This page is designed to connect new MBKU students to key resources for transitioning to the University. Learn about your Peer Advisor, University New Student Orientation, Financial Aid and numerous other resources. For specific information related to your Program Orientation, visit the COP, SCCO, and SPAS pages.


If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to University Student Affairs or your Admissions Representative.


Peer Advisors - Meet your Peer Advisors!

  • Check out our Peer Advice blog posts on the MBKU News page

New Student Check-List - Check this to do list weekly until the start of classes.

Student Government & Organizations/Clubs - MBKU Student Government, MBKU Student Organizations, Involvement Opportunities

Events & Activities - List of typical programs offered during the academic year

Registration & Records - Learn more about FERPA, registration, transcript, verification, name changes, and other services

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs regarding MBKU, MBKU Online Book Store, Helpful Documents


Once you have full access to the portal, you’ll also be able to find information on:

Financial Aid - Learn how to apply for financial aid, complete your FAFSA, review cost of attendance budgets and more

Housing Information - MBKU-Owned Housing Wait list, Local Housing Options, General Parking & Shuttle Information

Parking - Learn more about parking on campus and how to obtain a parking permit (parking permits can be purchased starting August 1)

Student Accounts - Learn more about student billing for tuition, fees, the campus store, housing and more

Technology - Learn more technology available on campus, how to contact IT for help, IT policies and more




All buildings on campus are open. Campus will close at 1:00 a.m. Masks are required both indoors and outdoors, unless you are actively eating.

Studying is only allowed in the library, study rooms, or Classroom 1 in the Academic Building (A101).


The Student Lounges (and Rec Center) in the Low Student Union and the Health Professions Building are available as a place to store, heat and eat your food and snacks while on campus. This includes the use of the refrigerators and microwaves. Eating is not allowed anywhere on campus except for the lounges or outside.


All events must be approved through the established process. Providing food for an event must occur outside and it must be a grab-n-go meal - there cannot be any self-service options.

Marshall B Ketchum University COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance

Last updated 8/11/2021

As a health professions institution, MBKU requires vaccination against COVID-19 to promote public health and support education and patient care on our campuses. Pursuant to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) order dated August 5, 2021, effective immediately, all MBKU employees and students must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

The only exemptions to this policy will be for 1) medical or 2) religious grounds. Requests for medical exemptions must be accompanied by a statement from a licensed health care provider. Requests for exemption on religious grounds must be accompanied by a statement that describes the religious or comparable belief that is the basis for the request.

Students who request an exemption from this policy must also sign Request for Waiver of Covid Policy, Agreement, Waiver, and Release form from University Student Affairs. This waiver acknowledges the possibility that timely graduation may be affected by the ability to locate rotation sites that do not require COVID-19 vaccination.

Contact Student Affairs at studentaffairs@ketchum.edu with questions or to request the waiver.

University Student Affairs

Your University Student Affairs Team

StudentAffairs@ketchum.edu |  (714) 449-7444 (University Student Affairs is currently working remotely, so please use email to contact us)



Other Contact Information

Campus Safety (includes Lost & Found, Parking):  (714) 992-7892  |  CampusSafety@ketchum.edu

Campus Store:  (714) 449-7434 | mbkustore@ketchum.edu

Financial Aid:  (714) 449-7448 | FinancialAid@ketchum.edu

MBKU Library:  (714) 449-7440 | Library@ketchum.edu


As part of University Student Affairs, Student Disability Services strives to provide accommodations, awareness, and advocacy with the goal of ensuring equal access for all qualified applicants and students with disabilities.  We individually review each student’s request and consider the functional impact of the disability and program standards in order to establish appropriate and meaningful accommodations. This process can take some time, so we encourage students to register with Disability Services prior to the program start date. For further information regarding services and resources for students with disabilities and/or to request accommodations, please contact the MBKU Student Disability Services Coordinator at StudentAffairs@ketchum.edu.

For COVID-19 related needs, please reference Guidance on Addressing Student COVID-19 Concerns about Returning to Campus.


Accommodating Students and Applicants with Disabilities

Request for Accommodations and Services

Disability Verification

Disability- Grievance & Appeal

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 9, 2021 - time TBD - Virtual department breakout sessions

  • This will be your chance to meet with various departments on campus to learn about what they offer and ask any questions you might have.
  • Departments available will be:
    • Information Technology
    • Campus Safety
    • Financial Aid
    • Student Accounts
  • There will also be breakout rooms for:
    • Health services information
    • General campus information

Friday, August 13, 2021 - time TBD - In person University New Student Orientation on campus