Returning to K-State checklist

Before returning to a K-State campus, every student needs to take steps to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Find a one-stop shop with answers to key questions about university guidance for the fall 2021 semester.

ChecklistGet vaccinated if you are able.

Unvaccinated students who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine are strongly encouraged to do so.

Lafene Health Center offers COVID-19 vaccine opportunities by appointment, Monday through Friday. Schedule your appointment through the myLafene+ patient portal or by calling Lafene Health Center at 785-532-6544. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also offers an online tool to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.

Learn more and find frequently asked questions on the K-State vaccine information website.


ChecklistVoluntarily upload your COVID-19 vaccine card.

K-State is encouraging students to voluntarily upload your COVID-19 vaccine cards to the myLafene+ patient portal.

To voluntarily upload your card, log into the myLafene+ patient portal. Navigate to the Medical Clearances section at the top of the left menu. Click on the green Update button in the COVID Vaccine section and upload a copy of your COVID-19 vaccine card.


ChecklistIsolate or quarantine if needed.

Students, faculty and staff may be directed by health officials to enter isolation or quarantine for health reasons and must follow state and local guidance.

Fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to quarantine following COVID-19 exposure, unless they have symptoms. Unvaccinated individuals who are a close contact — excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past six months — or who are traveling or returning to Kansas from a high-risk area must quarantine according to state and local guidance.

Learn more about isolation and quarantine guidance.


ChecklistParticipate in entry testing if you are living in the residence halls.

Students may bring to move-in a copy of a COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours before move-in time or be tested on site before checking into their residence halls.

Students who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may choose to opt out of this entry testing requirement by voluntarily uploading their COVID-19 vaccine cards to the myLafene+ patient portal.

Learn more about entry testing.


ChecklistSubmit medical clearances through myLafene+.

(New students only)

New students are required to submit the following records before arriving on campus. All health requirements can be completed through the myLafene+ Patient Portal. More information is available on the Lafene Health Center website.

  • Immunization record: MMR and Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4 — Housing students only) required before arrival.
  • Insurance information form.
  • Treatment agreement.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screening questionnaire.


ChecklistMonitor your health and do not return if you are experiencing symptoms.

You should not come to campus if you are sick, have a temperature over 100.4 degrees F, or have other illness symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills.
  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • Fatigue.
  • Muscle or body aches.
  • Headache.
  • New loss of taste or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • Congestion or runny nose.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.

(For the most up-to-date symptom list, check the CDC website.)