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2014 Schedule

Schedule subject to change

Thursday August 21, 2014

Move-In
Starting at 8 a.m.
Student Housing

KU Residence Halls and Scholarship Halls open for move-in.
 

Parent Break Stations
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Oliver, GSP, Corbin, McCollum, Ellsworth, Hashinger, Lewis and Templin Halls

Parent Break Stations will provide snacks, drinks, and helpful information for parents and students as they move-in to the residence halls.
 

Honors Program Open House
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nunemaker Center

The University Honors Staff and Honors Peer-Mentors will be welcoming new students and their families throughout the day. First year Honors students, come visit your Honors home, meet your peer-mentors, and acquaint yourself with the staff and all the resources available just for you! Refreshments will be available.
 

First Community Meetings
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Various residence halls, scholarship halls and on-campus apartments

Students living in on-campus apartments, residence halls, or scholarship halls will attend this meeting on their floors. RAs, Proctors and Hawk Week Leaders will highlight safety and security information, establish community agreements, and discuss upcoming Hawk Week events. Residents will attend Hawk Week events with their RA/Proctor, and Hawk Week Leader.
 

University Welcome
9:00 p.m.

This event serves as your official welcome to the University and kick-off for Hawk Week activities. You will gather with the rest of your incoming class for a celebration of the first steps in your Jayhawk journey. The program will help you to meet other new students and highlight the academic and social opportunities available to you.​

Friday August 22, 2014

Informational Rotations
9 a.m. - 3 p.m
Budig Hall

These required sessions include presenters from KU IT, MySuccess, Experiential Learning, Institutional Opportunity and Access, and KU Public Safety. Students living on-campus in the residence halls will be led through informational rotations by their Hawk Week Leaders within a specific rotation time frame. Students living off-campus will have the option of attending a rotation session starting at one of four time slots: 9 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 12 p.m., or 1:20 p.m. and will recieve an email in August containing more information.
 

Diversity Ball Pit
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wescoe Beach

Come join the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access for some fun ball pit activities and meet new and interesting people!
 

Union Fest
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Kansas Union all levels

Sponsored by Student Union Activities (SUA) and the Kansas Union, this party features games, free bowling, free food, performers, an organization fair and hundreds of dollars in prizes and giveaways. Visit SUAevents.com for more information. If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 3 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: studentunionactivities@gmail.com. Phone (785) 864-7469.
 

Friday Night Live
10 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Kansas Union Plaza

This program is designed to introduce incoming students to the student organizations associated with the Office of Multicultural Affairs as well as the services available through our office. This event includes presentations/stepping/dancing by various cultural organizations, followed by a dance party.

Saturday August 23, 2014

Honors Peer-Mentors Campus Tours
9 a.m. - 11 a.m
Nunemaker Center

The Honors Peer-Mentors are particularly sensitive to the hurdles they faced not too long ago, namely, find all the right buildings and classrooms on the first day or classes, and find sustenance before the cafeteria opens (at 11:00) on that very first Saturday on campus! Honors Peer-Mentors will lead major-focused campus tours for first year honors students to locate their classrooms and allow them to enjoy their first week end on campus without the stress of getting lost on the first day. Tours will depart from the Nunemaker Center. Granola bars and refreshments will be available.
 

Opening Paths for Individual Opportunity and Success - OPTIONS
9 a.m. - 3 p.m
Malott Room, Kansas Union

OPTIONS is an orientation session for incoming freshmen and transferring first-generation, low-income students or students with documented disabilities who have been accepted for enrollment at the University of Kansas for the 2014-2015 academic year. TRIO Supportive Educational Services staff, program students, and a student panel will assist students with their transition. The program will follow a conference model to work with students in small groups. In addition to TRIO Supportive educational Services personnel, University Career Services, and Financial Aid and Scholarship office staff will be presenting.
 

St. Lawrence Center New Student Getaway
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center

The St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center invites all new students to join us for a "getaway" day. We will have time for fun, food, and fellowship along with prayer and some time to get to know about opportunities and ways to get involved at St. Lawrence. We will meet at St. Lawrence in the morning and then head out of town for some lake-side enjoyment. New students can register for the getaway online at kucatholic.org.
 

Super Service Saturday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Kansas Union Ballroom

Super Service Saturday is a one-day volunteer event. While engaging in volunteer opportunities through the Center for Community Outreach (CCO), new KU students will discover community agencies throughout the KU and Lawrence community. Our hope is that students will connect with each other at lunch in the Kansas Union Ballroom and at their site visits in the afternoon so they feel they truly belong on campus throughout their KU experience. Students will arrive in the Ballroom around 11 AM and have time to eat lunch and select their service destination. We expect to place 300-400 students at more than 12 different service sites. All volunteers will be given CCO t-shirts to designate them as KU service ambassadors while in the community. Transportation to and from these sites will be coordinated through KU on Wheels. We expect students to return to the Union from their sites around 2 PM.
 

KU Hillel Hawk Week Brunch
11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Kansas Union Plaza

KU Hillel's Hawk Week Brunch is an opportunity for students to come together as part of the KU community. Freshmen will have the chance to meet other students and learn more about KU Hillel.
 

Hawk Fest
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m
Parking Lot 91 (South of the football practice fields)

This event will include free ice cream and pizza, giveaways, music, performances by the KU Spirit Squad, and a Student Involvement & Leadership Fair featuring 150 of KU's student organizations. It is sponsored by the Student Alumni Association and is in partnership with SILC and the Office of First-Year Experience. All students are welcome to attend! Traditions Night immediately follows this event.
 

Traditions Night
8 p.m. - 9 p.m
Memorial Stadium

Waving the Wheat, The Alma Mater, The Rock Chalk Chant: join the Marching Jayhawks, KU Spirit Squad, Kansas Cheer Squad, students, faculty, staff and other special guests explore KU traditions. You'll learn the history, songs, cheers and customs that are integral to being a true Jayhawk! Coordinated by the Office of Public Affairs.
 

Cosmic Bowling
8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Jaybowl, Kansas Union

Join Student Union Activities (SUA) and the Kansas Union for FREE Cosmic Bowling. Lace up those good looking shoes and wear your neon colors! Keep an eye out for prize nights and your chance to win some super cool items that will make bowling an even better experience. See SUAevents.com for more information. Cosmic Bowling is on most Fridays and Saturdays of the semester from 10PM-1AM, only when school is in session. If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 3 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: studentunionactivities@gmail.com. Phone (785) 864-7469.
 

Night on the Hill Concert
9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Memorial Stadium Parking Lot

Student Union Activities and KJHK 90.7 FM will be hosting the sixth annual Night on the Hill Concert immediately following Traditions Night. This annual dance party will once again feature a national touring group providing mashups of your favorite tunes. Stay tuned for the name of this year’s artist at SUAevents.com and KJHK.org. If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 3 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: studentunionactivities@gmail.com. Phone (785) 864-7469.

Sunday August 24, 2014

Honors Convocation
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ballroom, Kansas Union

First Year Honors Students will be welcomed formally by the director of the Honors Program. Honors Convocation is also their chance to meet with their Honors Freshman Seminar instructors and assistants as well as with their peers. After breakfast we will be taking a walk up Mount Oread to the Campanile.
 

Common Book Discussion Groups
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Various Campus Locations

All new students will gather to discuss The Center of Everything, KU's Common Book for 2014-2015. Specific location information will be available soon.
 

Academic Welcome
3 - 5 p.m.

All new students will attend an Academic Welcome associated with their professional school or the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. They will be held at the following locations:

School of Architecture and Design - West Lawn of Marvin Hall
School of Business - Lawn North of Summerfield Hall
School of Education - JRP Hall
School of Engineering - Engineering Complex Courtyard
School of Journalism and Mass Communication - Stauffer-Flint Lawn
School of Music - Swarthout Recital Hall and the Courtyard at Murphy Hall
KU Area Studies Centers - Southwest Corner of Jayhawk Boulevard and Sunnyside Drive

Learn more about the academic welcomes.


Opening Convocation
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Lied Center

Opening Convocation is open to all students, faculty and staff. This tradition signifies the beginning of a new academic year. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and other speakers will discuss their goals for the coming year. Coordinated by the Office of Public Affairs.

Monday August 25, 2014

KU Info Tables
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Watson Gateway and Wescoe Beach
informational tables during the first two days of class to help students find buildings, get basic campus questions answered, and stay hydrated!
 

Part-Time Job Fair
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kansas Union Fourth Floor Lobby

KU Students wanting to work will have the opportunity to visit with KU employers and off-campus employers from the Lawrence and Kansas City areas who have part time job opportunities. The fair is designed to be an easy and free way to make the search for a part-time job less difficult.
 

St. Lawrence Center Opening Cook-Out
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center

Our Annual Welcome to KU Cook-Out (with hamburgers, hotdogs, toppings, beans, chips, & cookies) is FREE and open to all KU students. The cook-out will take place at 6pm in our Social Hall (basement), immediately following the 5:15pm Mass at St. Lawrence. All are welcome!

Tuesday August 26, 2014

KU Info Tables
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Watson Gateway and Wescoe Beach
informational tables during the first two days of class to help students find buildings, get basic campus questions answered, and stay hydrated!
 

Diversity Ball Pit
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kansas Union Plaza

Come join the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access for some fun ball pit activities and meet new and interesting people!
 

Traditional Tuesday
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Traditions Area, Fourth Floor, Kansas Union

Tradition is an important part of KU culture! Traditional Tuesdays promotes traditions and culture by bringing awareness through language, clothing, food, music and programs.
 

Tunes at Night
9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Lied Center Pavilion

Tunes @ Night will feature a local Lawrence artist playing in the Lied Center Pavilion. Walk on over from Daisy Hill or park in the Lied Center parking lot and join us for this laid back night, complete with free snacks. This event is free and open to all KU students. Stay tuned at SUAevents.com as we announce which local act will be performing. If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 3 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: studentunionactivities@gmail.com. Phone (785) 864-7469.

Wednesday August 27, 2014


Cash Carnival
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Kansas Union Lobby

Student Money Management Service will provide free popcorns, free cotton candy along with financial games such as financial football, money fortune telling, and expenses shooting range. Also, students will have an opportunity to check their credit report for free provided by Student Money Management Services staff. Moreover, students will have an opportunity to take a pledge to use their refund responsibly.
 

KU Hillel's Falafel on the Hill
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wescoe Beach

KU Hillel's Falafel on the Hill is an opportunity for all students to come together as part of the KU community in support of Israel. Freshmen will have the chance to meet other students and learn more about KU Hillel.


Find Your Identity
12 - 3 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art

Explore the Spencer Museum of Art, KU's renowned art museum, and find yourself. In an effort not to lose your new KU ID, make your own lanyard plus fashion your new KU self-portrait. Activities will take place on the fourth-floor galleries of the Museum, in the Society and Identity Gallery. Drop by at any time. Sponsored by the Spencer Student Advisory Board and the Spencer Museum of Art.

Thursday August 28, 2014

Veggie Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
ECM Center, 1204 Oread Avenue

Join others for a delicious vegetarian lunch sponsored by the KU Ecumenical Campus Ministeries with good conversation and a chance to meet others. Volunteer cooks create vegetarian dishes for all to enjoy. Donations are accepted, with proceeds covering the cost of the food. Veggie lunch is a time to connect, meet others and learn about what is happening at ECM and KU.
 

Tea at Three
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Kansas Union Lobby

Tea @ Three is a SUA tradition! Come to the Kansas Union Lobby on Level 4 from 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday for some free tea and treats! Take a break in between classes and come socialize. Tea @ Three happens every Thursday while classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. For more information contact the Programs Box Office at (785) 864-7469. If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 3 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: studentunionactivities@gmail.com.
 

Throwback Thursday
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center

Throwback Thursday is an informal program that allows students to interact with faculty and staff. Come and meet the OMA staff and learn about the services and programs that we offer while enjoying throwback tunes and snacks.
 

Kansas Crew Open Boathouse
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
KU Boathouse in Lawrence Burcham Park

Open Boathouse is an annual recruitment event hosted at the University of Kansas Boathouse located at Burcham Park by Kansas Crew. Attendees will receive information about Kansas Crew, meet current members, have an opportunity to try out a rowing machine (erg), and a tour the facilities where practices take place. Transportation will be provided from the Ambler Student Fitness Recreation Center to the Boathouse.
 

Budget Like a Boss
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Kansas Union, Jayhawk Room

Student Money Management Services will present a lecture about basics of personal finances. It includes budgeting, debit card, credit card, credit report, credit score, identity theft, SMART financial goals, compound interest, rule of 72, student loans, and retirement.
 

Rock-a-Hawk
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Daisy Hill Parking Lot

Drawing over 2,500 students, this annual Hawk Week event promises to ignite your Jayhawk spirit. Meet new friends, dance to today's hottest jams and snack on amazing foods - all for free! We will bring the party; you bring the energy! Sponsored by KU Student Housing and KU Dining Services.

Friday August 29, 2014

Donuts + Coffee at Anschutz Library
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Anschutz Library

Are you a night owl who likes to study at 4 AM? Look no further than Anschutz Library. It's open 24 hours, and is home to the Learning Studio, a student-centered space featuring a variety of study areas, research and writing assistance — pretty much everything you need to get the job done. Join us for coffee and donuts while you explore the Learning Studio, meet librarians and staff and, of course, celebrate the fact that at Anschutz, you can eat your breakfast any time of the day (or night)!
 

ECM Welcome BBQ
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
ECM Center 1204 Oread Ave

ECM's Welcome BBQ is a time to gather and welcome back students returning to campus. Food will be available for both omnivores and vegetarians. Come enjoy delicious food, live music and good conversation!
 

Frosh Frenzy
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Engineering Complex and various locations across campus

This event is designed to acclimate new engineering freshmen to the various buildings on campus in an “Amazing Race” type competition. Stages are set up around campus with each location featuring a challenge that focuses on teamwork and engineering skills.
 

KU Hillel's Jayhawk Shabbat
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Kansas Union, Jayhawk and Big 12 Rooms

Jayhawk Shabbat is a great way for students to come together with the KU community over Shabbat services and dinner.
 

Carnival in the Courtyard
6:30 p.m. - 8 pm.
Engineering Complex

This event is a cook out where engineering faculty and students, both new and old, have a welcome back to the School of Engineering for the upcoming year. There will be yard games, inflatables, and other fun activities for students to participate in.
 

Campus Movie Series Kick-Off: Neighbors
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium

Join SUA as we kick off the Campus Movie Series with a FREE showing of Neighbors! Neighbors is a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. The movie will play Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in Woodruff Auditorium and is free for all. Check out SUAevents.com for more information. If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 3 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: studentunionactivities@gmail.com. Phone (785) 864-7469.
 

Cosmic Bowling
10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Jaybowl, First Floor, Kansas Union

Join Student Union Activities (SUA) and the Kansas Union for FREE Cosmic Bowling. Lace up those good looking shoes and wear your neon colors! Keep an eye out for prize nights and your chance to win some super cool items that will make bowling an even better experience. See SUAevents.com for more information. (Cosmic Bowling is on most Fridays and Saturdays of the semester from 10PM-1AM, only when school is in session.) If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 3 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: studentunionactivities@gmail.com. Phone (785) 864-7469.

Saturday August 30, 2014

Collegiate Veterans Association Meet and Greet
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Burge Union, Veteran's Lounge

Meet and greet where new and returning students can come and learn about CVA, meet student veterans, and learn about veteran programs on campus.
 

Lawrence Loves Libraries Tour + Open House
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street

Stop by the newly-remodeled Lawrence Public Library to take a mini-tour, meet the staff and even sign up for your very own library card (all you need is a state-issued ID and proof of a local address). Tours will last about 20 minutes. Discover the new study and meeting rooms, the Sound + Vision studio, music, books (of course) and all that your local, off-campus library has to offer. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sunday August 31, 2014

 


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