Bear Essentials

August 21, 2019

Bear statue in foreground, Old Main Clock Tower in background

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Accommodation letters are ready - Students registered with the DSO may come to 215 Stratton to pick up letters on Sat Aug 24, 9-3 or Weekdays 8-4:30 beginning on Mon Aug 26.

New password Self Service Tool - This new system is more user friendly and should explain the process to students clearly for the opportunity to reset their own passwords.

Access special KU student ticket prices - Register with your KU credentials through the KU Presents! site. Once registered, you can purchase tickets online or at the MSU info desk.

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.

Mark your calendars for these special events: Family Day - Sept. 21, Homecoming Oct. 26

Extended hours - Several offices will offer extended hours for the first week of the semester.

Free bagpipe lessons - Interested in learning to play the bagpipes this semester? The Kutztown Pipe Band offers free group lessons! Contact

Parking and Transportation Services has joined the KU Card Office - The combined offices will now be known as KU Card & Transportation Services.

Parking permits, inquiries - Student, faculty, staff and visitor parking permits will be distributed from  107 Academic Forum. Call 610-683-4825 with inquiries regarding parking decals, tickets and the campus shuttle. Student ticket payments and appeals are handled via MyKU.

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!

USCCE NCACE Accredited Program

Coaching Education Program re-accredited - The Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies has successfully re-accredited the Coaching Education Program under the USCCE’s National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). It is one of only 12 higher education institutions to accredit a Coaching Education Program within the United States.


Thu. Aug. 22

Health Center closed - from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff training. Medical emergencies call Public Safety 610-683-4001.

Fri. Aug. 23

Limited/closed offices Friday morning - Offices will be closed or have limited staffing on Friday morning, from 8-10 a.m., during the Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration.

Sat. Aug. 24

Poster sale - Come to KUAB's (formerly ACE) poster sale and pick up some nice accessories to spicy your room. August 24 & 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., DMZ.

Full Welcome Weekend schedule

Full Welcome Week schedule (PDF)

Sun. Aug. 25

Convocation - 2 p.m. O'Pake Fieldhouse.

Keep calm & hypnotized - Hypnotist Zach Pincince is here to bring a night of hilarity & laughs. 7 p.m., MSU 218.

Full Welcome Weekend schedule

Mon. Aug. 26

First day of classes

Welcome Back Bash - 5-7 p.m. DMZ.

Tue. Aug 27

Free career interest test - 11 a.m. Take a career interest inventory and get your results in a short 50 -minute session! Stratton 116.

KU AA beginner's meeting - 8-9 p.m. in MSU 323 (upstairs conference room). Open to anyone interested in stopping drinking. Read and discuss AA literature.

Commuter welcome luncheon - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. MSU 223.

Wed. Aug. 28

Name that I-Tune - Remember all the words to your favorite songs? Come test that knowledge. We will play hits across the years. 7 p.m., DMZ.