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Kirby Student Center & COVID-19

Kirby & COVID-19

Kirby is the "heart of campus."

Together, we can keep that heart beating. 

Funny physical distancing sign

We in Kirby Student Center are committed to doing our part to keep our campus free of covid-19, but we need your help.

All over Kirby you'll find signage and stickers for guidance. These signs will list NEW room and seating capacities, some minor instructions...and maybe a few jokes. 

Please, follow the signs, read the instructions, and even laugh at the jokes. Doing that will play a HUGE part in keeping the ENTIRE UMD campus healthy. Except MAYBE the jokes part.

Kirby Student Center & COVID-19: Safety Specifics

Need more detailed information on what Kirby is doing to keep our campus safe and in good health?
See below and click on the links!

Facility Operations:

  • Hours of Operation (subject to change):
    • Kirby Student Center
      • Beginning Tuesday, January 12: Weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturdays Noon - 5:00 p.m., Sundays 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Multicultural Center
      • Beginning Tuesday, January 12: Weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturdays Noon - 5:00 p.m., Sundays 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Questions? Comments? Send us a message on your UMD Gmail Chat! Send it to ("kirby UMD Duluth Department") and we'll get back to you IMMEDIATELY (during business hours).
  • Cleaning/Sanitizing
  • Face covering protocol:
    • Please review the University of Minnesota face covering protocol
    • Face coverings are mandatory, unless there is a pre-existing medical condition/trouble breathing/cannot remove their own mask or child is under the age of 2. Documentation of medical condition does not need to be verified. Exceptions are noted here.
    • Students can request a face covering accommodation through Disability Services.
  • Additional Changes:
    • Board/lawn games are not available for checkout
    • Notary services are provided by TCF Bank
    • UCards are required to check out meeting room keys, pool cues, foosball, etc.
    • Lost and found is still available at the Kirby Welcome Desk

Meetings, Events & Conferences:

Reduced Meeting Room and Public Space Capacities
• Additional safe study and lounge spaces in Kirby
• Event Host Responsibilities
• External Customers/Room Reservations: contact Lesa Radtke at or 218.726-7166.

Student Activities:

Kirby Student Center supports several student activities each year, including those sponsored by student organizations. While the majority of events typically are held in person, Kirby Student Center will support and provide alternatives to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Click here to see pandemic-related changes for student activities.