Protect KU / Together for the Greater Good

Protect KU

Jayhawks are taking a proactive, science-based approach to reopening campus and curbing the spread of COVID-19. Together, we resolve to protect ourselves, our community, and the greater good.

The latest details

KU’s response to COVID-19 will evolve as the circumstances require. Check this site regularly for updates to our reopening plan and frequently asked questions.


Important 2020-21 academic dates

  • Aug. 24

    First day of classes

  • Nov. 30 - Dec. 6

    Remote study week

  • Dec. 7 - 11

    Remote finals week

  • Dec. 12 – Feb. 1

    Extended winter recess

Our pledge to protect KU

As a member of the KU community, I have a responsibility to myself and others, especially those who may be at greater risk. To protect KU I will

Protect KU pledge

Wear a mask icon

Wear a mask

Wash and sanitize often

Wash and sanitize often

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Practice physical distancing

Health screening icon

Conduct daily personal health screenings


Information for Jayhawks

How the fall semester looks for you will depend on your role in the KU community.

Our plan in action

See what campus activity and student health practices will look like at KU this fall.

COVID-19 has no nationality, no ethnicity, no race, no gender.  If you believe you have been the target of racism or some other form of discrimination and harassment, please report the incident to Institutional Opportunity & Access at or 785-864-6414.  For additional support, you can also contact the Office of Diversity & Equity at or 785-864-4904.