Student Orientation Schedule

A student and their guest getting instruction at the Orientation check-in station


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 – 10:45 a.m.

Student-to-Student Group
See your Orientation letter for location
Led by an Orientation assistant, you’ll meet other new students and learn about the KU student experience.

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, fifth floor


TimeSession Details

Noon – 12:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
Woodruff Auditorium, fifth floor
Academic Affairs leadership will present information on how to personalize your 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

12:45 – 3:30 p.m.

Check your Orientation folder for your personalized schedule.

Navigating the Nest
See your Orientation letter for location
Get to know all about KU and the variety of resources, offices, and opportunities designed with you in mind.

Wescoe Hall, third floor
Learn how your identity and life experiences can contribute positively to the larger KU community.

Advising and Enrollment
See your Orientation letter for location
Meet with your advisor to discuss your interests and aspirations and enroll in your first-semester courses.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Orientation Checkout
Kansas Union, fourth floor
Reunite with your guest and collect your KU Card and checkout gifts.

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 you 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.