2021 KU Orientation


After putting in the work and earning admission, you’ll attend an in-person or online Orientation session. 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

Ready to register? Select an online or in-person session and learn the requirements and deadlines.

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Prepare for Orientation

Your KU degree path begins with enrollment. To prepare for your advising appointment, you’ll need to 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

Your first week at KU is a campuswide celebration. See what’s in store for your official Jayhawk welcome.
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Break down the elements of a KU education, major exploration, and 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.
Pharmacy student preparing injection site.

Health and support

As a Jayhawk, you’ll excel and be well, thanks to KU’s many health and personal support services.
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Orientation and COVID-19

In an effort to provide a healthy, equitable experience for all future Jayhawks, KU will offer students and guests their choice of either in-person or online sessions.

Visit the Protect KU site for more information about the university’s response to COVID-19:

Learn more