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



COVID-19 precautions - MBKU is open for students assigned to clinical and educational activities. MBKU will adhere to these closures with a plan to open everything as soon as it is safe to do so. When in shared spaces (hallways, stairwells, elevators, restrooms, lockers, etc.), please be sure to maintain proper physical distancing. Also, please observe and follow all posted room capacity notices.



The following areas, the Low Student Union, the library, A Building Study Hall, pre-clinic labs, will be open 8:00AM to 11:00PM, 7 days a week. Security will ask you to leave campus if you are still in these areas at this time. 

While in the lecture halls social distancing, mask wear and quiet will be required. Look for the stickers on the desk-tops to guide your seating placement. Sanitation supplies will be made available in the front of the rooms.  Anyone who cannot follow these easy guidelines will be asked to leave so as not to disrupt others.


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.


The Campus Store is open from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. Please note the Campus Store has a maximum capacity of 3 people (not including the staff). Kindly wait outside the Campus Store if capacity has been reached. Maintain a 6-foot physical separation between you and others when within and waiting outside the Store. Floor markers have been installed as reminders.


The library will be open the following hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8am-11pm
  • Saturday: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday: 5pm-11pm

The library will have a maximum capacity of 64 students at a time with socially distanced seating. The current occupancy in the library can be seen on the TV screen in the hallway outside the library, or at this link (which can be found on the library website). The large open classrooms downstairs from the library are still available for quiet study as well. 

NEW library protocols

  • No food or drink will be allowed.
  • The library will be available only for quiet individual study, so any conversations should be taken outside.
  • If students have questions for the librarians or would like to check out books or reserve materials, they should e-mail library@ketchum.edu or use the live chat function on the library website.
  • Please sit in the assigned seating areas and do not move chairs or furniture. They have been spaced out and placed for your safe social distancing.

If you have any questions, please contact library@ketchum.edu


  • Overflow Parking Lot G (Joeun Church)
  • Shuttle service


Increased vaccination levels and ease of restrictions means that we can bring back approved student organization events. All events must be approved through the established process. For the summer term, the maximum group size is limited to 20 people. Please work with University Student Affairs to discuss your event idea before initiating the request. Access to the University’s paid Zoom account is still available for Student Organizations events that exceed 20 people or for any group who wishes to use virtual meeting options.

Marshall B Ketchum University COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance

Last updated 6/1/2021

Entering students are required to provide the University with immunization records by July 31, which is collected by your Program. The University follows the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended vaccines for Health Care Workers, including the COVID vaccine. However, your program may have additional requirements. See Program Handbook for details.

If you are unable to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, please reach out to University Student Affairs (studentaffairs@ketchum.edu) to discuss your options for a documented 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