UNK is committed to advancing its mission in a new environment dominated by a global pandemic. The core values of our mission declare that Learning Matters, the Learning Environment Matters, People Matter, and Responsible Stewardship Matters. We keep these values in front of us as we adapt to a rapidly changing social and economic context during a pandemic. 

UNK is open, although our physical operations may look quite different, following directives to protect public health. We continue to deliver on our academic mission by transitioning to remote learning to enable students to complete their coursework. UNK has strong technical resources and expertise, a staff with deep experience in learning management systems, and a faculty that have successfully delivered undergraduate and graduate courses. They are all working remotely to support our students’ learning. Here are some highlights of what may be different during spring 2020:

  • Summer course delivery will be on-line, and registration for current students is underway now through MyBLUE.
  • Students have been encouraged to move home, but students who remain in our residence halls are welcome and will be supported through the end of the semester.
  • The library building has been closed to support physical-distancing requirements, but the library faculty and staff are working and available to students and faculty through remote means.
  • Student Health and Counseling is available to patients by calling ahead to 308-865-8218 to arrange a visit. The nurses and staff are working to both respond to more typical student needs, and to help students and employees with concerns about COVID-19.
  • Interested in enrolling at UNK? Our campus visits are on hold, but you can take a virtual tour and visit directly with our undergraduate and graduate recruiting team members.
  • Employees – including faculty – are encouraged to work remotely, so many offices may not be staffed on a regular basis. Contact should be made through email or phone. Visit the directory link under “About UNK” above to find contacts.
  • Spring commencement, planned for May 8, 2020, has been postponed to a combined commencement exercises and celebration on July 31. Students who meet requirements for graduation will receive their diplomas and a commencement program in the mail in June. Their diploma and graduation will be dated May 8, 2020, but they may participate in the July 31 or future commencement exercises by informing the Office of the Registrar by June 15.
  • Below are updates, information, and links to important resources, policies and guides to help you navigate changes to UNK during spring 2020.

Student Health and Counseling

Coronavirus News and Event Updates

UNK News and Messages

UNK calendar: Aug. 24 start, adjustments and flexibility for remainder of semester

UNK calendar: Aug. 24 start, adjustments and flexibility for remainder of semester

UNK plans to begin its fall academic calendar Aug. 24 as originally planned. Following Thanksgiving break, there will be flexibility in scheduling the remaining three weeks of the semester. Read More...

UNK Event Status

30 Jul
Spring & Summer Combined Commencement Rehearsal Health and Sports Center | 3:00pm
31 Jul
Spring & Summer Combined Commencement Ceremony Health and Sports Center | 10:00am