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06/01/2020 11AM

** This message applies to all Keiser University Florida campuses including the Flagship campus.
This message does not apply to the Latin American Campus of Keiser University in Nicaragua. **

Keiser University has extended its online delivery via on-ground Blackboard/online classes.

Staff and faculty may be brought back sooner based on the needs of the University while still adhering to the Governor’s orders.

New students beginning their degree program on June 8, 2020* and all returning students should be in regular contact with their campus’s admissions, financial aid, academics, and registrars offices to seamlessly acclimate into the online or the on-campus environment once notified. *Date is subject to change based on government mandates.

Many campus resources remain operational in person or remotely including the library, bookstore, computer labs, writing studio, nursing simulation labs and accessibility to administration in order to support online services. However, please contact your specific campus prior to arriving to be sure members of our Keiser University team are available to meet your needs and practice social distancing as we endure this situation together.

Please view the links on the COVID-19 menu to receive additional information and resources regarding COVID-19 as the well-being of our current and new students, faculty, staff and campus visitors remains our top priority. We remain committed to your educational success and look forward to having everyone on campus in the near future.

Previous Updates

04/06/20 10AM

Dear Valued Students,

Today marks the beginning of the first new term (non-residential) for Keiser University students since the University went fully online. I cannot express my appreciation to all of our students, faculty and staff for making this transition so seamless. The university has been forced to make almost daily decisions to change policies in order to comply with evolving federal and state directives and to protect our campus communities. Nevertheless, you, our incredible students have continued to work online in a variety of conditions to complete your rigorous coursework to obtain your education. I am hoping this pandemic will soon be history. However, in the meantime, please continue your efforts to personally be in regular contact with your instructors and educational support staff. They can help you to overcome the hurdles you and your families may face.  We are closely monitoring the pandemic and look forward to having all of you back in the classroom soon. Our entire staff realizes and appreciates the commitment you are making and I trust when the smoke clears you will feel a great sense of accomplishment. I hope you believe, as we do as an institution, that Keiser University was better prepared and structured than many colleges and universities in the country to meet this pandemic head on. Now is the time to work harder and smarter, albeit from home, to ensure that you can complete and achieve your educational goals and graduate with your degree.

Remember as Winston Churchill said during the darkest days of World War II, “Never, never give up!”

Sincerely,
Arthur Keiser, Ph.D.
Chancellor


03/26/20 6PM

Coming on Monday, March 30, 2020

At Keiser University, as we previously transitioned to an online format for our campus-based students, we continue to provide the student support services needed outside of the classroom environment.  All students have access to a Math Help Center, Online Writing Lab (OWL), and Student Services Department, where assistance is provided. In the Math Help Center, for example, students can receive tutoring in subjects such as Algebra and Statistics.  Math tutors will work problems with students and conduct live lectures to assist with math classes and learning. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides help for students with writing assignments and the APA format.  Students can submit papers, receive feedback quickly and assistance in turning assignments timely to their online classroom.  The Student Services Department provides the same services available to students on campus, such as resume writing, interview skills, referral services for where to go for help when life happens, and many other activities including new student orientation sessions and study strategies, etc.  We know students who are used to face-to-face classrooms and now in a virtual world will need support, constant communication, and lifelines beyond the classroom.  We encourage you to remain in touch as often as you need, we are here to assist!


03/24/20 2PM

** This message applies to all Keiser University Florida campuses including the Flagship campus. This message does not apply to the Latin American Campus of Keiser University in Nicaragua. **

As of today, Keiser University is extending its fully online delivery via on-ground Blackboard/online classes through April 14, 2020.

Continuing students will need to register for classes if your new term is MOD D.

New students beginning their degree program on April 6, 2020 should be in regular contact with their campus’s admissions, financial aid, academics, and registrars offices to seamlessly acclimate into the online environment during this time.

The vast majority of campus resources are staffed and operational including the library, bookstore, computer labs, writing studio, nursing simulation labs and accessibility to administration. Please contact your campus prior to arriving to be sure members of our Keiser University team are available in person or remotely to meet your needs as we endure this situation together.

Please view the links on the COVID-19 menu to receive additional information and resources regarding COVID-19 as the well-being of our current and new students, faculty, staff and campus visitors remains our top priority.

03/19/20 | 4PM

On Monday, March 16, 2020, Keiser University transitioned all students to the online delivery system which has been ranked as one of the nation’s top postsecondary, digital education platforms (NICHE).  At this time, our campus resources remain staffed and operational including the library, bookstore, computer labs, writing studio and accessibility to administration.  Our staff is available in person or remotely to meet the needs of students, today and into the future, as we endure this situation together. 

While we continue to navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, it is important to note that all decisions made in regard to the continued operation of Keiser University during the advent of the pandemic are made with three core considerations:

  • The health and well-being of our students, employees, visitors, alumni and the employers and communities we serve;
  • To ensure our students graduate as timely as possible in this time of global crisis; and
  • To continue our post-secondary education campus operations and community service.

Following CDC guidelines, we are practicing social distancing, limiting gatherings of no more than 10, applying even greater sanitation efforts and utilizing technology to support the continuity of each student’s education, and each employee’s position in support of our students.  We launched an internal Task Force weeks ago to address this unprecedented national crisis.  We are following the directives provided at the federal and state levels including the CDC, Florida Department of Health, and the Executive Office of the Governor.

COVID-19 provides all Americans and global citizens unprecedented challenges. It is one in which no contingency planning could ever possibly chart all potential outcomes or solutions to these outcomes. As more cases of COVID-19 emerge (partly because of the virus spreading and partly because of more prevalent testing), we recognize these feelings and tensions are felt by all and expressed by all.

Please call, text, email or message your campus administration as they are working day and night, in person and virtual, to support you as seamlessly as possible on your path to graduation. 


03/15/20 3PM

MESSAGE FOR KEISER UNIVERSITY STUDENTS EXCEPT THE *FLAGSHIP RESIDENTIAL CAMPUS: 

Regularly scheduled classes for Keiser University on-campus students will take place as normal on Monday, 3/16/2020. If you are ill or experiencing extenuating circumstances, please contact your faculty member or campus administrator. Students will receive important instructions from faculty to transition to the Blackboard online delivery system beginning Tuesday, 3/17/2020, for approximately two weeks, when further assessment will be determined. In addition to the safety and well-being of our students and faculty, the continuity of each student’s education is our top priority. Please continue to visit the Keiser University website, regularly check your student email and remain in contact with your faculty and campus administration for the latest updates.

*FLAGSHIP RESIDENTIAL CAMPUS STUDENTS PLEASE FOLLOW THE INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR CAMPUS FROM YOUR CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION.

Notices

Mrs. Percy and Mr. Williams believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. And Mrs. Crawford from student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. She was dedicated to my overall success.

Jessica Kircher

Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.

Belinda Haney

The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.

Justin Pugh

Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.

Ryan Bushey

If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.

Anthony Sassano

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N.

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I had been going to another school before, I dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate