Current University Status - 10/07/20

Reawakening the KCU Campuses

Questions? Email reawakening@kcumb.edu

What's My Risk?

As part of our continued efforts to provide the information needed for us all to help Protect Each Other, new guidelines regarding the risk associated with places and activities are now available here.

These new guidelines have been created in partnership with the KCU Student Government Association (SGA) and represent the University's current stance on what is considered acceptable and risky behavior both on and off campus.

Please familiarize yourself with this information and reach out to reawakening@kcumb.edu if you have any questions.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for each activity outlined in blue in the bubbles above:

Public Transportation 
Pools & Beaches
Restaurants & Bars
Parks

Parties
Gyms/Fitness Centers
Playing Sports

Large Gatherings
Living in Shared Housing
Living with a Roommate

Protect Each Other

As Kansas City University (KCU) continues the process of gradually reawakening our campuses for the 2020-2021 academic year, we do so with a request: Protect Each Other.

COVID-19 and the current global pandemic have reshaped higher education as a whole, but KCU remains dedicated to providing high-quality education even in unprecedented times. While the University will continue to implement virtual learning and remote work whenever possible, there are aspects of advanced health sciences education (for both academic and administrative activities) that necessitate physical attendance. As some members of the KCU family return to campus, we must – above all else – make the health and safety of our fellow students, faculty, staff and their respective families the driving factor behind our daily choices.

Follow all guidelines -- wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and avoid inside gatherings.

Keep in mind how your choices impact those around you.
Protect Each Other.


Reawakening Current Status: Stage 3

As we chart the path forward for the 2020-2021 academic year, Kansas City University’s prime concern is for the safety and well-being of students and employees.

The Ad Hoc Committee for the Reawakening for the Campus continues to prepare plans and protocols for safe return to our campuses in a staged approach. The timing is and will continue to be based on guidance by local, state and federal orders and an ongoing monitoring and assessment of our surrounding communities. We will be prepared to change course as needed based upon the public health environment with possible tightening and loosening of restrictions to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.


Messages From Leadership

10/06

Message from the Provost: Student Campus Access Update

Dr. Ed O'Connor, KCU provost and Executive Vice President for Academic, Research and Student Affairs, provides the KCU Community with a campus access update.

 

9/25

Message from the President: Pandemic Response Progress

Dr. Marc Hahn, KCU president and CEO, explains that our pandemic response efforts are dedicated to the highest standards for ensuring smooth processes, the health and safety of our KCU community and the continued viability of our institution.

 

9/22

Message from the Provost: Fall and Spring Calendar & Randomized COVID-19 Testing

Dr. Ed O'Connor, KCU provost and Executive Vice President for Academic, Research and Student Affairs, provides the KCU Community with a student and employee testing update.

 

8/07

Message from the President: Minimizing Our Risk of COVID-19

Dr. Marc Hahn, KCU president and CEO, reminds KCU campus members to follow COVID-19 health guidelines, minimize risky activities and continue to protect each other.

 

7/31

Message from the President: Protect Each Other

Update from Dr. Marc Hahn, KCU president and CEO, welcomes students back to campus, and outlines what we can do to protect each other from COVID-19.

 

7/10

Message from the President: Our Campus Reawakening Begins

Update from Dr. Marc Hahn, KCU president and CEO, about the reawakening of our campuses and students' return to KCU.

 

7/04

Protecting Public Health Is Our Shared Responsibility

An editorial written by Dr. Marc Hahn, KCU president and CEO, was published in The Joplin Globe on July 4, 2020.

 

6/26

Message from the President: Reawakening Campuses Guidelines and Protocols

Update from Dr. Marc Hahn, KCU president and CEO, about Campuses Health Guidelines and Safety Protocols for the reawakening of our campuses and students' return to KCU.

 

5/29

KCU Campus Reawakening Plan

Dr. Edward O'Connor, provost and vice president for Academic, Research and Student Affairs, and Joe Massman, executive vice president for Finance and Operations and CFO/COO, outline the plan for KCU employees to return to a work environment as it existed before the pandemic.

 

5/22

Message from the President: Reawakening the KCU Campuses

Update from Dr. Marc Hahn, KCU president and CEO, on the initial plans for the reawakening of our campuses and students' return to KCU.

 

5/15

Message from the President: Kansas City University Reawakening Plans

Message to the KCU community from Dr. Marc Hahn, KCU president and CEO, on the initial plans for the reawakening of our campuses and some key decisions about the students' return to KCU.