COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Campus Update


Latest Information from Kalamazoo College

Updated May 26, 2020

The College continues to follow the State of Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive, which has been extended through June 12. 

  • Students have begun retrieving belongings from the residence halls per a set schedule and procedure that allows for appropriate social distancing. This procedure is permitted due to exceptions in Michigan’s stay-home order which allow traveling between residences and moving to a new residence.  
  • At this time, we are not lifting general restrictions on other non-essential visitors to campus.  
  • The campus response team is continuing to work on procedures for a gradual return-to-work for employees. A phased approach based on public health data will allow us to establish necessary policies and procedures to help mitigate COVID-19 risk as we bring people back to campus. While additional stay-home restrictions may be lifted by the State of Michigan in the coming days and weeks, guidance on when you should return to work will be provided by your supervisor.  
  • The campus response team is also continuing to work on planning for various scenarios for fall term. K administration intends to have a decision and communicate what fall term will look like for both the academic program and for the overall student experience by August 1.  

Additionally, we are updating our Frequently Asked Questions as new information becomes available. Please continue to send your questions to, and they will be answered as soon as possible. 

Frequently Asked Questions for Students (Updated 5.20.20)

CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions (4.29.20)

Frequently Asked Questions for Staff (Updated 4.27.20)

Learning Strategies: K from Anywhere (Uploaded 4.1.20, Printable PDF)

Learning Strategies: K from Anywhere (Website)

Previous videos by President Gonzalez for the Kalamazoo College community can be found at YouTube.

For Your Health

For Local Residents:
Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services (HCS) is strongly encouraging people to follow CDC guidance and wear face coverings in public settings. HCS is also making an urgent appeal for residents to donate much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies to combat COVID-19. The donated products will add to the County inventory designated for preparedness efforts, and will be sent to facilities throughout the County according to need. The HCS April 6 news release lists items that will be accepted for donation.

For medical questions regarding COVID-19, call Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services at 269.373.5267, Sunday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDHHS has also activated a hotline for community questions. Their hours are Sunday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 888.535.6136.

Kalamazoo County public health recommendation to use face covers in public

Messages to the Kalamazoo College Community

2020 Commencement Postponed

Dear Campus Community, The following message was sent this morning to members of the Class of 2020 and their families. ——————————————————- Dear Class of 2020, With a heavy heart, I am writing to you today to announce that Kalamazoo College’s Commencement will not take place as scheduled on June 14, 2020. This has been a…

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Kalamazoo College Responds to “Stay Home, Stay Safe”

Dear Campus Community, In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state of Michigan, the governor’s office has issued an executive order requiring Michigan residents to remain at home to the maximum extent feasible. Kalamazoo College will follow the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order to our utmost ability, allowing on campus only…

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Kalamazoo College Moves to Distance Learning for Entire Spring Term, Employees to Work from Home

Dear Campus Community, It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that all Kalamazoo College courses during the spring will be conducted through distance learning for the duration of the term. This difficult decision was made based on rapidly evolving recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and our local and state governments.…

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