The following information is provided for your convenience. Neither Kennesaw State University nor its employees are able to recommend or directly promote any of these options. KSU IEP accepts no responsibilities or liability for housing choices students make. 

On-Campus Housing

The Intensive English Program is currently not offering on-campus housing for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Off-Campus Housing & Homestay

There are several apartments and dorm-style housing within walking distance of the University. Please keep in mind the following factors when you are thinking about this type of housing:

  • Most apartments or dorm-style housing must be rented for at least 6 months
  • Utilities are not included in the monthly cost 
  • Apartments are not furnished 
  • You must show proof of income to rent an apartment, or have a co-signer who can show proof of income. 
  • A deposit or forward-payment of rent may be also required. 

For more information about off-campus apartments or dorm-style housing, please visit the Off-Campus Housing link.  

The apartments available on the link above are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Kennesaw State University. KSU does offer shuttle bus services to KSU students and this does not constitute an endorsement of any specific community. 

Extended Stay Hotels are also an option if you are not able to move into your planned housing right away. If you need a short-term place to stay, you can stay in an Extended Stay Hotel. 

There are three Extended Stays that are withing walking distance from the school: 


In a homestay, you will live with an American family in the Kennesaw or Marietta area. Most homestay families provide a private, furnished bedroom and meals. Transportation to and from campus may also be included. Rates vary based on your needs, usually between $700 to $1,000 per month. Students can generally renew their stay on a month-to-month basis.

For more information about Homestay, please visit the Homestay link. 

Where to Eat on Campus

Meal Plans for The Commons (KSU Dining Hall) 

IEP Students have the option of purchasing the same dining plan that is offered to KSU faculty & staff. By purchasing a plan, you will save money on your entry fee.  

Current pricing to get into The Commons: 

  • Breakfast: $8.50
  • Lunch & Dinner: $12.75

For more information on The Commons, please visit KSU Dining Hall

Please click on the Meal Plan link to purchase a plan. Plans range in price from $86 to $463. 

Meal plans are valid for only the semester for which they are purchased and any unused meals will be canceled at the close of the semester and will not carry forward.

Dining Dollars 

Dining dollars is a prepaid amount that is loaded onto your KSU ID Card. You can determine how much money that you want to add to the card.

Dining dollars can only be used to make purchases at KSU retail dining facilities (excluding The Market) and can be used to get a discounted door rate at The Commons. 

Click here to add Dining Dollars to your account and check your dining dollar balance. 

Unused Dining Dollars will carry forward from fall to spring semester only, and any unused Dining Dollars will expire on the last day of spring finals. Summer Dining Dollars are valid during the summer semester only and will not roll forward to future semesters.

On-Campus Options 

KSU offers a variety of different dining options; outside of the KSU Dining Hall. For example, students can get a sandwich from Stacks, eat a biscuit from Chick-fil-a, or get sushi from Hissho Sushi.

Please visit the On-Campus Dining Option link to find a list of all the eating places located on the Kennesaw and Marietta Campus. 

Off-Campus Options

There are several fast-food and sit-down restaurants that you can visit that are close to the Kennesaw Campus. Many are in walking distance to the school. 

Additionally, there are several grocery stores that are within a 5-mile radius from the campus. The KSU Shuttle, B.O.B., does make a trip to some of the local businesses within the area. Please visit the Shopping Route for more information and to locate the hours of operation.