Several major events that were scheduled for the spring semester have been postponed or canceled.
Information for the rescheduled dates for each of these events will be made available as dates are finalized. Read the full message below.
KCAI EVENT UPDATES
Nerman Family President Tony Jones CBE outlined the college’s plans for partial reimbursements for the studio fees, housing, dining and parking.
Refunds and credits will be made directly to student accounts by Friday, April 3.
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We continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and want to keep our campus community informed of our plans. Following the new CDC regulations and Kansas City, Missouri guidelines, KCAI is moving to online classes for the remainder of the semester. We have made this difficult decision in the interest of preserving the health and safety of our students and community.
Students who are home for spring break are encouraged to remain and not return to campus. KCAI studios, classrooms and all public-access buildings will remain closed. Department chairs will be contacting students with further instructions about how to retrieve personal property from campus studios.
While the Barbara Marshall Residence Hall (BMRH) remains open to residents, all students living in the BMRH must complete this housing update form no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, March 23rd to notify us of your plans and may be subject to quarantine based on recent travel. As noted in the form, students who have indicated they would like to pick up their belongings will be contacted by Security to arrange a specific date and time in order to stagger trips and adhere to local restrictions. Questions should be directed to the KCAI COVID-19 Response Team at email@example.com. Due to the swiftly changing nature of this pandemic, we cannot guarantee that the residence hall will remain open if circumstances change.
Wylie Dining will be available to residents only and will be operating on a limited basis. We will be contacting students who have purchased commuter meal plans with details.
At this time, we do not plan to cancel the BFA Exhibition, End of Semester Exhibition and Sale, ArtPop or Commencement. We are evaluating the situation and will make announcements about each event soon. We have cancelled all visiting artist presentations through the remainder of the semester.
This is an extraordinary and challenging time, and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Please use this unprecedented time to seek moments of joy and be kind to one another.
Remember to practice preventive steps used during flu season, including frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and refraining from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
To learn more about coronavirus (COVID-19) we have compiled this list of resources:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Understandably, there are a lot of questions. We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions here. If you have a question that is not answered in this document, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KCAI's 2018 Combined Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report
This report is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, as amended. It provides students and employees of Kansas City Art Institute with information on the Institute’s security arrangements, policies and procedures; programs that provide education on such things as drug and alcohol abuse, awareness of various kinds of sex offenses, and the prevention of crime generally; and procedures the Institute will take to notify the campus community in the event of an emergency. Its purpose is to provide students and employees with information that will help them make informed decisions relating to their own safety and the safety of others.
KCAI will also provide a paper copy of this report upon request.
The Kansas City Art Institute has implemented a campus-wide Emergency Alert System which will provide emails and mobile alerts to all members of the college community who have signed up. The system is reserved for emergency situations and weather related school closings. Please sign in here to manage your account: https://www.getrave.com/login/kcai
For assistance with account setup: https://mykcai.kcai.edu/ICS/Campus_Technology/How_To's/