Progress on Power Restoration
Work continues on repairing the following main campus buildings following the storm:
- Art & Theatre Annex & Kiln Building – The transmission lines and poles that service this location were badly damaged and are scheduled for repair by Alliant. An exact date for power restoration is still unknown but every measure is being taken to have the facility restored sometime this week.
- The Iowa Equestrian Center – A section of the north riding arena roofing and overhead door was removed during the storm. This resulted in significant damage to the acoustical ceiling and suspected moisture to the main power switch gear. The temporary roof repair is complete and crews have started clean-up and electrical gear inspection.
- The Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning – Clean-up crews are continuing to work and prepare the facility for staff and students to return on Aug. 31.
- Main campus library – The library reopened August 24th.
Additional Safety Protocols
Kirkwood is excited and ready to welcome students back to campus this fall. In order to provide a safe and productive learning environment for everyone attending in-person classes, there will be additional requirements for everyone to follow. For more information on new campus safety protocols, as well as what in-person classes will look and feel like, go to www.kirkwood.edu/backtocampus.
No Food or Drink Allowed in Classrooms
As part of the new COVID-19 safety requirements, food and drink will not be allowed in any Kirkwood classroom.
Prepackaged Food and Drinks Available
Prepackaged food and drink items will be available for purchase at the Linn Hall Café and the bookstore on main campus as well as the café on the Iowa City Campus.
Recommended Minimum Computer Standards
Students entering Kirkwood are recommended to have their own personal laptop computer. It is recommended that the laptop have an i3 processor if new or an i5 or above if purchased in the last three years. The laptop should have a webcam and be running Windows 10. A minimum of 8 GB of RAM is recommended, although higher RAM is a relatively inexpensive way to significantly increase the speed of the computer. The laptop should have at least two web browsers installed. A Chromebook is not recommended as it does not work with all applications a student may use. Students pursuing Nursing, Interior Design, Construction Management, or Architectural Technology should look to those programs for more specific computer requirements. Students considering transfer to another institution after Kirkwood should look to those institutions to determine if they have computer recommendations or requirements.
Registration and Student Services Available by Phone or In Person
Department offices are open for students needing assistance. Questions about enrollment, academic advising, and financial aid may be directed to Enrollment Services at two locations. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (202 Kirkwood Hall and 114 Benton Hall). Students may also call 319-398-5411 for general information.
Semester Start Delay Reminder
The start of the fall semester has been delayed. Fall classes will now begin Aug. 31.
For the latest Kirkwood storm recovery news, go to www.kirkwood.edu/stormrecovery.