June 12, 2020
A summary of university changes related to COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university has had to make several changes to operations. The following is a summary of the changes announced June 8-12.
The university sets the fall semester return plans and adjusts fall academic calendar.
Kansas State University will resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester, but is moving the start and end dates of the semester up one week. Read more in the June 9 K-State Today article.
Residence halls and dining centers will be open for fall 2020 with some changes.
Kansas State University is incorporating extra health and safety measures for on-campus housing and dining. These updates to housing and dining plans aim to enhance student safety and mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.
K-State moves to phase 3 of the university's reopening plan.
Kansas State University has moved to phase 3 of the university's reopening plan until at least June 22. Under phase 3 of the university's reopening plan, gatherings of up to 45 people are allowed if individuals maintain social distancing and proper hygiene such as frequent hand-washing and covering coughs and sneezes.
A free flour distribution on June 18 aims to help the local community.
The Department of Grain Science and Industry has brought the Hal Ross Flour Mill back online to manufacture flour for those in need in the local community. The university will host a drive-thru flour distribution from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Hal Ross Flour Mill, 1980 Kimball Ave.
In addition, the Cats' Cupboard continues to provide help during the summer with some changes.
The physical food pantry location is closed, but K-Staters can place one order every week through the Cats' Cupboard online order form. Orders placed by midnight on Tuesdays are available for pick up 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays.
Employee senates recognize staff contributions during disruptions.
K-State's land-grant mission could not have been accomplished without the tremendous work of university support staff and university professional staff. University Support Staff Senate and Faculty Senate passed a joint resolution.
K-Staters can now pick up books easier at Hale Library.
Starting June 8, K-State Libraries started offering a book pickup service at Hale Library. The Libraries are prioritizing the safety of the staff and patrons by implementing a 72-hour quarantine on all materials returned to the Libraries.
K-State's Recreational Services is participating in a national digital fitness movement.
Members of the K-State community can now use the 2020 Recreation Movement website to access fitness classes as COVID-19 keeps people apart. Read more in the June 8 K-State Today article.