Bear Essentials

August 26, 2020

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What is one of the biggest reasons students don’t succeed? - Missing class…Successful students go to class! If you need help with time management or organizing your course schedule so that you don't miss class contact Attending class whether the class is in-person or online scheduled is extremely important. Please remember that if a course is Online Scheduled you will need to be in class (online) when it is scheduled. Also, failure to attend class may affect your financial aid.  Federal guidelines require an attendance check during the semester and for federal aid to be adjusted if a student has failed to attend class. (More Info: Attendance Compliance for Reporting to Federal Government)

100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote - The 19th Amendment was ratified and became part of the U.S. Constitution 100 years ago today, August 26, 1920, forever protecting American women's right to vote. Are you registered to vote? Visit KU's Turbovote website to find out how to register and where to vote.

Video: Residence Life and Dining - Kutztown University Radio (KUR) recently spoke with staff members from Dining and Residence Life about what is new and different, directions and advice for students, and other helpful tips in navigating our new normal.

Video: Advice for New Students - Get advice for freshmen coming to campus this fall, keys to success, and where to find help and assistance, via this video from Orientation and KUR.

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.)

Virtual Opening Day Convocation and Celebration - Watch remarks from President Hawkinson, members of Cabinet, the Emergency Management Team, and the presentation of our annual awards.

KU Campus Store Contactless Free Express Order Pickup - Order online and your course materials will be available within 4 business hours. Available for in stock items only. Valid until August 28.

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

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.

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

PSECU Hours: Fall 2020 - M-T, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; TH, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. MSU 280. Open a free checking account/debit card and get $50. See complete details online.

Strength & Conditioning Assistant - Seeking 2-3 volunteers to assist with daily S&C activities for 400+ student-athletes. Email for more information.

Have a question? - Call 484-646-4210 or email for help. The Student information line is staffed Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during the first week of classes.


Wed. Aug. 26

Senior Kickoff - 3:00 - 3:50pm Receive info and support you need to find employment &/or grad school success! Zoom link found at

Choir & Vocal Ensemble Auditions - Old Main 31 3:30-4:30 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium 13G 6:30-8  p.m.

Thu. Aug. 27

Time Management in an Online Course - 11 am Learn successful time management techniques. Join us on Zoom for this student success workshop.

Disability Services Office (DSO) Orientation for New Students - Learn more about implementing accommodations and developing habits for a successful transition. Check your KU email for link. 11 a.m.

Choir & Vocal Ensemble Auditions - Old Main 31, 9-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon.

Sun. Aug. 30

National College Colors Day at KU Campus Store - Celebrate National College Colors Day. Save 20% on KU apparel and gift to show your pride for KU! 8/30/20 - One day only, in-store & online.

Tue. Sept. 1

Strategies to Help You Succeed at KU - 11 a.m. Learn time management techniques. Join us on Zoom for this student success workshop.

Senior Kick Off - 11: a.m. Receive info and support you need to find employment or grad school success! Zoom link found at

TB Testing, Health and Wellness Center-Beck Hall, 1st Floor - 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., return Thu. Sept. 3. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for results. Appointment required. $12 Fee charged to KU Account. 

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Weekly Success Tip

Start the semester with good time management!

Use the student success calendar to track assignments and highlight successes.