Here is a collection of information about things on the Kirkwood Community College Campuses that you should know about!
Find some books to help you find your footing as a student or graduate here:
Learn more about it here:
http://www.kirkwood.edu/catalog/2014-2015/adds-drops-and-withdrawal-of-registration.htm To add a course, if the class has not met yet students can call One Stop. For any class that has met, students will need to fill out the form. For Distance Learning classes, their policies differ so contact them directly. Students may drop classes through eaglenet until the last day set on the academic calendar each semester.
Add-Drop Tuition Swap
Kirkwood no longer gives a full refund to students who both drop a class and add a class in the second week of classes. This is sometimes called the second week “wash” or “tuition swap” – please remember the refund is now 50% for all drops in the second week for 16-week classes. Find Full Refund Policy: http://www.kirkwood.edu/catalog/current/refund-of-tuition_0.htm
Alcohol and Drugs
Alcohol is never allowed on campus without special written permission.
There is only one ATM available on the Cedar Rapids campus. It’s located near the cafeteria by Student Life and the US Bank campus branch. On the Iowa City campus there is one available next to the One Stop Office.
To find your list of textbooks
1. Log into Eaglenet
2. Click on “My Class Schedule” under Academic Profile
3. Select term from Drop Down menu and click on Submit
4. Click on “Click here to access Booklist”
5. A second tab will pop up and ask you to log in with your k-number and password
6. This will generate a list for all your classes. They are very brief entries but will give you an abbreviated title, ISBN, and which class it’s for.
Book Return – Library
You can return books at any of the other center too, but on the Cedar Rapids campus you can return books in the drop at the circulation desk, the slot right outside the library doors, and the outside bookdrop. You can find the outside bookdrop right here:
Bus Passes for Free
The EagleCard Office and Rec Center can attach free bus stickers to the EagleCards that will allow students to ride Cedar Rapids bus routes 7 and 11 for free. You MUST have the sticker attached to your EagleCard each year before you can ride free. The year runs from August to August. The stickers do not cost anything, you must simply be an enrolled Kirkwood student. Students must get an EagleCard from one of the locations listed above for use at the bookstore to verify attendance and k number.
Find the calendars with important dates, which days school will be closed, and final exam schedule here:
For some car troubles you can ask security for help, for others they can loan you equipment and give advice. Learn more here:
Contact security by calling (319)398-5561 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or calling (319)389-1774 after hours and on weekends.
Find out about color printing on all campuses in this blog post:
Computer Lab in Cedar Rapids— 131 Nielsen Hall
The Allsop Computer lab in 131 Nielsen Hall is the main lab on the Cedar Rapids campus. It houses 106 PCs and 2 iMacs, two copier/printers plus two scanners. All programs needed for classes are offered on these computers, but not every computer has every program, ask at the help desk if you need a specific program so they can direct you to the right computers. No classes or labs are scheduled in the quiet study areas. The walk-in lab is used for student public usage for research and homework. Students may reserve a computer at least one day ahead by calling 398-5606 or coming to the front counter. Students are required to swipe their Eagle card upon entering/exiting the computer labs. No food or drinks are allowed in the computer labs. Computer lab hours are subject to change during inclement weather. Same policies and guidelines apply as in the computer classrooms.
Computer Lab in Iowa City
The Iowa City computer lab is located next to the library in Room 107.
Cost Per Class
The cost per class is actually figured out by credit hour. Find more information:
Permanent EagleCard is your official Kirkwood identification. Get it after you register for credit classes. Your Eaglecard is also your LIBRARY CARD. Carry it with you at all times while you are on campus and you’ll avoid a lot of headaches with different departments and you’ll get all of your student benefits. (Library Note: We have some items, such as the laptops, that we only check out if you have your physical card in hand.)
Present a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc) at one of these locations:
- EagleCard office (Nielsen Hall – Room 131 which is within the Allsop Computer Lab) Phone 319-398-5411, ext. 5680
- Kirkwood Rec Center (main campus)
- Iowa City Campus Bookstore
- Any county center office
The EagleCard Office is open the same hours as the Allsop Computer Lab. EagleCards can also be printed at the Rec Center on the Main Campus and at the Iowa City Bookstore.
EagleCash is money that you put on your Eaglecard that you can use in various places around campus rather than carry cash.
EagleNet is Kirkwood’s student information services portal. Access a variety of info including class schedules, degree audits, and more.
General Student FAQs
Find some questions the college office gets a lot here:
Taken from The Policy for Responsible Use of Information Technology, Kirkwood Community College
- Accessing Internet is a privilege granted for the primary purpose of conducting research, completing class assignments, and gaining familiarity with evolving electronic communications.
- Users shall not send offensive, threatening, abusive, obscene, or other such messages to anyone who may be using the system.
- Users shall not use Kirkwood’s computing resources to copy, generate, or transmit obscene files publicly accessible.
- Each user will be financially responsible for any unauthorized commitments made through Internet.
- Users must follow the guidelines as outlined in the AA/EEO policy on Hostile Environments including the viewing and/or printing of any material considered to be offensive or obscene.
- Users shall not engage in invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, violation of copyright laws or any other activity prohibited by these guidelines or by law.
- Access to the Internet may be denied or revoked at any time.
Kirkwood supports new mothers with designated lactation rooms. The one in Cedar Rapids is in Cedar Hall, room 226. Sign-up sheets are available in the room. Campus Health is to be used as a backup location only. If you have questions, please contact Human Resources.
The lactation room in Iowa City is in the hallway by the One Stop Office.
Late Registration Policy
The last day to register on EagleNet for a class is the day before it starts. Once a class starts, you’ll need faculty and possibly dean signatures to add it. If you have any doubts or questions about your schedule, don’t wait to talk to your advisor – make an appointment today!
Old Class Descriptions
If you need an old class description to show someone whether they would be willing to accept a class or not for some purpose, find it here:
Access this self-service web page to establish or https://kirkwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/kirkwood-passwords/ for your K-number login.
There will be a prayer room available for the fall semester, it will be on Fridays in Benton Hall 302, from noon-2:00. You may visit the International Programs office 1154 Linn Hall on the Cedar Rapids Main campus if you have any questions. This service is available to all students.
Registered students will be given a $36 print/copy ration of play money per semester. This is merely a form to ration and is NOT real money either from the college or from any fee students pay. It could as easily be known as points or coupons, etc. As students print or copy, 5 cents will be deducted for each black and white page, and 10 cents will be deducted for each color page. Access this page to check your current balance.
The Kirkwood student email system is the primary tool for official communication from the college. All current Kirkwood students are expected to have a k# (college id) and a student email account. Important information from your department, as well as notifications from advising, enrollment and financial aid, will NOT be sent via postal mail or to a personal e-mail address, but will be sent to your student e-mail. The format of your Kirkwood student email address is: email@example.com (Example: firstname.lastname@example.org) If your first and last name are being used already, a number will be added to your email address to make it unique. Upon graduation or transfer to another institution, student email accounts are deactivated (the following August 31st). Any saved documents and/or emails will not be accessible after that date. Upon registration for at least one credit class, students will be provided a student email account. (Library Note: We’ve discovered that sometimes students have issues with attachments from the various free e-mail sites – Yahoo, G-Mail, Hotmail, etc. – if an attachment absolutely, positively has to get there we recommend using your Kirkwood e-mail to send it.) Find the IT FAQs for Student e-mail: https://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=33981
Student Help Desk (for computer questions)
The Student Help Desk is ready to help you with your login questions. Conveniently located in the Allsop Computer Lab – 131 Nielsen Hall. Call them at 319-398-7624 or 1-800-634-6581. Among the IT services are: Campus Wireless, EagleCash, EagleNet, eLearning/Talon, Passwords, Print Quota, and Student e-mail. Find their FAQ sheet linked here:
Student Print Quota
Registered students will be given a free $36 print/copy ration of play money per semester. NOTE: This is NOT real money. It is a ration system to help control the amount of printing. This is NOT from any real money fee or any money payment made by the college. NO charge for $36 was added to your tuition bill. NO unused portion will be returned to you. You can NOT spend it anywhere on campus for anything other than copies or prints. It will roll over, so if you don’t spend any of your print ration fall semester, spring semester you will start with $72 and so on. Any accumulated print ration will be wiped out at the start of fall semester when everyone is reset to $36 in play money as a ration again.
As students print or copy, five cents will be deducted for each black and white page, and 10 cents will be deducted for each color page. At the end of each semester any unused play money will roll over until you get to the end of summer semester. At the beginning of fall semester all accounts will be wiped clean and you’ll start the fall with $36 in play money toward printing again. The amount is expressed as dollars and cents because if you run out of ration, you can add real money to your account. Unlike print ration dollars any real money you add to your account will NOT be wiped out in the fall. The amount left in this account is referred to across the system by the correct accounting term of BALANCE. Do NOT panic! This is the balance you HAVE in the account (like a checking account), NOT an amount owed (like a credit card).
When the students print documents, they will see a pop-up that will inform them of the cost of that print job and their remaining balance. At that point they will confirm that they want to print it. If the student sends a job to the printer that is more than 24 pages, they will see an additional dialogue box asking them to confirm that they want to print that much.
When the students use their k# to login to the copier, they will see their name and their current balance on the display pad.
To find out your current balance, add real money to your account (which will never vanish, like the play money ration does), or to dispute a print charge, go to:
Talon is a suite of online tools that facilitate online classes. Instructors in face-to-face courses often deliver materials and extend your learning with Talon. Most online courses operate fully within Talon or at least use it as a frame or portal to get you to the materials you need and to turn in assignments. (Library Note: Often the first thing we suggest for people having Talon problems is trying a different browser, like Firefox or Chrome. Try that first.)
You can check with the student helpdesk, but you may be directed to the help line through Talon which is available 24/7 at 1-877-478-7074. If you have questions about coursework, contact your instructor.
Vending Machine Issues
If a vending machine takes your money or if you have another vending machine issue, in Cedar Rapids report to Student Life on the 2nd floor of Iowa Hall across from the bank by the cafeteria. In Iowa City report it at the One Stop office. Find out more about the vending machines by the library here and the rest of them on campus by checking with student life.
Be sure to check out all the resources on campus including the Veterans Lounge.
Veterans in Iowa City are eligible for all benefits but they do not have a lounge.
Free WiFi is available inside of every Kirkwood building.