NKU students start new academic year with Victor Fest, move in – and classes start Monday

Northern Kentucky University will welcome students for a new academic year with events scheduled over the next three weeks, as well as classes beginning for the fall semester on Monday, August 22.

“We are delighted to welcome back students, faculty, staff and the community for another year of learning, engagement and discovery,” said NKU President Ashish Vaidya. “We are grateful to the students and their families who continue to pursue their ambitions and success at NKU with the support of a dedicated faculty and staff.”

VictorFest returned with a slew of activities, going on over the weekend, with Boo Hoo Woo Hoo (writing notes to loved ones), library tours, and Glow Party. VictorFest events will run until September 9 and will include traditions such as Fresh Fusion, Rec Fest, an outdoor movie, and Paint Wars. For more information on VictorFest, Click here.

Although NKU does not require masks to be worn on campus, the university strongly recommends that they be worn to help combat the current outbreak of COVID-19. Students should bring a mask to campus as faculty, staff, programs, and organizations may require them.

If students do not have a mask, N95 masks will be available at the Welcome Centre, University Center and Student Union Information Offices, as well as Steely Library, Norse Commons and the Leisure Center at campus.

Rapid COVID and PCR tests are available at Student Health, Counseling and Welfare Services, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 859-572-5650.

Here is the first week student checklist:

• Prepare your mask: Face coverings are strongly recommended indoors for all people, vaccinated and unvaccinated, and may be required by faculty or staff. NKU is providing reusable and disposable masks at various locations for all students, faculty and staff.

• Books: Books can be rented or purchased from the NKU Bookstore. Find your books and their prices here.

• Parking permits/meal plans: Students have the opportunity to buy a parking permit and meal plan that fits their schedule.

• To be involved: NKU offers over 250 student organizations. Learn more about each of them at My engagement.

• NKU FUEL: Fresh, non-perishable food and toiletries are available free of charge to all students. Open market purchases and appointments are available.

• Health, advice and well-being of students: NKU remains a source of community and support for our students. Mental and physical health services are available. Contact HCSW at (859) 572-5650.

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