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REMINDER: Summer Hours

Summer hours begin on Monday, May 17, and run through Friday, Aug. 6. During summer hours, Kirkwood’s operating hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.

UPDATE 4/30/21: Back on Campus and Back in Class
Full Schedule of Fall In-Person Classes Now Offered


With the spring semester nearing its end and the summer term fast approaching, many have been asking about what the campus is going to look and feel like for the summer and fall.

Summer Term 2021
A large number of classes offered at Kirkwood this summer are back on campus, live, and in-person. At the same time, many online options will still be available for students wanting the convenience and flexibility to take a class from virtually anywhere. Kirkwood’s current COVID protocols will remain in place and the college will continue to evaluate all safety measures based on guidance from the CDC and the state.

Fall Term 2021
Kirkwood is preparing to return to a campus environment that more closely resembles a pre-pandemic experience beginning in the fall. While there will still be a healthy selection of online and hybrid class format options, a full schedule of live and in-person classes will also be offered. Class sizes will be returning to their usual levels as well. This will give students an opportunity to return to the face-to-face learning experience that so many missed out on since the start of the health crisis.

In addition to the changes in the classroom, common areas on campus will also see a planned easing of COVID-related restrictions. As a result, there will be more opportunities for gathering and connecting through activities and events that will once again be held on campus.

These changes will be a major step forward to bringing the institution’s robust and active campuses back to life. The Kirkwood faculty and staff are excited to see all of you in the fall.

To register for summer and fall classes, log into MyHub. If you have any questions about registration, contact your advisor or program coordinator.

The college will continue to monitor the guidance from federal and state health officials and will update the Kirkwood community of any adjustments to protocols when appropriate. Please continue to visit this page for the latest COVID-related updates impacting students, faculty, and staff.

UPDATE 4/7/21

Kirkwood has updated the protocols for face-to-face meetings involving employees. The meeting requirements can be found on the faculty and staff Back to Campus pages.

UPDATE 2/8/21

Kirkwood's virus protocols will remain unchanged following Governor Reynolds' recent easing of some COVID-19 restrictions. Masks are still required on all Kirkwood campuses and social distancing guidelines will continue to be in place. More information regarding the COVID-19 protocols at Kirkwood can be found here.

Mask and Shield Update: 

Kirkwood does not allow gaiters or face shields* (when worn without a mask) as appropriate face coverings. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear non-vented face masks in all college facilities, including classrooms, unless alone in a private office or room. Masks should also be worn outside when social distancing is not possible. Appropriate face coverings include cloth masks or disposable masks that cover both the mouth and nose. Students, faculty, and staff may wear face shields for additional protection so long as they are worn with a face mask.

*Faculty may only wear face shields in the classroom where the faculty member determines that instruction requires an unobstructed view of the face. Instructors wearing a face shield will be required to maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from students at all times, and must remain at the front of the classroom while wearing the shield. Students may wear face shields where the student has received an accommodation through Accommodation Services. All parties should be aware that an individual wearing a face shield who would come into contact with a COVID-positive person without a mask is considered an exposure.    

Spring 2021 Semester Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Kirkwood joined other colleges in delaying the start of the Spring 2021 semester and cancelling spring break. Spring semester will now happen January 25 through May 10.

The entire Kirkwood community is excited that students are back on campus for spring 2021 classes. There is a full schedule of courses this spring, including in-person, online, WebLive, and hybrid formats. Kirkwood has worked hard to make sure that the college can provide a safe and productive learning environment for everyone.

  • Masks are required on campus. 
  • Classrooms and common areas have been modified for social distancing
  • If needed, masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are provided at building entrances

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC's COVID-19 website.