Collage of students on campus, Fraser and Dyche Halls

Your first year on campus

Life as a new Jayhawk abounds with possibility. You’ll find a spirited community among classmates and co-workers, roommates and teammates.

Housing and dining

Living on Mount Oread means you’re always within minutes of your next class, campus activity, or great meal.

Students at table in South Dining Commons

Community involvement

Through student groups and organizations, Jayhawks share their interests and lived experiences, bonding over the differences that compose our community.

Student at the African Student Association booth at Union Fest


In your first year, you’ll have opportunities to earn a wage and build experience. Along the way, you’ll forge close relationships and career-starting connections.

Student Orientation Assistants posing together

Parking and transit

Whether you’re bringing your own wheels or using ours, free transportation and accessible, campuswide parking make it a cinch to navigate KU and beyond.

KU bus in front of Dyche Hall on Jayhawk Boulevard