Homelessness Awareness Week

12th Annual Homelessness Awareness Week November 2-9, 2019

HAW is a week-long high impact experience dedicated to increasing awareness of homelessness, in our communities and on college campuses. Each year, participants are surprised to discover how homelessness impacts those around them, especially the number of college students that are affected. Some events are donation drives or fundraisers, while other events are informational sessions targeted at awareness and stigma reduction. The week culminates with the Cobb County Candlelight Vigil honoring homeless community members who passed away in the last year, and a sleep-out simulation that offers students and community members a one-night experience of homelessness.

Doane to HAW

Schedule of Events

  • KSU vs. Charleston Southern
    Fifth Third Stadium Bank

    More information to come!


  • All students will be able to donate Swipes and Dining Dollars from 11:30am to 1:00pm in both the Commons and Stingers from November 4th to 7th. 
    Kennesaw Campus
    The Commons
    11:30am to 1pm
    Marietta Campus
    11:30am to 1pm


  •  Marietta Campus 
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    Learn about homelessness and ride the mechanical bull!
    Marietta Campus
    Field between Horton and Howell
    4pm till 6pm 
  • Empty Bowls Project is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. We invite you to have lunch and fight hunger! Attendees will receive handmade ceramic bowl with their purchase. This event will raise money to help KSU CARE fight hunger, raise awareness about the issues of food insecurity and to help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist.

    Kennesaw Campus
    University Rooms
    11:30am till 1pm
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  • Raising awareness about the growing population of young adults between the ages of 18-24 in Georgia and around the country facing housing insecurity.
    Kennesaw Campus
    Student Center Atrium and All University Rooms 
    7pm till 10pm
  • Everyone is invited to attend a Memorial Vigil and Service to remember those who have lived & died in homelessness in Cobb County in 2019.

    The HAW Steering Committee along with CARE Services is always honored to partner with Cobb Collaborative for this special event.

    Marietta Campus
    The Globe
    7pm to 8pm
  • Sleep out one night for those who sleep out every night.

    The annual HAW Sleep Out Challenge is the culminating event of Homelessness Awareness Week (HAW). The Challenge participants will spend a night on Marietta's campus to raise awareness for homelessness. You can choose one of three sleeping options: inside your car, inside a simulated Red Cross shelter (in the KSU Marietta Ballroom), or - the ultimate challenge - sleeping outside.

    Date: 11-8-19 -- 11-9-19 

    What to bring: A small tent, sleeping bag, pillow, or whatever you can carry on your back!

    What to expect: The evening will include an activity hosted by Atlanta Community Food Bank, stories from KSU peers, and opportunities for reflection. Breakfast will be donated the following morning for participants.

    When to arrive: Check in begins at 8:00 PM at the Student Center on the Marietta campus.

    For more information, contact Semline Delva at sdelva2@kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-3613.

    HAW Challenge Rules and Waiver Forms

    Click here for Official Event Flyer

Thank you to our campus and community partners!


Cobb COllborative