Registering for freshman Orientation
For admitted freshmen, the first step to Orientation registration is to pay their enrollment deposit.
Set up your KU online ID
You’ll need your KU online ID and password to register. If you haven’t already done so, set up your KU student account to create those credentials.
Pay the freshman enrollment deposit
All freshmen are required to pay a $221 deposit. The deposit secures your spot at KU, and, beyond enrollment, covers Orientation, your KU ID card, and first-year programs and events. If you or your family is unable to pay your deposit at this time, you may request a deferment at the link below, or contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com.
Register for freshman Orientation
Now that you've set up your KU online ID and paid your deposit, you'll be able to register for an in-person session. The sooner you do, the wider the selection of session dates you’ll have to choose from.
Once you’ve registered, you can log back in at any time to update your information, see available dates, or register guests. Be sure to select “SUBMIT” for your registration to be finalized.
Note: The link below will take you to Slate, our Orientation registration hub. You'll need your KU online ID and password to access the system. Have that information ready before proceeding.
What happens at Orientation?
When is Orientation?
Do transfer students attend Orientation?
Orientation changes, alternatives, and cancellations
Orientation is a requirement for all incoming undergraduate freshmen. However, we recognize that every student’s availability is unique to their circumstances. If you are unable to attend any of the dates provided in the registration website or no dates are showing for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-864-4270.
If you need to change your session date, you can log in to the registration website to view other available dates and make changes to your reservation. Date changes must be made by 5 p.m. CT one week prior to your original session date.
If you no longer plan to attend KU or will be attending in a future semester, please notify the Office of Admissions by updating your application. Completing the form will serve as cancellation of your Orientation session.
If you’re unable to attend Orientation, you’ll need to enroll during Open Enrollment, which is an abbreviated Orientation program that occurs on the Thursday prior to the first day of classes each semester. See the document below that has detailed information regarding Open Enrollment preparation and completion. Contact our office with any questions.
In very rare cases, a student with a significant hardship or contractual obligation may be granted an exception. All students who would like to request an exception must fill out the following form in its entirety. Please call our office at 785-864-4270 with questions & concerns!