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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

Event cancellations and changes to on-campus services

K-State strives to be a safe and welcoming environment for all. Putting the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors first is our utmost priority. Given this:

Spring 2020 Commencement Update:
Graduates invited to participate in fall commencement ceremonies

Because commencement ceremonies are a treasured tradition at Kansas State University, the university will combine its postponed spring 2020 ceremonies with the fall 2020 ceremonies, which will be Dec. 11 and 12 on the Polytechnic and Manhattan campuses.

Additional details will be released as they become available on the commencement website.

K-State's spring 2020 ceremonies, previously set for May 9, 15 and 16, were postponed when the university moved to limited operations for the rest of the spring semester.

2020 All-University Open House canceled

All-University Open House events have been canceled on our Manhattan, Olathe and Polytechnic campuses. 

Changes to on-campus services 

K-State family: If you have modifications to services that you would like included on this page, please email covid19@k-state.edu

Manhattan campus and all-university updates

Powercat Financial
continues to accept student appointment requests for remote sessions. Sign up on the Powercat Financial website, and please indicate in your appointment request whether you prefer a Zoom online session or a session via telephone.

The Division of Student Life offers guidance for how to reach student life resources, including the Office of Student Life; the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE); Lafene Health Center; Counseling Services; the Career Center; Cats' Cupboard; the Center for Student Involvement; Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs; the Student Access Center; the Parent and Family program; and the Office of the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students.

Parking Services has suspended operations.

The Department of Communications and Agricultural Education announces limited operations updates for University Printing services, the K-State Reserach and Extension Bookstore and Mail Center, and department communications solutions.

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab will continue to operate under normal business hours during the COVID-19 situation with reduced staffing. This may result in extended turnaround times for tests and communication responses.

University announces limited operations for on-campus housing.

Cats' Cupboard switch to an online order form beginning March 16 until further notice.

The K-State Insect Zoo will be closed to the public until further notice. Please check the website, k-state.edu/butterfly, for the most current information on when the insect zoo will reopen to the public.

Free SafeRide services are suspended until the fall 2020 semester following the reduction of students in the Manhattan community with the move of classes online and to alternative formats. This includes no SafeRide services on Saturday, March 21.

The Speech and Hearing Center is closed until further notice.

Campus ATA Bus Park and Ride Shuttles including Union Express and Jardine and Dining Center Shuttles will suspend operations starting March 23.

K-State Libraries will have reduced hoursmost services and resources remain available.

K-State Athletics suspends competitions, practices and travel.

The Beach Museum of Art is closed until further notice.

Hoeflin Stone House Early Childhood Education Center is closed until further notice. 

The K-State Student Union has temporary hours of operation and services. 

The Rec Center and pool are closed until further notice. 

The LIFE/CrossFit programs will be closed starting 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 13 until further notice.​ With this closure, there will be no CrossFit classes, open gym times, or evening reservations.

Polytechnic campus (Salina)

Please refer to the Polytechnic campus page for information specific to Salina.

Olathe campus

Please refer to the Olathe campus page for the most up-to-date services information.



If experiencing symptoms
and in Manhattan:
Call 785-532-6544 

Available 24 hours

Email lafene@k-state.edu

Lafene Health Center hours:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

If care is needed when Lafene Health Center is closed, contact the local hospital emergency department:

Ascension Hospital
1823 College Avenue
(west of K-State football stadium)