Parent and Guest Orientation Schedule

Aerial view of campus with Fraser Hall at the center, on a cloudy day.


TimeSession Details

8 – 9 a.m.

Kansas Union, fourth floor

Major Change Help Room
Governor’s Room, fifth floor

9 – 9:45 a.m.

Orientation Welcome
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Kickoff with an introduction to the Jayhawk experience.

10 – 10:20 a.m.

Building a Nest on Campus
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
KU’s Student Affairs departments provide your student with programs, services, and facilities that contribute to their sense of belonging, community engagement, and well-being. Student Affairs will also introduce the New Student Checklist, a tool to help new Jayhawks track their responsibilities.

10:25 – 10:45 a.m.

Supporting Your Student’s Academic Success
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Learn about KU’s academic advising process and how to support your student’s academic journey.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Opportunities Fair
Big 12 and Jayhawk rooms, fifth floor
Fourth floor lobby
Meet with a variety of KU offices to learn more about services and resources available to the Jayhawk community.

10:50 – 11:15 a.m.

11:20 – 11:45 a.m.

Housing Sessions
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Hear from KU Housing & Residence Life about on-campus living and dining options

10:45 – noon

Ballroom, 5th floor


TimeSession Details

Noon – 12:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Academic Affairs leadership will present information on personalizing your student’s KU journey.

Paying for KU
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Learn about the financial obligations and opportunities common to every new Jayhawk.

Introduction to the Afternoon
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor


Choose any of the following sessions
Review your Orientation letter for more information on session specifics.

1 p.m.

Session 1

2 p.m.

Session 2

3 p.m

Session 3

Optional sessions

TimeSession Details

2:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Advising Help Room
Governor’s Room, fifth floor
Visit the help room if you need information about advising.

Financial Services Help Room
Alderson Auditorium, fourth floor
Visit this help room if you have questions or need information about:

  • Financial aid
  • Paying your bill
  • VA benefits
  • Payment plans
  • Delegate access
  • And more

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Housing Help Room
International Room, fifth floor
Stop by to get information from KU Housing & Residence Life about on-campus housing options, applying for housing, application deadlines, and how living on campus helps your student connect with the KU community.

4 – 6 p.m.

Ambler Student Recreation Center Tours
Ambler Student Recreation Center
​​​​​​​Tour KU’s student recreation and fitness offerings.