Welcome to MBKU

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 - New students are all assigned a Peer Advisor to support them by providing advice and guidance about life and learning at MBKU. In early summer, keep an eye out for your Peer Advisor to reach out to you! 

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

New Student Check-List - Be sure to stay proactive and review at your checklist every week until the start of classes. 

Student Government & Organizations/Clubs - Learn more about MBKU Student Government, student organizations and clubs, and various involvement opportunities for students.

Events & Activities - Here you can find a list of typical events and programs offered during the academic year. University Student Affairs will also regularly send update emails so be sure to read those! 

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

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

*Please note that some links below may be unavailable until you are granted additional access as you reach closer to orientation*

Financial Aid - Learn how to apply for financial aid, complete your FAFSA, review cost of attendance budgets, learn about work study jobs and more. 

Housing Information - Find information on local housing options, the MBKU-Owned Housing Wait list, and general parking & shuttle information.

Parking - Learn more about parking on campus and how to obtain a parking permit. Parking permits will be available for purchase on the portal starting August 1st.

Student Accounts - View information on tuition and fees, refunds, payment options, monthly statements and 1098-T tax information. 

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


University Student Affairs

Your University Student Affairs Team

StudentAffairs@ketchum.edu |  (714) 449-7444

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.

Accommodating Students and Applicants with Disabilities


New Student Orientation Activities: Monday, August 7 - Thursday, August 10, 2023 *IN PERSON*

University New Student Orientation - Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8, time TBD

  • New Student Orientation Agenda from University Student Affairs coming soon!

Program-specific Orientations - Wednesday, August 9 and/or Thursday, August 10

  • Check with your specific program for more information!


There will also be virtual orientation activities the week prior!

Virtual department breakout sessions - Thursday, August 3 10:00 AM on Zoom

  • Log on and meet with MBKU service departments to learn how they will support your time at MBKU. This is a great opportunity to get answers to any questions you might have before the first day of class.
  • Students can meet with:
    • Campus Safety
    • Financial Aid
    • Student Accounts
  • There will also be breakout rooms for:
    • General campus information