Bear Essentials

Nov. 29, 2023

KU Football to Play in NCAA Quarterfinal Playoffs

The Golden Bears will travel to Slippery Rock for Saturday's playoff game. Catch the fan bus, go to the watch party or follow the game online. Details below.

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Register for Fan Bus to Saturday's Football Playoff Game at Slippery Rock - Free bus for fans leaves Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 a.m. from Rec. Center. Register by noon, Friday, Dec. 1. Must buy game ticket (Full Details).

Drop-In Tutoring Labs Available Until Dec. 6 - Labs available in Business, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Math, Political Science, Philosophy and STEM. No appointment necessary.

Rohrbach Library Exam Week Hours - Fri. Dec. 8, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. Dec. 9 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-midnight; M-Th Dec. 11-14, 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Fri. Dec. 15, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Last Day for Tutoring - Dec. 6 is the last day of tutoring for the fall semester.

Tutoring Positions Available for Spring 2024 - Positions available for peer tutors, academic peer mentors and lab assistants.

Employee of the Month! - Want to recognize a KU employee for their hard work and dedication? Nominate them for Employee of the Month!

Volunteers Needed! Operation Snowflake Program - Staying on campus over break? Looking for a way to gain volunteer hours? Join our snow shoveling program this winter!

Attention all Seniors Graduating this Semester: Where are You Headed? - It’s time to complete your First Destination Career Outcomes Survey (takes five minutes) by Dec. 1.  If you haven’t landed a job yet, answer "Still Seeking." Complete your profile by Dec. 1 to be entered to win one of several Paw Pass Gift Certificates. Log into Handshake, then go to Career Center, then First Destination.


Wed. Nov. 29

Women's Center Day of Gratitude at Boxwood House - Activities from 1 to 4 p.m. - This is a day to spread appreciation and kindness for people & things around us and expressing gratitude towards others.

Soft Skills: What Employers Want Workshop - 1 p.m. Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking and many more. Via Zoom.

Thu. Nov. 30

Omnilert Desktop Alert App Test - There will be a test of the computer desktop alert system at 11 a.m. Computers in labs, classrooms and offices will receive an alert message. This is only a test.

Using Social Media in Your Job Search - 11 a.m. Learn how to use LinkedIn and other social media sites to boost your career prospects. Academic Forum 101.

Successful Interviewing Workshop - 1 p.m. Jobs are WON in interviews. Find out what you must do before, during, and after your interview. Gain an advantage over the competition! Via Zoom.

Wrestling vs. Seton Hill - 7 p.m. Keystone Arena.

Fri. Dec. 1

Feminist Friday at Boxwood House - 2-3 p.m. Join the Women's Center for a paint party on the Final Feminist Friday of the semester.

Women's Basketball vs. Edinboro - 3 p.m. Keystone Arena.

Men's Basketball vs. Edinboro - 5 p.m. Keystone Arena.

Sat. Dec. 2

Christmas on the Farm Returns - KU’s Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center will host Christmas on the Farm, a celebration of PA Dutch holiday traditions, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Football NCAA Playoffs - at Slippery Rock, noon. Follow along at

KU Foundation to Host Football Watch Party - Cheer on the Golden Bears in the NCAA Division II National Quarterfinals in the MSU's Multipurpose Room at 11:30 a.m. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Women's Basketball vs. Mercyhurst - 1 p.m. Keystone Arena.

Women's Swimming vs. Kean - 1 p.m. Keystone Pool.

Men's Basketball vs. Mercyhurst - 3 p.m. Keystone Arena.

Mon. Dec. 4

Graduation Regalia for Sale - Fall 2023 graduates, shop at KU Campus Store and online for regalia from Dec. 4-15. Purchase includes tickets, tassel and cap.

Tue. Dec. 5

End the Semester with Success: Finals Prep - 11 a.m. Learn strategies to prepare for finals at this Student Success Workshop. Academic Forum 203.

Pet Therapy Day - Featuring various reptiles and amphibians. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. MSU 218.

Wed. Dec. 6

Open Mic - Starting at 7 p.m., come out to the Bear's Den in the MSU to support local artists and creatives at Kutzown Hip Hop Club's open mic. Free snacks provided. to sign up.