K-State cancels in-person commencement ceremonies; will maintain remote classes until end of semester


Kansas State University has announced that it will have limited operations for the remainder of the semester.

This limited status means:

  • Students will take classes remotely until the end of the semester
  • In-person commencement ceremonies have been canceled for the Manhattan and Polytechnic campuses
  • Residence halls and dining centers will close starting on March 20th with a 10-day moving period
  • The amount of on-campus employees has been reduced, although student workers will continue to be paid at normal rates
  • Any university-associated travel is suspended
  • People are discouraged from going to any K-State campuses

This status is based on policies put into place by Gov. Laura Kelly under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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These policies include cancelling or postponing gatherings of 50 or more people for at least the next eight weeks.

Those living in the K-State residence halls will be sent an email by noon this Wednesday with move-out instructions. This will also include information for those who don’t have a permanent residence or can’t return to their permanent residence.

K-State is allowing Jardine-Apartment residents to remain where they live.

In response to its limited-operations status, K-State President Richard Myers says the university will continue to advise, teach, recruit and enroll students as well as conduct “mission-critical research and engagement.”

For up-to-date information from K-State, visit k-state.edu/COVID-19.


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