Bear Essentials

April 28, 2021

Bearfest 2021

Check out the highlights from Bearfest 2021. A sword swallower, a zip line and a mechanical shark. What more could a Golden Bear ask for?

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Water Wars Online Summer CourseGEL 50 Water Wars is online this summer. Satisfy Gen Ed Categories C2 or C3 while learning about the political and environmental conflicts over water resources.

MCC GA Position AvailableThe Multicultural Center is now accepting applications for the "Promotion, Collaboration, & Cultural Exchange" GA position for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Loaner LaptopsLaptops borrowed from the library should be returned by the end of the semester. To request a pre-paid mailing label, go to

Textbook Sell-backApril 26 - May 8 at the KU Campus Store. We buy back books no matter where you bought them for the best price. Not able to visit in person? Virtual buy-back is available at Textbook sell-back is a great opportunity to get cash back on course materials - up to 50%! 

Textbook Rental Return - The deadline to return your textbook rental is extended to Fri. May 8. If you wish to keep your rented textbooks permanently, you may do so by converting your rental to a purchase by contacting us at For more information, visit

First Destination Career Outcomes Surveys - Attention all seniors graduating this semester. Where are you headed?  It’s time to complete your First Destination Career Outcomes Survey (only takes 5 minutes) by May 1 and be entered to win one of several Paw Pass Gift Certificates. Please log in to Handshake with your KU Single Sign On, then go to Career Center, then Surveys.

Using PSECU at Home, and Anywhere!PSECU accounts go where you go! Online and mobile banking make it easy. Visit to find free, local ATMs and see current promotions.

Final Exam Schedule - Final exams are next week. See the full schedule at the link.


Wed. April 28

Test Taking Tips Workshop - 12 p.m. MC, T/F, Essay, Oh My! Join us to learn test-taking tips for all these formats and more.

Virtual Aquarium - 5 p.m. Study with the fish! Join us for an hour of studying with calming background of a virtual aquarium.

Marvel Trivia and Drawing with Will SlineyJoin KUAB for a drawing class with Marvel artist Will Sliney! Attendees will be present for a great drawing lesson from the Marvel comic artist himself.

Women's Lacrosse - 4 p.m. vs. West Chester. Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

    Thu. April 29

    Campus Climate Survey Discussion Forum - 3 p.m. Discussion of Climate Survey Data led by the ICC. Zoom link.

    Online Selling Clinic - 6:30-7:30 p.m. The clinic will cover legal aspects of online selling including taxes, financing, marketing, websites, and cybersecurity.

    Study Tips 101 Workshop - 11 a.m. Join the Student Success Center for a 15-minute Study Tips 101 Workshop.

    30 Minutes of Mindfulness - 5 p.m. Take time to check in with yourself by joining the Student Success Center for a 30-minute mindfulness session.

    Fri. April 30

    Feminist Friday1 p.m. Topic: What is Beauty? Activity: Painting pencil cup/make-up brush cup.

    Self-Care Workshop - 11 a.m. Feeling stressed leading up to finals week? Join the Student Success Center for a 15-minute workshop to learn how to take care during exams.

    Flashcard Friday - 12-2 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting and create flashcards amongst other KU students!

    Wed. May 5

    Final Blood Drive of Semester - 12-7 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. Thanks to past donors! Help make this the biggest drive of the year. Pre-Register using the link.


    Weekly Success Tip

    Join the Virtual Finals Neighborhood - The neighborhood features mini-sessions to help students hone their skills for success on finals, activities to promote peer-to-peer support and relaxation, and tips from successful KU students. Click here to check out our full schedule of events.

    Don’t forget to Instagram your Success by using the #KUstudentsuccesscenter