Info for Students

Kansas City Kansas Community College has been vigilantly monitoring the daily and hourly updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. We have been following guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as guidance from local, regional and state public health officials to inform all of our decisions.

Please read the 'General Information' section on the Coronoavirus (COVID-19) Webpage for any changes and updates.
We have adjusted our Steps to Enrollment to include information about virtual advising and when you need to pay for your courses.

KCKCC COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) is working relentlessly to meet the unique needs of our students. KCKCC has established a process for students seeking temporary, short-term, financial assistance. The COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is made possible through the generous donations of KCKCC faculty, staff, alumni and donors.

All Fall 2020 Funds have been allocated. 

Student Housing

Student housing will be open for the fall 2020 semester and will remain open until November22, 2020. Student Housing will be closed during and after Thanksgiving Break (November 23-29, 2020) and will re-open in the spring 2021 semester. Students are encouraged to take all theirpersonal belongings when student housing closes on November 22, 2020. Student Housing isexpecting new furniture which will be delivered and installed during break.

Kansas City Kansas Community College is incorporating extra health and safety measures forstudent housing. The updates have been developed to enhance student safety and mitigate thepotential spread of COVID-19.

Move-In

Procedures for moving into the student housing were sent to students in mid-July by the KCKCCStudent Housing staff. There will be multiple staggered and scheduled move-in days. Studentsmust limit guests on move-in day to a max of 2 guests. No guest under the age of 16 will bepermitted to enter student housing. Only 1 resident in a multi person room will be allowed to movein at a time. All students and their guests are expected to practice social distancing. Studentsand guests will go through a temperature/screening check station prior to entering the buildings.Mask/face covering is required of all students and guests. Students will need to bring their owndollies or carts for move in.

Rooms

Upon availability and for an additional cost, students may request to have a single room.

Small Room Single Request: Additional $300
Large Room Single Request: Additional $1,200

COVID-19 Testing for Students Living in Housing

KCKCC is taking precautions to avoid community spread of the COVID-19.

  • Students moving into Student Housing are required to provide a COVID-19 test, 5-7 days prior to their scheduled move in date. Test results must be provided to the Campus Nurse.
  • Students moving into Student Housing who were required to self-isolate upon arrival for 14 days due to the Kansas travel restrictions, do not need to provide a COVID-19 test after completion of the self-solation period.

Cleaning & Disinfecting

Sanitation supplies will be available to students upon move in. Students are encouraged to bringitems to assist with a regular cleaning schedule. Mask/face covering, social distancing, andhealth measures signage will be posted throughout the common areas. Signage will be posted in each room providing information on how to disinfect rooms/bathrooms. Common areas will becleaned twice a day by the RA’s and Housing Staff.

Guests in Student Housing

To limit the possible outside exposure of COVID-19, no outside guests are allowed in Studenthousing with the exception of parents/guardians.

  • Students must schedule parent/guardians visit 48 hours in advance with Student Housingstaff.
  • Mask/face covering is required upon entry to common areas and apartments.
  • Guest curfew starts at 9:00 pm.
  • No overnight guests permitted.

Student Services/Support

All student support services will continue in-person or remotely for the entire semester.
Scheduling an appointment and taking advantage of remote/online student services is highly
recommended. However, we will accept walk-ins while maintaining social distancing protocols
and wearing a face covering. Please refer to KCKCC COVID-19 webpage for contact information to
make appointments. https://www.kckcc.edu/communications/covid19/covid19-contact.html .

Athletic Events

KCKCC will follow the Emergency Public Health Order issued on August 13, 2020 to mitigate thespread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Wyandotte County, Kansas, pursuant to theauthority provided in K.S.A. 65-119, K.S.A. 65-129b, K.S.A. 65-202 and other applicable laws orregulation.

KCKCC athletics “will not to sponsor competitions in the following sports and activities during the2020 fall sports season: football, volleyball, soccer, and band. Practice and conditioning activitiesin such sports may proceed in the event 6-feet social distancing can always be continuouslymaintained between individuals. Practice and conditioning in the winter sports of boys & girlsbasketball and wrestling are also limited to activities where 6-feet social distancing can always becontinuously maintained between individuals. Frequent sanitizing and cleaning of surfaces andshared equipment is required.” KCKCC Athletics will continue to monitor recommendations fromNJCAA and the local Health Department.

Athletes Safety

In efforts to provide the safest environment possible for our student athletes and to mitigate thepotential spread of COVID-19, we are incorporating extra health and safety measures.d Student Athletes that in the last 14 days traveled to/from locations that are identified by theKansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will need to self-isolate for 14 days intheir room upon arrival and prior to starting practice.

  • All athletes must provide a negative COVID-19 test no more than five days before startingpractice or training.
  • Athletes who are unable to provide negative COVID-19 test will not be allowed to practice untila valid COVID-19 test is provided.
  • KCKCC Athletics partnered with a vendor in efforts to provide COVID-19 testing for the athletes and for students living in Student Housing.

Mail

  • Students may pick up their mail at the Student Housing Office between 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm M-F.
  • All mail picked up by the KCKCC Student Housing staff from the Royal Ridge Management Office will go through a disinfecting process prior to being delivered to the students.
  • No packages will be accepted at the Royal Ridge Management Office
  • Students expecting packages will need to make arrangement to pick up the package at the shipping location. (UPS, FedEx, etc.)
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