Bear Essentials

Nov. 23, 2021

NCAA Football Playoffs at KU This Saturday

The KU football team hosts the University of New Haven in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs at 12:05 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 27 at Andre Reed Stadium. Tickets are $5 for KU students. The winner will advance to the Super Region One Championship Game Dec. 4, a potential first for the Golden Bears. See the events calendar below for how to follow the game online. Resident students attending the game may return to their hall at 11 a.m. on Sat. Nov. 27. Services will be limited including no dining until the South Dining Hall opens at 11 a.m. on Sun. Nov. 28.

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Health & Wellness Center Closed - Wed. Nov. 24-Sun. Nov. 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. For medical and counseling emergencies, call Public Safety at 610-683-4001.

Toys and Boots Drive - The Community Outreach Center (MSU 281) is looking for various donations until Dec. 3.

Candy Cane Grams - Order candy cane grams for $1 each to support Honors Club using the order form. Venmo or cash accepted.

KU BEARS Grant Funding: Deadline Feb. 28 - This program supports faculty and student research pairs. $2,000 for wages/$500 for presentation travel. Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors. KU housing provided.

Attention Seniors Graduating This Semester -Where are you headed?  It’s time to complete your First Destination Career Outcomes Survey (only takes 5 minutes).  If you haven’t landed a job quite yet, answer ‘Still Seeking’.  Complete your profile by Dec. 1 for a chance to win a Paw Pass gift certificate. Log into Handshake, then go to Career Center, then First Destination (


Wed. Nov. 24

Thanksgiving Recess - No classes. University offices open.

Women’s Basketball - 3 p.m. vs. Holy Family at Keystone Arena. (Live Stats | Live Video)

Thu. Nov. 25

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Recess - No classes. University closed.

Fri. Nov. 26

Thanksgiving Recess - No classes. University closed.

Sat. Nov. 27

Thanksgiving Recess - No classes.

Football - NCAA Second Round. 12:05 p.m. vs. New Haven at Andre Reed Stadium. (Live Stats | Live Video | Radio)

Sun. Nov. 28

Thanksgiving Recess

Mon. Nov. 29

Classes Resume Following Thanksgiving Recess

Career Development Mini Workshop Marathon3-4:30 p.m. via Zoom. Soft Skills 3 p.m., Designing Your Career Path 3:30 p.m., Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter 4 p.m. 

Tue. Nov. 30

Time Management: Staying Motivated and Disciplined11 a.m. in AF 203. Join us for this student success workshop.

ISO Squid Game Informational Table - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. In front of MSU 218. Play Dakji. Ask any questions. $5 ticket to win up to $135.

Designing Your Career Path - 11 a.m. via Zoom. Learn to access the latest career info & resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions.

Career Development Mini Workshop Marathon - 3-4:30 p.m. via Zoom. Creating Your Personal Brand 3 p.m., Designing Your Career Path 3:30 p.m., Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter 4 p.m.

Wed. Dec. 1

Career Development Mini Workshop Marathon3-4:30 p.m. via Zoom. Successful Interviewing 3 p.m., Internship & Job Search 3:30 p.m., Thinking About Graduate School 4 p.m.

Open Hour with Provost - 1 p.m. in Old Main concourse. Students are invited to drop by and chat with the Provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour.

KU Student Success

Weekly Success Tip

Happy Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving Recess is a good time to tackle large course assignments and projects, catch up on reading and begin to think about finals.  Check out student resources that can help.