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After putting in the work and earning admission, you’ll attend freshman Orientation. There, you’ll connect with other new Jayhawks and campus resources, get a closer look at your first year, and enroll in classes with your advisor.

Register for Orientation

Registration is required for all attendees. Choose your Orientation session:

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Prepare for Orientation

Your KU degree path begins with enrollment. To prepare for your advising appointment at Orientation, you’ll need to confirm your major, submit the right documents, and complete online coursework.

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Attend Orientation

See your Orientation schedule, review what’s needed, and plan for your session.

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Post-Orientation checklist

After Orientation, you’ll have a checklist of action items to prepare for your first year.

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Preview your first year

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Hawk Week

KU hosts a week of campuswide welcome events for new Jayhawks admitted for the fall semester.
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Break down the elements of a KU education, explore majors and learn about the resources to help you earn your degree.
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Campus life

In the day to day, you’ll find a campus to explore and a community to call your own.
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Health and support

As a Jayhawk, you’ll excel and be well, thanks to KU’s many health and personal support services.