Registering for freshman Orientation
For an admitted freshman, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 register, 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” to finalize your registration.
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?
Orientation alternatives and cancellations
Orientation is a requirement for all incoming undergraduate freshmen. However, we recognize that things come up. See below for additional registration resources. If you are unable to attend the date provided in the registration website or no date is showing for you, please contact us at email@example.com 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.
All students are required to participate in orientation in some capacity. If you cannot attend any of the options provided, please fill out this exception request form. Our team will work with you to get enrolled in an orientation option.
A guest fee of $30.00 will be assessed for each guest that attends Orientation. This fee covers parking, a lunch buffet, printed materials, and a full day of Parent & Guest programming. The fee is posted on the student's account and not due at the time of registration.