Frequently Asked Questions for Students (Updated 6.26.20)

I have yet to retrieve belongings I left in the residence halls. May I still retrieve them?  The retrieval process will resume the weeks of July 6 and 13, and you can sign up through the pre-existing scheduling forms. This will be the last opportunity to retrieve items, with Friday, July 17, being a hard deadline. While the original deadline for ShipMyDorm has passed, this is still an available option. Visit for […]

General Update on Fall Planning

Dear K Students and Families: I write to provide a comprehensive update on our planning for the fall, with a focus on three important areas—student health and safety, course offerings and campus housing. Our priorities for fall planning are to protect student health and safety, and to provide a robust student experience, even in the […]

Planning for Employee and Student Re-Entry to Campus

Dear Campus Community, The purpose of this message is to update you on the ongoing work of the Fall Planning Group that is planning for the return to campus for faculty and staff currently working remotely, as well as for the return of students. In addition to the members of the President’s Staff, this group […]

How to Retrieve Belongings in Campus Housing

Dear Students: As promised, bellow are links to the scheduling forms by residence/area for setting up a time to retrieve your belongings from an on-campus living space. In general, most students will use the form for the residence hall that they resided in. All of the houses will use the LLHU form, which includes Trowbridge […]

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 […]

Frequently Asked Questions for Staff (Updated 4.27.20)

Staff Working on Campus If I am on campus, do I need to wear a face covering? Effective April 26, the order states that any individual able to medically tolerate a face covering must wear a covering over his or her nose and mouth—such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief—when in any enclosed […]

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 […]

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. […]

K Begins Spring Term with Distance Learning

This message has been sent to Kalamazoo College students, faculty and staff: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kalamazoo College’s decision-making process has been science-based and informed by our local health department, state government and the Centers for Disease Control. Based on the evidence of how this virus spreads and the patterns identified in other communities, it […]

COVID-19 Update 3.12.20

As many of you are aware, in the past 24 hours, the state of Michigan and the United States Government have issued new public health and travel guidelines that inevitably have an effect on the Kalamazoo College community. There is a great deal of information in this message. Please take the time to carefully read […]