Bear Essentials

Dec. 11, 2019

Cookie Delivery Photos

President and Mrs. Hawkinson delivered cookies to residence halls on Sunday. View the full photo gallery.

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Final Exam Schedule - Make sure you have your finals marked on your calendar at the correct times/days.

Rec Center Finals Week Hours - Dec. 9–11: 6 a.m.–11 p.m. Dec. 12: 6 a.m.–9 p.m. Dec. 13: 6 a.m.–6 p.m. Dec. 14 & 15: CLOSED.

Health and Wellness Clinical Services Winter Hours - Dec. 16Jan. 17: 8 a.m.3:30 p.m. Dec. 23Jan. 1: CLOSED. Jan. 20: CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For medical emergencies, call Public Safety at 610-683-4001.

Health and Wellness Administrative, Health Promotions, Alcohol & Other Drug Services Winter Hours - Dec. 16Jan. 17: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Dec. 23Jan. 1: CLOSED. Jan. 20: CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Counseling and Psychological Services Winter Hours - Dec. 16–Jan. 20: CLOSED. For mental health emergencies, contact SAM at 877-236-4600, 610-236-0530, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Free Bagpipe Lessons - Interested in learning how to play the bagpipes? Contact for details.

2019 Kutztown University Holiday Greeting

Holiday Greetings to the Kutztown University Community from President Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Ph.D., Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson & "Wynnie"


Fri. Dec. 13

Holiday Food Boxes - Today is the last day for your organization to donate a Holiday Food Box. Click on the link for a list of items to donate.

Sat. Dec. 14

Commencement 9 a.m. at O'Pake Fieldhouse - Information for graduating students.

Commencement Coverage - Watch commencement live and view pictures, social media posts and other news about the big day.

Women's Basketball vs Georgian Court - 4 p.m. Keystone arena.

Tue. Dec. 17

Look for Grades in MyKU - Fall 2019 grades are scheduled to be posted by 8 p.m.

Wed. Dec. 18

Winter Online Classes Begin - There's still time to register for a winter class.

The next Bear Essentials will be published on Wed. Jan. 15.  Enjoy your winter break.

Success Tip: Week 16

Semester Break is just the time to learn more about a future career.  Check out the How-To Guide for Arranging Job Shadowing Experiences.  For more information, email