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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

COVID-19 | Preparations for the Polytechnic Campus 

In conjunction with university communication regarding COVID-19, below is information specific to the K-State Polytechnic Campus.

HOUSING

What is the process for getting my personal possessions and moving out of the residence halls?

Given the move to remote instruction for the remainder of spring semester, Housing and Dining Services will close residence halls and dining centers beginning March 20; the closing process will extend through a 10-day period. An email was sent to residence hall residents with details on an orderly and structured move-out process.

Will refunds occur?

Due to the university's move to remote course instruction for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, Housing and Dining Services will suspend all resident services in the residence halls and dining centers.

Students who have not lived in the residence halls at any time after spring break will receive a prorated credit of their spring 2020 semester room and meal plan charge. The credit will be applied to any balances in the student's KSIS account before being refunded to the student. To ensure refunds are processed correctly, all students must make sure their permanent address in KSIS is up to date.

FLIGHT OPERATIONS

How will Professional Pilot Flight Operations be impacted?

The state of Kansas is currently in a stay-at-home order effective March 30 through April 19. K-State Polytechnic is determining the impact this will have on the planned restart of flight operations April 6. Please continue to monitor your K-State webmail for further updates.

Flight Operations staff continue discussions with our local FSDO on options available for continuity of academic progress during this unusual time. At this time, we are hopeful that we will be able to continue with limited operations through the rest of the semester, with priorities going to graduating students with full operations running as soon as possible.

Please contact John Dahl, flight operations coordinator (jdahl@k-state.edu or 785-826-2979) with specific questions.

How will UAS Flight Operations be impacted?

UAS faculty and staff are closely monitoring and assessing the situation, and exploring options once we are permitted to resume limited flight operations. Please frequently check your corresponding Canvas course for updates from your faculty. Also, feel free to contact your instructor via email and/or the Executive Director of UAS Flight & Operations, Kurt Carraway, at kcarraway@k-state.edu. Please continue to monitor your @ksu.edu email for further updates and guidance.

STUDENT SERVICES

If I feel sick, what should I do?

Salina students with symptoms should immediately call their local doctor or StatCare, Salina Urgent Care, Mowery Urgent Care, or MedExpress and ask for a nurse before they visit a health center. Julie Rowe can assist with instructor notifications and answer questions about class absences. Contact Julie in the office at 785-826-2971 or jarowe@k-state.edu.

I am employed in an on-campus job; should I still report to work?

Students should contact their immediate supervisor for guidance and advice on how to proceed with employment duties.

I am employed in an off-campus job and live in the residence halls. How should I proceed?

Students can contact Sarah Werner (sarahdwerner@k-state.edu or 785-826-2984) for assistance communicating with local employers.

I need to make a payment on my KSIS or flight account. How can I make it while off campus?

Payments can be made online by electronic check or credit card through KSIS. Step-by-step payment instructions are available online under "Make a Payment Online." You can also write checks payable to "KSU" with the student Wildcat ID number in the memo field. Mail checks to: K-State Polytechnic, ATTN: Cashiers Office, College Center 209, 2310 Centennial Rd., Salina, KS 67401.

I'm worried about my financial situation. Who can I talk to?

Students concerned about their financial situation should visit Student Financial Assistance's emergency resource page.

How can I obtain support from Cats' Corner if needed?

Cats' Corner has launched an online ordering service! Contact Julie Rowe at 785-826-2971 or jarowe@k-state.edu with questions.

How can I get help with my resume and other career-related support?

We are dedicated to ensuring you are career-ready! K-State Polytechnic Career Services offers virtual career-preparation services for students to access. Contact Sarah Werner at 785-826-2984 or sarahdwerner@k-state.edu with questions.

I feel anxious about successfully completing this semester. What can I do?

Students are encouraged to stay in contact with their instructors, academic advisors and fellow students for social connectivity and to discuss issues associated with course completion.

How can I combat stress and anxiety?

We understand that students may be experiencing heightened levels of anxiety and isolation during this time. Students are encouraged to contact Counseling Services for support at 785-532-6927. Counseling Services is available for phone consultations.

Is the Student Life Center open and available for use?

The Student Life Center will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 15 until further notice.

Is the Library open and available for use?

The Library will be closed until further notice.

Is the Polytechnic Testing Center open for proctoring?

The Testing Center will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, March 16 until further notice. Inquiries about proctoring options, including FAA computerized knowledge exams, can be emailed to profed@k-state.edu.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

I don't have access to a computer and won't be able to participate remotely in my courses.

Students without access are encouraged to contact their instructor to make appropriate arrangements for course completion.

I need assistance with accommodations for online coursework. Who should I contact?

Students with accommodation needs should contact their instructor to discuss solutions. If further assistance is needed, please contact Julie Rowe at 785-826-2971 or jarowe@k-state.edu.

I have an enrollment appointment scheduled. How can I meet with my academic advisor?

Please check your email for communication from your advisor. Advising appointments will continue as scheduled but will be completed either by Zoom or phone. The Academic Advising Office has sent messages to all students regarding appointments. For further questions, either email your advisor directly, or email polytechnicadvising@k-state.edu or call 785-826-2674.

My VA benefits have restrictions for online course enrollment. How will I be impacted?

Students are encouraged to visit with their academic advisor to discuss impact and financial assistance available if a disruption in available benefits occurs.

I am an international student and have restrictions for online course enrollment. How will I be impacted?

Students are encouraged to visit with their academic advisor or the International Student and Scholar Services Office for information.

I need access to tutoring services to help with course learning. Who do I contact?

Remote tutoring services will be available for students who need assistance. Please contact Katherine Jones (kathjones@k-state.edu) for assistance in scheduling appointments with the Peer Tutoring Center or Kaleen Knopp (kknopp@k-state.edu) for assistance in scheduling appointments with the Writing Center.

OUTREACH AND TRAINING COURSES

Certified Inspector Training (CIT) courses will be suspended effective March 17, 2020 until further notice. Please check the CIT website for the most up-to-date information. Participants registered for courses will receive email notifications.

The availability of web development courses at USD 305 will follow school district schedule. Please email profed@k-state.edu with inquiries.

K-State Polytechnic courses held at Ft. Riley have been postponed until further notice. Students should check their @k-state.edu address for any further updates. Please email profed@k-state.edu with inquiries.

UAS courses at Butler Community College/Rose Hill Academy follow community college schedule. Students should check their @k-state.edu address for any further updates. Please email profed@k-state.edu with inquiries.

The K-State Polytechnic Testing Center will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, March 16 until further notice. Inquiries about proctoring options, including FAA computerized knowledge exams, can be emailed to profed@k-state.edu.

CAMPUS VISITS AND EVENTS

All in-person meetings and events are canceled until further notice.
The All Alumni Reunion, Open House and additional events are canceled.

Spring 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 ceremony with the fall 2020 ceremony, which is Dec. 11 on the K-State Polytechnic Campus. Additional details will be released as they become available. Spring 2020 commencement was canceled when the university moved to limited operations for the remainder of the spring semester.

Future student visits
Personalized campus visits will not be held for the remainder of the spring semester. Guests who have registered in advance will be notified by email. We have an interactive, hands-on, personalized virtual visit experience available for prospective students.

Visit web pages will be up to date with the latest scheduling information. Contact admissions representatives anytime with further questions.