Student Orientation Schedule

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


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.

Student-to-Student Group Session
See your Orientation letter for location
Meet other new students.

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.

10:45 – noon

Ballroom, fifth 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 – 3:30 p.m.

Check your Orientation folder for your personalized schedule.

Student-to-Student Group Session
See your Orientation letter for location

The Jay, first floor
Learn how you contribute to KU’s community.

Advising and Enrollment
See your Orientation letter for location
Enroll in classes with your advisor.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Orientation Checkout
Kansas Union, fourth floor
Reunite with your guest and get your KU card.

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.