient for you.
- Credit Union of Georgia: Credit Union of Georgia was founded by Educators to serve Educators. They are a not-for-profit financial institution owned by their members and offered to you as an employee of KSU. A $10.00 deposit into a share account allows you to take advantage of low loan rates and higher than average dividends on share accounts. Credit Union of Georgia offers Checking, Savings, Loans, Visa Credit Cards, Mortgages, and much more. Convenient Banking on Campus!
- Fifth Third Bank: Fifth Third Bank is proud to be the Official Bank of Kennesaw State Athletics! As a member of the Kennesaw State University family, you are eligible for Fifth Third Bank's Membership Advantage program. With Membership Advantage, you have the opportunity to select a personalized checking package and receive exclusive benefits designed to save you time and money. Valid KSU ID is required.
- Getting your Social Security Number: It is important to apply for a Social Security card as soon as possible after arrival.
The following resources will be of help in doing so.
- Social Security office locator
- Questions: Questions related with social security numbers or claims information should be directed to SSA's toll free service at 1-800-772-1213 or toll free TDD service at 1-800-325-0778 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., business days.
- Taxes: Nearly everyone who works in the U.S. must pay federal income tax. Some states and cities including Georgia also collect income taxes. There may be a tax treaty between your country and the United States. The University Payroll, and Human Resources can assist you with your tax-related questions.