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Graduate Education & COVID-19
The information on this page is tailored to graduatuate students, graduate faculty, and graduate staff administrators. If you have questions related to how COVID-19 is affecting services at the University of Kansas, please visit CORONAVIRUS.KU.EDU. If you have questions about how to access and navigate online learning resources, please visit REMOTE.KU.EDU.
A Message from the Vice Provost
The COVID-19 crisis has required us all to change how we live and work. It has altered academic plans, interrupted research, and required the rapid implementation of polices and systems that would normally undergo months of vetting. In the interest of protecting our communities, we are staying physically isolated. Yet what the pandemic underscores is that no matter how far apart we are, or how alone we might feel, we are all in this together. The Office of Graduate Studies is grateful for your contributions and the innovative spirit with which you are tackling these unprecedented challenges. We are also heartened by your care and encouragement of one another as you move into remote learning and teaching. Know that our Office is here to support you—if there are resources and/or information you’re currently missing that we can help provide, please let us know. Together, we will get through this crisis and hopefully emerge all the stronger and more connected on the other side.
With great gratitude,
Jennifer A. Roberts
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies
Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week
Our graduate and professional students are scholars, teachers, and researchers. They are innovators, leaders, community members, and role models. They are the core of KU. Please join the Office of Graduate Studies in thanking KU's graduate and professional students and celebrating their accomplishments and contributions. Students are invivted to enter a drawing for prizes and join our Virtual Pet Cafes in celebration of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. No pets required, of course, but if yours would like to share a bit of the limelight, we’d love to meet them! Learn more about the prize drawing and pet cafes here.
Prospective Students and Campus Visits
Prospective students who reach out to our office will be encouraged to contact their program of interest for information about virtual options.
Please continue to visit coronavirus.ku.edu for additional details about campus plans.
Council of Graduate Schools' April 15th Resolution
The application portal for the Graduate Scholarly Presentation Travel Fund will remain open, but no new funding will be approved for travel that takes place between 12 March 2020 and 10 May 2020. Applications from students experiencing hardships due to these travel restrictions will be considered (e.g., non-refundable costs already incurred).