Orientation options for new transfer students

Once you’ve completed your tech appointment, your KU Navigator will help you schedule an advising appointment and your Orientation session. We offer three ways for transfer students to attend Orientation.

Your Orientation options

Transfer-only session | Nov. 18, Dec. 9

At this half-day session at the Lawrence campus, you and other new transfer students will attend panels and presentations and learn about campus resources. You’ll also have the option to tour the Hill and participate in community-building events.

Transfer + freshman session | Jan. 11

If you’re seeking a fuller Orientation experience, you’re welcome to attend this full-day freshman session. The session will feature student and family programming, as well as optional campus tours and advising and enrollment appointments.

Online session | Starts Nov. 1

We offer a fully remote option for students who are unable to attend in person. This consists of an online course about your first year and the KU student experience. Unlike in-person sessions, it will not feature presentations or interactions with staff



Frequently asked questions

Yes, we require all newly admitted transfer students to participate in one of the three offered Orientation options. If you cannot make it to an in-person session, register for the online course outlined above.

Yes. Your KU Navigator will help you register for the Orientation option of your choice.

Family and guest programming will only be offered at the Jan. 11 freshman Orientation session.

If you’re already enrolled, you have until the first day of classes to withdraw from courses and receive a full tuition refund. Visit this page for more information on canceling your enrollment.




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