April 2022

Volume 4, Issue 9

  • Academic Affairs

    Tutoring Services
    Continue success with Tutoring Services. Whether your student is struggling in a class or just wants to get a better grade, free peer tutoring is available in both individual and group settings. Tutor requests are available online in the student's MyKU account under academic services. If your student has questions, they can contact us at tutor@kutztown.edu.

    Fall 2022 Recruitment
    Tutoring Services is currently recruiting peer tutors and academic peer mentors for Fall 2022. If your student is interested in this employment opportunity, please have them complete the Tutoring Services Employment Application. If your student has questions, contact us at tutor@kutztown.edu.

    Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence
    The Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence provides students with individualized success plans, study skills support and connections to campus resources. The Center offers academic skills workshops and one-on-one consultations on study skills, time management, note-taking and learning strategies to enhance success inside and outside the classroom. For more information and resources, visit www.kutztown.edu/studentsuccess.

    Summer and Fall Course Registration
    Summer session registration is in full swing. Summer sessions are scheduled as follows: Session I begins May 31 and runs through July 1. Session II begins July 11 and runs through August 11. 10-week options are available from May-August. Enrollment appointments are now in the system for Fall 2022 registration. Students can find their enrollment appointment on the tab marked "Enrollment Appointment," located on the "Schedule and Enrollment Info" tile. Students should be certain to see their advisor before their enrollment appointment date to receive advising, plan out their schedule for Fall 2022 and to have their advising block removed. Enrollment appointments are assigned to students based upon their academic level and run from April 11-29. Fall 2022 registration closes April 29.

  • Administration and Finance

    Fall 2022 Registration and Account Holds
    Students who have outstanding charges on their MyKU account may be prohibited from registering for the Fall 2022 semester until these balances are paid in full. We don't want to see students miss their registration appointments and encourage all students and families to check their MyKU accounts now to clear any balances. If the student misses their appointment, they can still clear their balance and register later; however, the longer students wait, the more the classes they may want, or need, can fill up. Contact the Office of Student Accounts for help and guidance on payment options at studentaccounts@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4133.

    Fall 2022 Billing and Payment Plans (opened April 5)
    Fall 2022 bills are scheduled to be prepared mid-July, but the actual rates may be advertised before that on our website. Remember, Fall 2022 payment plans are open for the six-payment plan. The sooner you sign up, the more payments you can break the amount due into. You can use today's rates as a guide to set up the plan and then adjust once the actuals are published or the bill is ready online. Need help calculating the amount you need the plan for?  Contact KU's Office of Student Accounts at  studentaccounts@kutztown.edu or call 610-683-4133.

    Fall 2022 FAFSA & Loan Applications – Key Reminders
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for 2022-23 school year should be completed by now, but if not, there is still time to do so – just do it quickly. If you are a state grant recipient, or might be, your FAFSA must be filed and processed by KU by the end of April. There is no appeal if you file too late. Do not miss out on free money if you are normally, or might be, eligible.

    Loans for next school year – wait to apply for these until at least June. We encourage applying for the full school year. We will split the aid half for fall and half for spring rather than applying multiple times in a year. You can always reduce loans later if not all are needed.

    Bear Bucks Refunds
    Students who are graduating or withdrawing from Kutztown University may request a refund of the unused funds in their Bear Bucks account. The student will need to complete the "Bear Bucks Account Closure" form and mail it to the KU Card Office, 107 Academic Forum, or they can request the form from their KU email account by emailing the KU Card Office at kucard@kutztown.edu. There is typically a $10 processing fee. Once the form is approved, the refund will be processed and mailed to the home address on your MyKU account within two-to-four weeks.

    Summer 2022 Registration and Costs
    Summer 2022 registration is open. Summer costs are published online as well as a page dedicated to summer session payment information. Due dates are assigned based on the date the registration occurs. Three-payment plans are open for summer (MyKU > KU Financial Account tile > Payment Dashboard). We encourage planning in advance to get the most payments. Students do not have to be enrolled to sign up for the payment plan.

    Online Billing Notifications and Texts for Parents
    Students can easily set up their parents to receive billing emails and texts online. The student needs to log on to MyKU > KU Financial Account tile > Payment Dashboard > Select My Account > Payers section > Send a Payer Invitation. The parent will be emailed a special link to their own version of the Payment Dashboard and they will now receive emails and texts.

  • Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

    Commuter Tuesday
    Does your student commute to campus? They are welcome to join us the first Tuesday of every month for a free meal; 11 a.m., May 3, 223 MSU (while supplies last). Questions about Commuter Student Services? Email agarcia@kutztown.edu.

    Greek Week: April 11-15
    Follow @KUgreekweek2022 on Instagram for more details.

    Upcoming Events from Student Involvement
    The month of April still has some amazing events for your students to enjoy, including a make and take with succulents and planters April 13, and Crocheting with Kim April 21.

    Kutztown Senior Send-Off – 3:30 p.m., Saturday May 7
    The Kutztown Senior Send-off is a co-sponsored event between Office Campus Advisory Council, Kutztown Community Partnership and the KU Foundation. KU seniors can show off their cap and gown and process down Main Street as their family and friends cheer them on from the sidewalk. Meet at 3:30 p.m., Alumni Plaza, for a champagne or apple juice toast with university president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson before we walk down Main Street. Avalanche will also be available in cap and gown for photos. Local restaurants (Kutztown Tavern, Pop's, K'town Pub and Cielito Lindo) have partnered with us on this event. The 200 block of Main Street will be closed so seniors will be able to enjoy dinner at tables in the street with their friends and family. To make reservations, please sign up before Monday, May 2. Reservation times are available for each restaurant at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Questions can be directed to Amanda Garcia at agarcia@kutztown.edu.

    Family Day 2022
    Parents and families should mark their calendar for Kutztown University's annual Family Day, Sept. 24, 2022. For questions, please contact blichar@kutztown.edu.

    Undergraduate Admissions
    Do you know someone who would be a great future Golden Bear? The application for admission for the Fall 2022 academic year is still available. Please feel free to share the fee-waiver code "BEARS" with a rising high school senior or potential transfer student. Scholarships are available as well. Visit https://www.kutztown.edu/affordability/guide-to-financial-aid/scholarships.html to learn more.

    University Well-Being
    University well-being is excited for our next university-wide event Wednesday, April 20. The event will be filled with activities to make sure your well-being is in check. Events offered include goat yoga and goat therapy, “Find Your Perfect Insta Shot,” massages, make your own potted plants, rock climbing wall, food trucks and music from the hip-hop club and so much more. There will also be a food competition between faculty and staff. Look to our website for more information.

  • Equity, Compliance and Legal Affairs

    Human Resources
    KU is a great place for your students to learn and grow, but did you know our beautiful campus is also a great place to work? Eligible employees are offered excellent benefits, career growth and development opportunities and tuition waiver. Current opportunities are listed on our website; apply now.

    Is your student interested in working on campus? Data shows that students who work on campus retain at a much higher rate than other students. Students who work on campus learn valuable skills and earn extra money under flexible schedules that accommodate their class schedules and academic needs, while building strong connections with staff and faculty. Student job opportunities are listed in Handshake. Students working on campus for the first time will need to complete payroll paperwork and background checks and present I-9 documents, so your student will need to bring their original passport or Social Security card or birth certificate to Human Resources before they can begin to work.

  • Housing and Dining

    Housing Scholarship
    Room selection has started for returning students. The Office of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services would like to remind families whose student was awarded a housing scholarship that those scholarships only apply to on-campus housing. Students choosing to move off campus will no longer be eligible to receive the funds. A list of what is considered on-campus housing can be found here on our webpage.

  • University Relations and Athletics

    Pinchas Zukerman closes the KU Presents! Season April 20 
    With a celebrated career encompassing five decades, Pinchas Zukerman reigns as one of today's most sought after and versatile musicians - violin and viola soloist, conductor and chamber musician. Performing with Canadian Juno Award-winning Amanda Forsyth, considered one of North America's most dynamic cellists and pianist Shai Wosner, internationally recognized for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity and creative insight, the Pinchas Zukerman Trio will present an unforgettable evening of musical mastery. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.KutztownPresents.org for the complete listing of upcoming performances. Tickets are $48, $41 for seniors and students and can be purchased online or by calling 610-683-4092. KU students can access $10 tickets by logging for tickets with their MyKU log in.

    Onsite Dental at KU
    Kutztown students can refer a fellow student for their first-time visit at Onsite Dental and receive a *$100 credit toward their treatment when they complete their appointment. There is no cap on referral (*credit can be used toward out-of-pocket payment portion for treatment or toward in-practice products).

    Ask the Onsite Dental team for referral cards, or have your referrer mention your name at their first visit. Book your next visit now or contact 484-284-9899 or pennsylvania2@onsitedental.com.

  • KU Campus Store

    Sidewalk Sale - April 19, 21
    KU Campus Store – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 19.
    Dixon Marketplace – 1-4 p.m., April 21.
    Shop and save with our $5, $10, $15, $20 bins and much more.

    Sellback - May 1-14
    Stop at the KU Campus Store and get cash for your unused textbooks. We buy back textbooks that were purchased anywhere. In-store only.

    KU Campus Store Rental Books Due May 13
    Rental books purchased from KU Campus Store are due back Friday, May 13. If you are unsure if you have a rental, please call 610-683-4099 or email bookstore@kutztown.edu.

  • KU Foundation

    Honor your KU Grad's Achievements
    Are you looking for a way to celebrate your Golden Bear? Consider having your graduate's name engraved on a brick in Alumni Plaza. Click here to learn how to purchase a brick in the plaza, one of the most popular spots on campus. Family and friends can also make gifts in honor of their graduate's achievements as part of our annual Class Gift campaign.

    Haring Fitness Court
    Kutztown University is partnering with Kutztown Community Partnership (KCP) to bring a world-class, one-of-a-kind Keith Haring Fitness Park to campus to help promote health and wellness in the Kutztown community. The interactive fitness park will be located on the corner of Baldy Street and Normal Avenue, on the KU campus, where Haring's art will be integrated into every element. For more information or to support the project, click here.

  • Campus Affiliates

    PSECU Offers Money Tips for Every Stage in Life
    Get up to $250 from PSECU. We all know that a little extra cash can go a long way when you're a college student. That's why PSECU makes grabbing a cash bonus of up to $250* a breeze when students become a member and meet promo requirements. *Learn how much students can earn at https://bit.ly/33RvkvO.

    PSECU is proud to offer free checking and savings accounts for Kutztown University students and their family members. Feel free to contact Kelly Ann Ryan at kryan@psecu.com for more information.

  • Dates to Know

    KU Central Calendar
    A full listing of upcoming events and academic deadlines can be found on KU's central calendar.

    Current Graduate Student Registration

    Friday, April 1

    Fall 2022 Payment Plans Open

    Friday, April 1

    Early Registration for Fall 2022 for Special Groups

    April 7-8

    Incoming Graduate Student Registration

    Friday, April 8

    Last Day to Withdraw from a Course Spring 2022

    Friday, April 8

    Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 UG Incomplete Work Deadline

    Friday, April 8

    Fall 2022 Web Registration by Appointment

    April 11-25

    Faculty Deadline - Fall 2021 & Winter 2022 UG Incomplete

    Friday, April 15

    Last Day to Withdraw or Take a LOA for Fall 2022

    Friday, April 22

    Open Enrollment Fall 2022

    April 26-29

    Fall 2022 Registration Closes

    Friday, April 29

Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.

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