Starting September 8, the library is expanding book pickup hours to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. All current students, faculty and staff may request circulating items through Library OneSearch. Sign in with your K credentials to request an item. Library staff will retrieve the books for you. You will receive an email when your materials are ready. Most requests are filled within one business day.
Your materials will be on a cart for pickup in the receiving area of the library on Academy Street. Patrons will need to ring the buzzer at the door and wait to be let in. Please be patient. You might need to ring twice if library staff are performing other tasks.
Patrons may locate their items by last name, take their books from the cart and exit the same way they entered the building. Please ensure the door closes completely after visiting. Please wear a face mask when picking up items to keep Information Services staff safe. Patrons are welcome to use the available hand sanitizer near the pickup cart.
Please place all items you return in the Academy Street drop box. For staff safety, please don’t leave returns on the cart with pick up items. Returned items are quarantined for at least 72 hours in the drop box.
If you are not in or near Kalamazoo, please email email@example.com and a reference librarian will help you identify libraries and services in your area. If you have a concern about your requests or need assistance placing a hold, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MeLCat and Interlibrary Loan
MeLCat is available for students, faculty and staff. You will receive an email when your materials are ready for pickup through the method above. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is currently available for article borrowing only. You will receive ILL articles in PDF format through our Interlibrary Loan system.
Please call 269.337.7200 to schedule a visit with the Student Health Center as walk-in appointments will not be available this fall. Fall hours begin Tuesday, September 8, and will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Students will be seen primarily through virtual (phone or MyChart video) appointments. Visits will be available for students to receive prescription medications such birth control, mental-health appointments, sexually-transmitted infection testing, ill appointments and more. Very limited in-person services will be provided and referrals to other providers may be given.
Visit the Student Health Center website for up-to-date information and resources. Hours and services might change to adjust to students’ needs.
Health Insurance Questions
We understand Fall 2020 is complex and it is important that all students have access to healthcare where they will be living.
Health Insurance Questions
Health insurance charges have been removed from fall 2020 bills. Students who specifically enrolled in health insurance are still enrolled and have not been refunded. If you wish to change your insurance coverage, contact Healthsv@kzoo.edu.
The Student Health Center will provide nasal swab PCR diagnostic tests for COVID-19 to students who are ill or are concerned they have been exposed. These highly accurate tests look for the virus’s genetic material. Please call 269.337.7200 to schedule. Your health insurance will be billed for the test. Test results will take 2-3 days.
If you are concerned about COVID-19, you can access COVID screening questions in your MyChart.
- MyChart Website: Under QUICK LINKS-COVID-19 Daily Symptom Checker
- MyChart App: Symptom Checker
You can contact the Student Health Center by MyChart or phone for an appointment.
After the Student Health Center is closed, you can:
- For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.
- If you need to speak to a resident doctor on call at the Family Practice Clinic at WMed 24 hours a day, you can call 269.337.6500. Be sure to identify yourself as a Kalamazoo College student.
- Visit the State of Michigan website for a list of local COVID-testing locations.
- Visit the Student Health Center website for a list of medical transportation options.
If you need to quarantine or isolate, visit the Student Health Center isolation and quarantine plan for more information.
Campus dining in the fall has been carefully planned to provide a variety of high-quality food options and locations while also enabling appropriate physical distancing. Dining will include options at Welles, the Richardson Room and the Book Club (in the library). We will also add a venue to pick up freshly prepared items in Dewing Hall. This will provide four locations for dining, and will enable as much distancing as possible.
- Welles Dining Hall will be able to accommodate sit-down dining at a reduced capacity that is physically distant. A variety of options will be available there, including traditional “home line” food, a daily vegan entree, salads, and desserts, to name a few. The food will be freshly prepared and packaged to go.
- As in the past, the Richardson Room will include freshly prepared and packaged salads and other items, as well as a limited offering of sandwiches to go.
- We are happy to share that we will be able to offer a limited commuter plan to off-campus students, and will provide more details in the coming weeks.
- Dining will be quite different in the fall given our collective responsibility to maintain physical distance and avoid waiting in lines and queuing. We will all be responsible for abiding by campus expectations related to physical distance, wearing masks, and hand hygiene at every dining venue. Dining, with appropriate distance, will work best when we use all four venues and when we move quickly through them.
The Kalamazoo College faculty have voted to make modifications to the Credit/No Credit policy for fall term 2020. The changes to the currently published catalog policy are highlighted in bold below. The unbolded information remains unchanged from the published policy.
Credit/No Credit Policy
All students may elect to take at most TWO letter-graded courses on campus as CR/NC (Credit/No Credit) in FALL 2020, with only one of the two counting against the maximum of four courses over their college career (not including Spring 2020).
- Students may elect this option for at most one course in any one department. The CR/NC grade option is not available for Shared Passage Seminars or for the final course taken to satisfy the language requirement (i.e. 103 or 201).
- Letter-graded courses taken as CR/NC may not count towards any major, minor, or concentration (including required cognates), nor may they satisfy prerequisites for those course sequences that require a “C- or better,” without special permission from the department.
- Students who take a course for a CR/NC grade may retake the course for a letter grade
- Students may choose to apply the CR/NC option at any time during the course, up to 5 p.m. Friday of 10th week. The professor will assign a letter grade as per normal procedure, but the Registrar’s Office will convert passing grades to CR and will convert an F to NC. (Professors will not be formally notified if students have taken this option.)
These changes reflect the desire to provide additional flexibility for students and reflect consideration of student feedback about the CR/NC policy last spring.