Bear Essentials

April 1, 2020

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Out of the Darkness Walk - The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk has now gone virtual! Teams can register at

Online Tutoring Labs for BUS, MAT, CSC, and STEM - Did you know that Tutoring Services provides online labs for Business, Computer Science, Math, and STEM courses? No appointment is necessary.

First Gen - Advisement starts this week for Fall 2020. You must contact your academic advisor for an advisement appointment before registering for classes.

CASA Student Success - Students should develop a routine for completing assignments and studying. The CASA Calendar and Weekly Planner can help you stay organized. 

2-Step Authentication - Protect yourself. Protect KU. Two-step authentication coming soon for all students. Get started now at the link provided. 

Ed.D. Dissertation Defenses - Visit our website to see the schedule for upcoming dissertation defenses.

KUR Podcasts - KUR continues to put out topical and entertaining podcasts through this pandemic, all done remotely from the homes of KUR students and advisors. Listen by going to Spotify on your device and searching for "Kutztown University Radio."

Self-Care Tips - The staff and students of KU Health and Wellness Services would like to share some self-care tips. Also, check out these resources from Counseling and Psychological Services. It is important to stay home, but also focus on staying mentally and physically healthy.

Career Workshops on D2L - If your class is requiring the Career Development Certificate, you can easily log on to D2L and find the class “Career Development Center – Online Learning Center for All Students.” You’ll find a video for each workshop and a corresponding quiz. After you have reviewed the video, you’ll be able to take the quiz. CDC staff will be checking students' progress and reporting that progress to faculty. Questions? Email

Summer Sessions and Summer Activities - In keeping with the strategy being pursued by the governor to protect the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians, and in the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, President Hawkinson issued the following email to campus Monday. 

Future Planning Tips from PSECU and Career Development Center - Learn about compensation, non-monetary job perks, and the hidden costs of employment through this financial education presentation, perfect for graduating seniors (or anyone who wants to learn more about personal finances and employment). Watch the video on the Career Development Center's D2L page.

Deadline to Withdraw from a Course Extended - For the Spring 2020 semester, the deadline to withdraw from a course has been extended until the end of regular classes, Friday, May 1, 2020. Information was emailed to students on March 26 from the Registrar’s Office.

University Writing Center Online - The KU Writing Center is able to help student-writers in all classes and disciplines via online tutoring. Online, 30-minute appointments with writing tutors are available at Sessions can be scheduled during the following times: Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 - 9 p.m. Email with questions.

Set Your Refund Preference - It will ensure that any owed spring semester refund will get to you as quickly as possible.


All on-campus events, including athletic contests, are canceled for the remainder of the spring semester. This page is also being updated with cancellations.

Avalanche the Mascot sitting across the desk from an male faculty mememer looking at a checksheet for an advisement appointment

Advisors will communicate details with their students regarding the modality they will use for these appointments. Course registration for Fall 2020 begins Monday, April 13.