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August 19, 2020

Welcome KU Class of 2024: A Message from the President

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, president of Kutztown University, addresses the KU Class of 2024.

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Fall 2020 Plan - Do you have questions about what KU has done to prepare for the fall semester? Review the plan, FAQs, department/office plans and more.

Student Information Line and Email for Return to Campus - The university has set-up an special Student Information Line and Email during business hours to assist students with all questions during the return to campus and the first week of classes. Beginning Thu. Aug. 20, students should call 484-646-4210 or email for help with questions. A staff member will be available during business hours (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.) to help with answers or to put students in touch with someone who can provide answers.  Remember, all questions are good questions, and we are here to help everyone navigate through the days ahead. 

Find your class buildings - refer to this building code list to find the building where your classes are located.

Are you a member of the OFFICIAL KU Facebook group for Your class? - Join the only official group to communicate with your classmates.  Groups are organized by your expected KU graduation year.

Extended hours - Several offices will offer extended hours for the first week of the semester. Registrar (Aug. 24-28 open until 5:30 p.m.), KU Card (August 19-20, 24-27 open until 5:30 p.m.), Transportation (Aug. 24-27, open until 5:30 p.m.

Bookstore Account - Students receiving financial aid in excess of their institutional charges (tuition, fees, meals, housing, etc.) may request a bookstore account be established at the KU Campus Store for the purchase of course-required books and supplies.

KU Campus Store Virtual Shelf - The KU Campus Store strives to provide the largest and most affordable textbook options for our students!

Employee of the Month - Now is the time to submit nominations for the August 2020 Employee of the Month!

Interested in learning to play the bagpipes? - The Kutztown Pipe Band is offering free intro bagpipe lessons, with in-person and online options available. Contact

Disability Services Accommodation Letters - Disability Services Accommodation Letters will be distributed electronically. Please watch for an email with details in the near future.

Apply to be a Peer Tutor - Interested in tutoring? Complete the Tutoring Services Employment Application! Questions? Email

Request a Tutor - Tutoring Request Forms are available on your MyKU account under Academic Services. Email if you have any questions.

Move-in Sale | Buy More, Save More - Get all your apparel needs with the KU Campus Store "Buy More, Save More" event. $10 off $49 | $20 off $99 | $40 off $199. In-store only. Valid only on apparel & gift. Ends Aug. 24.

University Writing Center - A free service for students, offering advice and assistance with writing assignments from any course or subject. In-Person or Online.


Full Welcome Week schedule - Activities are planned throughout the next week and beyond.  Don't miss the fun!

Wed. Aug. 19

Growth Wheel 360 Degree Perspective - In this webinar discover the four lasting challenges of any business: Creating an attractive business concept and more.

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business - Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and more.

Fri. Aug. 21

KU Campus Store Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dixon Marketplace Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sat. Aug. 22

KU Campus Store Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Dixon Marketplace Hours: 9 a.m.-midnight

Sun. Aug. 23

KU Campus Store Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Dixon Marketplace Hours: 9 a.m.-midnight

Mon. Aug. 24

First day of classes

Tue. Aug 25

Your Transition from High School to College - 11 a.m. Join us on Zoom for this student success workshop. Meeting ID: 974 6649 9527