Welcome to MBKU!

Whether you're part of the Optometry, PA, Pharmacy or Master's program, you're also part of the Ketchum University family.  Check out this Student Life tab for information to help you find a place to live, connect with Peer Advisors, browse campus resources for students and get a better idea of what student life looks like at MBKU.

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


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

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs regarding MBKU and all three specific programs (SCCO, SPAS, COP), MBKU Online Book Store, Helpful Documents


Visit the Financial Aid tab for anything and everything related to financial aid and your MBKU student account!


Current U.S./World News - Hate being embarrassed when you don't have an opinion or can't contribute to conversation regarding a hot news topic? Are you interested in keeping up with current headlines but don't have the time to do your own research or watch 24/7 news broadcasts? Try theSkimm! It's an electronic "newspaper" sent each morning (Mon-Fri) to an email address you designate on this form. It contains all important news headlines for the US and abroad complete with brief descriptions so you can be a good citizen of the world without being bogged down. Best thing about it? It's FREE!

MBKU Office of Student Affairs

Marshall B. Ketchum University

University Student Affairs Office (Building D, Second Floor)

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

Student Affairs Staff

Important Contact Information

Campus Store:  (714) 449-7434

Financial Aid:  ODFinancialAid@ketchum.edu  |  PAFinancialAid@ketchum.edu  |  PharmDFinancialAid@ketchum.edu

MBKU Library:  (714) 449-7440

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

Events and Reminders



For New Students - About Peer Advisors

 Peer Advisor Welcome Newsletter

Peer Advisor Blog Posts

New students should read the 2019-2020 blog posts below for great information about MBKU from current students and your Peer Advisors. Additionally, you can check out some of the 18-19 posts below.  Take a look around and feel free to post your questions or comments on their articles. 

If you'd like to receive notifications when a new post is made, click the "Peer Advisor Blog" headline and then select the "Subscribe" link at the bottom of the page.  You may then choose how you'd like to be alerted.

Meet your Campus Safety Team

Picking Yourself Back Up After a Fall 

Finding your niche: make studying a lifestyle

Networking: How to Overcome the Fear of Talking to Strangers

Make it Stick...final 2 chapters

Things to do & Places to See!

Eyes on the Price: Managing Your Finances in Optometry School

The Art of Learning – The Tip(ping) Point of Effective Studying

Everything Coffee

Moodle Requirements

Student Disability Services

Student Achievement Center

General Information