Preparing Educators as Leaders

Discover. Engage. Belong.

Orientation is your next step in joining the KU Jayhawk community.  Orientation will provide you opportunities to 1) Discover what it means to be a KU student, 2) Engage with other new and current students, and 3) Learn how to belong with your fellow Jayhawk community.  

Freshman Orientation

The Office of First Year Experience at KU coordinates Orientation, Hawk Week, Hawk Days, and UNIV 101. They offer multiple orientation sessions throughout the summer, and these orientation sessions provide an opportunity to learn about campus resources, receive academic advising, and assistance enrolling in courses.  KU First-Year Experience programs are designed to intellectually engage you as a student, and to introduce you to campus resources and opportunities for experiential learning.  Please visit their website to find out more and sign up today.

Transfer Orientation

The Office of First Year Experience at KU coordinates OrientationHawk WeekHawk Days, and UNIV 101. They offer multiple transfer orientation sessions throughout the summer designed specifically for students just like you transferring from other colleges and universities.

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate students at KU are invited to attend the annual Jayhawk Welcome and Information Fair. Representatives from offices across campus will be available to answer your questions about their services and opportunities. For additional activities, please see the Graduate Studies Events page.  In addition to the annual graduate fair, many academic departments within the KU School of Education offer you an orientation experience that is specific to your department or program.  Please connect with your academic department for more information. Graduate students are also encouraged to review the Student Stage Guide.

KU Edwards Campus Orientation

Whether you are completing an undergraduate degree or beginning a master’s program in Overland Park, the New Student Orientation and Enrollment Program provides an opportunity for you to feel better prepared to begin your KU experience.


Set Up An Advising Appointment

Walk-ins Are Accepted, Appointments Are Preferred
Check in at the KU School of Education Welcome Center (JRP Hall, #208) (map)
Weekdays approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schedule an appointment 
soeadvising@ku.edu
785-864-9616

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