Frequently Asked Questions for COM 2025 Students

Is there a dress code for orientation activities?

The suggested dress for KCU’s Orientation will be business casual unless otherwise noted. Please be aware on KCU’s WE CARE Day, you should wear clothing you would feel comfortable volunteering in and would be okay with getting dirty.

When will we receive our white coats?

Students will receive their white coats during Orientation.

When will we have access to the KCU Single Sign-On and my KCU email address?

Onboarding emails were sent to incoming COM 2025 students on Tuesday, June 1. Once you complete the onboarding process, you will have access to your University email account, Canvas, and KCU’s other web-based services. If you did not receive an onboarding email, please email registrar@kansascity.edu.

Where can I find the 2021-2022 academic calendar?

A detailed, daily schedule for the academic year has not yet been released. Session start and end dates are available here. More details will be made available during Med School 101.

Is KCU requiring a two-week quarantine prior to the beginning of orientation?

No, however we do recommend that you allow yourself time to get settled in your new community before Orientation begins.

Does the University provide a health insurance plan for students?

Yes, more information will be released closer to Orientation.

How do I enroll in the KCU Student Health Insurance Plan?

More information will be released closer to Orientation.

I am turning 26 this year. Can I remain on my parents’ health insurance plan until then, or do I need to purchase SHIP during the open enrollment period?

If you wish to remain on your parents’ health insurance plan, you must apply for a waiver to confirm that their plan meets KCU’s minimum requirements for student health insurance. View additional information here. The waiver process will take place during open enrollment. If your current plan is approved, your birthday will be considered a qualifying life event, and we will ask that you please request a Qualifying Life Event Form at least 30 days prior to your birthday, so that you can enroll in SHIP outside of the open enrollment period. If your current plan does not meet KCU’s minimum requirements, you will be required to enroll in SHIP or purchase an outside plan that is compliant.

When will the KCU Student Health Insurance Plan take effect?

More information will be released closer to Orientation.

Can my spouse sign up for the KCU Student Health Insurance Plan?

The KCU SHIP allows for enrollment of student spouses and dependent children. View additional information here. Rates and detailed coverage information will be available during Orientation.

If I have questions about my COVID vaccination, who should I contact?

Email KCU@sentrymd.com.

What if my question was not answered here?

Please email stuservices@kansascity.edu or joplinstuservices@kansascity.edu for further assistance.