Current University Status - 7/28/21
- KCU has reinstated the mask requirement effective 8 a.m. Monday, August 2, 2021. All campus community members are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. Check the COVID Campus Update page for more information.
- As of March 1, 2021, the KCU campuses in Kansas City and Joplin will enter Phase Four of the Reawakening.
- COVID-19 vaccinations are free and readily available to the public through Missouri's COVID vaccine program. Even if you have been vaccinated, we are all encouraged to continue using the tools of virus mitigation: wear masks, keep 6 feet of physical distance, avoid indoor gatherings and wash hands frequently.
What's My Risk?
As part of our continued efforts to provide the information needed for us all to help Protect Each Other, new guidelines regarding the risk associated with places and activities are now available here.
These new guidelines have been created in partnership with the KCU Student Government Association (SGA) and represent the University's current stance on what is considered acceptable and risky behavior both on and off campus.
Please familiarize yourself with this information and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for each activity outlined in blue in the bubbles above:
Pools & Beaches
Restaurants & Bars
Living in Shared Housing
Living with a Roommate
As Kansas City University (KCU) continues the process of gradually reawakening our campuses for the 2020-2021 academic year, we do so with a request: Protect Each Other.
COVID-19 and the current global pandemic have reshaped higher education as a whole, but KCU remains dedicated to providing high-quality education even in unprecedented times. While the University will continue to implement virtual learning and remote work whenever possible, there are aspects of advanced health sciences education (for both academic and administrative activities) that necessitate physical attendance. As some members of the KCU family return to campus, we must – above all else – make the health and safety of our fellow students, faculty, staff and their respective families the driving factor behind our daily choices.
Follow all guidelines -- wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and avoid inside gatherings.
Keep in mind how your choices impact those around you.
Protect Each Other.
As we chart the path forward for the 2020-2021 academic year, Kansas City University’s prime concern is for the safety and well-being of students and employees.
The Ad Hoc Committee for the Reawakening for the Campus continues to prepare plans and protocols for safe return to our campuses in a staged approach. The timing is and will continue to be based on guidance by local, state and federal orders and an ongoing monitoring and assessment of our surrounding communities. We will be prepared to change course as needed based upon the public health environment with possible tightening and loosening of restrictions to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.