Union Services Affected by COVID-19

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In support of Kansas State University’s plan to limit risk and protect the campus and local community from the potential spread of COVID-19, the K-State Student Union will remain open to serve our campus in the following manner:

  • General building operating hours will be:
    • 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Limited services will be available, including retail and food service operations.
  • Events with more than 100 attendees will be cancelled or postponed. Union reservations staff members are coordinating with event planners on a case-by-case basis.

Sanitation plan:

  • The custodial team has increased the frequency of cleaning assignments, particularly in the restrooms, public spaces, food areas and drinking fountains.
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations are being placed in public areas.
  • Office staff are responsible for additional cleaning/sanitizing of workstations.
  • Contact our custodial team if additional cleaning supplies are needed.

Please see the FAQs below for additional information.

With Kansas State University planning to maintain its limited operations status through the end of the semester, the university has cancelled in-person commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 9, May 15 and May 16 on the Manhattan and Polytechnic campuses. The traditional commencement ceremony for spring 2020 graduates will be combined with the December 2020 ceremonies scheduled for Dec. 11 and 12 on the Polytechnic and Manhattan campuses.

The K-State Campus Store will be issuing refunds on recently purchased graduation regalia. Due to the special circumstances that have arisen due to COVID-19, the store will be accepting open packages. 

To return regalia purchased at the Grad Expo on March 2-3 or in the campus store, customers will need to:

  1. Package regalia for return shipping.
  2. Include full contact information in package: Name, phone number, email, return address
  3. Ship to: 
    ATTN: Graduation Returns
    K-State Campus Store
    020 K-State Student Union
    Manhattan, KS 66506

To return regalia purchased online from CBGrad/Balfour, reach out directly regarding their returns policy at either cbgrad.com or 800-433-0296.

Please, let us know if you have any questions. While the store is closed, the best way to contact campus store staff is via email at abeins@follett.com.

The K-State Campus Store is offering access to eBooks at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. Visit kstatecampusstore.com to gain access with your .edu email address. Students can access up to seven eBooks for the designated period free of charge.

K-State Libraries can scan chapters from its textbook collection and request chapters from other libraries as well. The ability to fill requests is heavily dependent on the operations of other libraries, many of which are also reducing their operations. To maximize your chance of success, please request only those portions of books that you need. 

To place a request for a chapter of a textbook, use the Interlibrary Loan request form. The library will work to get you a scanned copy either from our collection or another library.

OER materials should still be available with no change from before. If students have questions about access to these materials, they should contact their instructors.

The K-State Campus Store is offering free shipping return labels. Students should sign into their rental account, print the label and return ship for free.

While the due date for rented books has not changed, the “non-return charge date” has been extended 15 days past your current return due date to allow time for your mailed book to reach the store. To avoid late charges, please have your book in transit by the due date.

If you have any questions, contact abeins@follett.com.

While the store is closed, students can sell back books online through the “Sell Your Textbooks” page.

Students can order materials for intersession and summer courses online at kstatecampusstore.com. The online store is offering FREE GROUND SHIPPING on all orders, no minimum order amount or code required.

The Union will continue to be closed until further notice in support of the university's newest limited operations plan. All meetings, events and services are suspended.

We ask that you not come to any of our campuses at this time as we are doing all we can to stop the spread of COVID-19. Students and visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing as it has been shown to slow disease outbreaks. 

Prior reopening the facility, the Union’s custodial team will be following the Center for Disease Controls sanitation plan to deep clean and disinfect the building. 

Kansas State University plans to maintain its limited operations status through the end of the semester. All events have been cancelled. 

The Union is closed until further notice. All meetings and events have been cancelled and all services are suspended. 

The Union is closed until further notice. All meetings and events have been cancelled and all services are suspended. 

The Union is closed until further notice. All meetings and events have been cancelled and all services are suspended. 

The Union is closed until further notice. All meetings and events have been cancelled and all services are suspended. Please refer to your bank's individual website for additional ATM locations.

Passport processing has been suspend until further notice. You can check for open acceptance centers at travel.state.gov.

Union Program Council has cancelled all events through the end of the semester. Visit the UPC website for more details.

The situation with the coronavirus has been fluid, with significant developments in just the past 24 hours. Union updates will be communicated as quickly as possible through the Union’s Facebook, Twitter and website.

Be assured that Union leadership is working closely with the university to continue to monitor and make necessary adjustments.