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covid-19-information from KU Engineering

Due to Covid-19 concerns, all KU class will be online for the summer session 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. 

Building Access

As of June 8, all persons arriving at the engineering complex must enter through the west entrance of Learned Hall. A KU staff member from the university’s operations team is expected to be at the entrance from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday to provide health verification services. (Entry is still permitted at times the monitor is not present.) Persons entering the building will need to respond to a short list of health questions. This can be done at the door on paper or in advance using the CVKEY mobile app. To access the app, users should log in with the email address used to sign into Google Play or the Apple App Store. Full details of the protocols and procedures can be found here.

Engineering Recognition and KU Commencement

KU Engineering faculty and staff know how hard the class of 2020 worked to earn your degree and we are proud of your achievements. We are all disappointed that we could not celebrate your accomplishments together at our traditional recognition ceremony. We plan honor the class of 2020 – including student and faculty award winners – during a formal ceremony at a later date. We will communicate those details leading up to those events once we have clearer picture of when they will take place. 

On May 16, 2020, the School of Engineering published a video tribute to commemorate the class of 2020. On Sunday, May 17, the University of Kansas held an online event commemorating the graduating Class of 2020. 


Instructors will let students know specific details about each course. 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

Students can log into virtuallab.ku.edu and select the lab they want to access. This will essentially work the same way as the VPN and remote desktop process. As part of this process, students will be prompted to download the Citrix receiver. Instructions on installing the Citrix receiver and remotely accessing the computer labs can be found at https://engr.ku.edu/sites/engr.ku.edu/files/docs/VirtuaLabSetup.pdf.


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

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.

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

The Undergraduate Admissions team is eager to meet with students in a virtual setting or work with families to find the best way to connect. Please reach out to us at studyengineering@ku.edu or 785-864-3622.

You can also take a virtual tour of the University of Kansas.

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