Bear Essentials

Dec. 9, 2020

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Nearly 475 students will be awarded degrees during Kutztown University's fall virtual commencement at 9 a.m., Sat. Dec. 12.

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Textbook Sellback: Through Dec. 14 at the Campus Store - Not able to visit in person? Virtual buyback is available at A great opportunity to get cash back on course materials, up to 50%! We buy back books no matter where you bought them for the best price.

Textbook Rental Return - Students should check their KU emails regularly for rental information. Rental books MUST be shipped to us or dropped off no later than Mon. Dec 14. Any rentals that are not received by Dec. 14 will be subject to late fees and penalties.

KU Campus Store Just Made Rental Returns Easier - For only $7, purchase a prepaid shipping label, shipping box and packaging tape (specific to the number of books being returned), along with a list of books rented & instructions for UPS pick up directly from your home. In-store & online.

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

The Collage December Newsletter - The December 2020 issue features Assistant Professor of Geography Dr. Moira Conway and junior History major Julivette Torres.

Winter Career Challenge from the Career Development Center - Complete one of the career certificates virtually to take part in the challenge. Students who complete a certificate during this challenge will have their name put into a drawing for a Dunkin Donut gift card.

Health and Wellness Clinical Services Winter Schedule - Open Mon.-Fri., Dec. 14-23 and Jan. 4-8, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Resume normal hours on Jan. 11. Closed Mon. Jan. 18.

Health and Wellness, Administrative, Health Promotions, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Winter Schedule - Open Mon.-Fri., Dec. 14-23 and Jan. 4-15, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed Mon. Jan. 18.

Medical Emergency on campus? - Contact Public Safety at 610-683-4001. COVID-19 Resources and Testing Sites.

Counseling and Psychological Services Winter Schedule - Closed Dec. 14-Jan. 18. If you have a mental health emergency, contact Public Safety (610-683-4001), Service Access & Management (610-236-0530) or go to the nearest emergency room.

Wellness Days Coming Spring 2021 - Mark your calendars for the first Wellness Days on Feb. 11 and March 10. This large-scale event promotes mental and physical well-being through fun, relaxing experiences that focus on techniques to encourage self-care. 


Thu. Dec. 10

KTV last episodes of 2020 - Tune into the last 3 episodes of KTV for 2020. The show features comedy, cooking, food reviews, arts and crafts and ideas for binging.

Sat. Dec. 12

Virtual Commencement - The graduating class for Fall 2020 will be celebrated virtually starting at 9 a.m. Tune your browsers to our virtual commencement site and congratulate your fellow Golden Bears.

This is the final issue of Bear Essentials for the semester. The next issue will be published on Jan. 13.


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