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covid-19-information from KU Engineering

Due to Covid-19 concerns, all KU class will be online for the spring semester and campus presence will be reduced. The School of Engineering is committed to ensuring that students, staff, and faculty are supported during this time. Please visit coronavirus.ku.edu for the latest information available from the university. The webpage is being updated frequently and includes links to many resources. 


Instructors will let students know specific details about each course and how they will transition to remote learning. Please check blackboard and email often and visit remote.ku.edu for information on accessing relevant tools and content. Click here for success tips available to students available.

Remote Access to Engineering Computers

KU Engineering IT has created a way for students to remotely access physical computers in the departmental, teaching, and common computer labs in the School of Engineering using the VPN client and Remote Desktop. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.

Building Access

There is no physical access to any of the departmental, teaching, or common computing labs in the School of Engineering until further notice.  Engineering IT is working to provide remote access to computer labs and software for students in each department. Instructors will let students know the expectations for each course. Any student facing challenges with technology or accessing course materials should reach out to their instructor. The School of Engineering staff and faculty will do everything they can to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.


Enrollment advising for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 will be done virtually. Departmental advisors will work with students to approve course selections and remove advising holds. 

Virtual Office Hours for the School of Engineering

Starting March 24, Director of Undergraduate Academic Services Dawn Shew will host virtual office hours on Zoom each weekday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Students can "drop in" to ask questions, get information, or just say hello. https://kansas.zoom.us/j/267104302?status=success

Graduate Students

Graduate students that have questions about degree completion or advising should communicate with their faculty advisor or their departmental graduate coordinator. Existing rules requiring in-person attendance at milestone exams are temporarily suspended. Graduate students and their committee members may participate using mediated means (videoconferencing) through May 14, 2020. Click here to see a message from Jen Roberts, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, with more information for graduate students.

Engineering Career Center  

The Engineering Career Center (ECC) has set up a webpage to share career-related resources to help students adapt their job or internship search during this time. For all additional ECC questions or assistance email ecc@ku.edu or call 785-864-3891 and watch the ECC social media accounts (@KUEngrCareers on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) for more ways to utilize Career Center tools.

Office of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

Check out a virtual tour of the University of Kansas

For more information, email studyengineering@ku.edu or call  785-864-3622


In-person School of Engineering events, including student club and organization events, are canceled at least through May 15, following university guidelines. The School of Engineering will share information about the status of future major events, including the Engineering Recognition Ceremony, as soon as details are available.

Please note: The University of Kansas hopes to conduct Commencement activities as planned. However, if ceremonies present a risk to public health, the university will consider alternative ways to celebrate spring 2020 graduates. Please keep in mind that the situation is fluid. Along with the university, the School of Engineering will do its best to share the latest developments and how they will affect Commencement and other recognition events at KU. Updates will be posted on the Commencement website and on coronavirus.ku.edu.

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