Dear KU Campus Community,
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years, and 2020 is a census year. The demographic information that the U.S. Census Bureau gathers helps determine how billions of federal funding dollars are allocated for financial aid, community mental health services, infrastructure and research grants and also impacts congressional representation over the next 10 years.
Regardless of where they are living during the COVID-19 pandemic, college students must be counted at the address where they had spent most of the spring semester and intended to be living on April 1, 2020. This brief video provides the information you need.
- Off-campus students (those not living in KU residence halls or at a permanent home address) must complete the 2020 Census at https://my2020census.gov/.
- Students living in the residence halls are counted by a special process by the university; therefore, on-campus students are not to fill out the census form.
- KU students who live at home during the academic year and commute to classes should be counted at their home address.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the census at https://my2020census.gov.
If you have any questions, contact Leah Cassellia, Office of Student Involvement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KU Office of Student Involvement