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Post-Orientation Student Checklist

Preparing for your arrival:

Read the KU Common Book. Share your experiences on social media using #KUCommonBook.

Prepare for move-in day. You will receive detailed instructions from KU Student Housing. Review a list of the suggested items to bring on the Department of Student Housing website.

Plan to attend Jayhawk Jumpstart and other Hawk Week activities. Jayhawk Jumpstart is your official introduction to wellness, safety, and inclusion in the Jayhawk community. Attendance is required for all new students. Mark your calendar for Friday, August 18. In early August, you will also receive details about the full range of Hawk Week events.


Preparing for the first day of class:

Review your class schedule on Enroll and Pay. If you need to change a course due to new AP scores, prior college credit, etc., contact your advisor for guidance. Be sure to check your course locations on Enroll and Pay the night before classes begin, since locations occasionally change.

Purchase your textbooks and course supplies. The KU Bookstore offers price comparisons for popular online textbook retailers on new, used, and rental options. Visit for details. Your instructors will also provide textbook and supplies requirements on the first day of class.

Sign up for tutoring and other academic resources.  Explore resources for tutoring, time management, test preparation, and other forms of academic support available through the Academic Achievement and Access Center,


Completing financial transactions and setting up your accounts:

Purchase your campus parking permit, if necessary. If you plan to bring a car to campus, select your parking permit through the myKU portal.

Select your optional campus fees, if desired. Optional campus fees provide access to special opportunities, athletics events, and more. Select your options in Enroll and Pay.

Check Enroll and Pay to view information about your bill. You can view your charges and due dates in Enroll and Pay. You will receive your first tuition statement in mid-August. Charges are due on September 15th.

Confirm your financial aid details and complete any remaining tasks. Financial aid is typically applied to student accounts the week before classes begin. Contact Financial Aid & Scholarships or Student Account Services for detailed information.

Set up direct deposit. This step is required for all KU students. This is how you receive refunds from KU, which could result from financial aid, schedule changes, and other actions. Visit Enroll and Pay>Campus Finances>Direct Deposit for Refunds.

Establish delegates in Enroll and Pay.  As a college student, you control the release of your information. In order for a third party to access your academic or financial information, you must designate them as a delegate. Access can be granted or revoked at any time.


Being healthy and well:

Submit your immunization records, if you didn’t do so at orientation. Records may be sent to Watkins Health Services by mail, fax, or in-person delivery. Plan to do this before you return to campus.

Complete Part 1 of Alcohol.Edu, KU's alcohol risk reduction training. Look for details in your KU email and the student center of Enroll and Pay.

Complete Think About It, KU's sexual harassment training for students. Look for details in your KU email.

A printable PDF of the Post-Orientation Checklist can be found here.

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