Feeling nervous about sending a loved one off to college? You're not alone. The family and friends of our more than 1000 residents have shared these exact feelings at one time or another. At Keiser University, we understand that sending your student off to college – especially for the first time – can fill parents with both joy and dread. That’s why we’ve created a section specifically for parents, aimed at addressing your concerns and keeping you informed about what's happening in the KU residential community.

Keiser University news and recent updates on COVID-19 https://www.keiseruniversity.edu/covid/.

Fall 2020 Welcome Back/Welcome To KU

  • July 10, 2020 - Welcome Back Returners (LIVE re-introduction to all departments)
    *Two sessions (11:00AM and 3:00PM)

  • July 10, 2020 - Blackboard Reorientation launch for returners
    (Student/Career Ser) To review on their own

  • July 24, 2020 - Welcome to KU New Students (LIVE introduction to all departments)
    *Two sessions (11:00AM and 3:00PM)

  • July 24, 2020 - Blackboard Orientation launch new students
    (review on their own, quiz to document)

  • July 25, 2020 - Parents Session (LIVE info session for parents)
    *Saturday Morning 10:00AM

  • July 27, 2020 - Welcome to KU China Intern. students (LIVE introduction to all departments)
    *Session at 8:30AM

  • July 27 – Aug 21 - New Students & Grad (commuters) “Taking Care of Business” (virtual Appointments, monitored by Admissions)

  • August 14, 2020 - Welcome to KU Grad Students (LIVE Introduction to all departments)
    *5:00 PM

  • Aug 28- Sept 7 - Residential Student Move In (8am -5pm, reservation made through StarRez, up to 60 a day)

*Commuter students can receive IDs and Parking passes after school resumes, while on campus
*Residential students can receive IDs and Parking passes when “Moving In”
*Math placement testing will occur during the first in person class meeting in week 2

Virtual “Open House” Style Sessions with View Interaction

Please see dates and times below

All Outlines for VOH are due Thursday, 7/2

  • Week of August 3rd: Please keep sessions under 30 minutes!
    Dean of Students/Student Services/Student Engagement
    Housing/Sodexo
    International

  • Week of August 10th: Please keep sessions under 30 minutes!
    Academics (Date TBD/ 9:00AM) Deadline for schedule: 6/26
    Advising (DATE TBD/ 9:00AM) Deadline for schedule: 6/26
    Academic Program Directors (DATES/TIMES TBD) Deadline for schedule: 6/26
    Admissions (DATE TBD/ 11:00 AM)

  • Week of August 24th: Please keep sessions under 30 minutes!
    Deans Final Reminders/Updates/Things you need to know

Virtual Pre-Recorded Sessions on Blackboard

*Questions/Video Outline due Tuesday, 6/23
*Final video content due Tuesday 6/30

  • Admissions – Recorded Blackboard Session (5 mins MAX)
    *Speed tour on location and counselors, info on student ambassadors, Keiser trivia (quiz at end)

  • Student Services/Student Engagement – Recorded Blackboard Session (5 mins MAX)
    *Quick video highlighting student organizations and activities (quiz at end)

  • Registrar/International Students – Recorded Blackboard Session (5 mins MAX)
    *Quick video highlighting location and 5 fun facts for students to know (quiz at end)

  • Athletics – Recorded Blackboard Session (5 mins MAX)

  • Sodexo – Recorded Blackboard Session (5 mins MAX)
    *Quick video highlighting the café, offices and what students can look forward to

  • Business Office – Recorded Blackboard Session (5 mins MAX)
    *Quick video on location, 5 fun facts for students to know (quiz at end)

  • Financial Aid – Recorded Blackboard Session (5 mins MAX)
    *Quick video on location, 5 fun facts for students to know (quiz at end)

  • Library/Student Learning Center – Recorded Blackboard Session (5 mins MAX)
    *Quick video on location, 5 fun facts for students to know (quiz at end)

  • Security – Recorded Blackboard Session (5 mins MAX)
    *Quick video on location, 5 fun facts for students to know (quiz at end)
  • Safety & Security
  • Community Effort:
    Safety and security is a shared responsibility between the university and the student. While we have taken many measures to ensure the safety of the students living in the residence halls, we also expect students to take steps and actions in protecting the safety of themselves and their community. 
  • Emergency Communications:
    KU Alerts are the emergency alerts uses to communicate about campus closures, extreme weather and other emergencies in real-time. Texts are received on mobile devices and notices are available on the Web, via email and on the campus info telephone line. Residents are automatically signed up when they become students.
  • Fire Safety:
    In addition to prohibiting items from the residence halls that are considered a fire hazard, each hall conducts a fire drill each semester. All residence halls are also equipped with smoke detectors as well as fire suppression systems.
  • Police and Community Safety:
    West Palm Beach Police Department (PBC) creates a strong presence on the campus as well as surrounding areas. They are on campus Thursday through Sunday night. The Keiser’s safety team (G4S) responds directly to any emergencies in residence halls and other campus buildings.
  • Staff Preparedness:
    Hall staff, including Community Ambassadors (CAs) receive emergency training at the beginning of the school year on emergency procedures, mandatory reporting and crisis response. Each hall has a full time live-in Resident Manager, a Master’s level professional with student development experience.
  • University Links
  • Meal Plans
    https://keiseruniversity.sodexomyway.com/my-meal-plan/index
  • Renter's Insurance
    KU students and families are eligible for discounted rates on personal property insurance through our partnership with NSSI Renter’s Insurance. We encourage all students and families to buy this optional coverage to protect their personal belongings while living in our residence halls. KU is not responsible for items lost, damaged or stolen while students are residing on campus. We encourage students not to bring items to campus of great material value. Students and families can purchase their renter’s insurance policy online here: https://www.nssi.com/portal/keiseruniversity