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.

Check-in and Refreshments
Kansas Union, fourth floor

Major Change Help Room
Governor’s Room, fifth floor

9 – 9:45 a.m.

Orientation Welcome
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Kick off the day.

10 – 10:45 a.m.

Supporting Your Student’s Academic Success
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Learn about your student’s academic journey.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Opportunities Fair
Big 12 and Jayhawk rooms, fifth floor
Fourth floor lobby

Learn about campus organizations and offerings.

10:50 – 11:15 a.m.

11:20 – 11:45 a.m.

Housing and Dining Information Sessions
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Explore campus living options.

10:30 – noon

Ballroom, 5th floor


TimeSession Details

Noon – 12:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Susan Klusmeier, Ed.D., vice provost
for academic success

Paying for KU
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Learn financial fundamentals.

Introduction to the Afternoon
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

University Academic Support Services and Your Student's Success
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Learn about academic support services. 

1:40 – 2:10 p.m.

Well-being at KU
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Check out campus health and security services. 

2:20 – 2:50 p.m.

Joining the Jayhawk Family
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Learn how Student Affairs can help your student succeed.

3 – 4:30 p.m

Parent and Guest Mixer
Hawk's Nest, first floor
Get to know other friends and family of new students. 

Optional sessions

TimeSession Details

2:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Advising Help Room
Governor’s Room, fifth floor
Get info about advising.

Financial Services Help Room
Alderson Auditorium, fourth floor
Get info about financial aid, bill pay, and more.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Jayhawk Boulevard Tours
Meet at Jayhawk Welcome Center
Tour the heart of KU's hilltop campus.

Housing Previews

  • GSP and Corbin Hall
    Meet at the Corbin Hall front desk.
  • Self, Oswald, Hashinger
    Meet at Daisy Hill Commons.
  • Templin and Lewis Halls
    Meet at the Templin Hall front desk.
  • Scholarship halls
    Meet at Crawford Community Center.
  • Stouffer Place Apartments, Ellsworth and Downs Halls
    Meet at the front desk of the building you are visiting.
4 – 6 p.m.

Recreation Center Tours
Ambler Student Recreation Center
Tour "the rec" and KU's fitness offerings.