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  • Honors Open House

    Start: 08/18/2016 - 9:00am
    End: 08/18/2016 - 5:00pm

    This event will be hosted by the University Honors Program which aims to provide Honors students with exceptional classes, advising, and enrichment opportunities. This event will be housed at Nunemaker Center where the University Honors Program is located. During the event Nunemaker will be open to Honors students and their families. Light refreshments will be available. Visitors can come to learn more about the University Honors Program and fall semester events as well as meet the Honors staff. If you have any questions about this event please contact Lesley Owens at lesleyowens@ku.edu.

  • First Community Meetings

    Start: 08/18/2016 - 7:00pm
    End: 08/18/2016 - 8:00pm

    First Community Meetings are designed to foster belonging among new students at the University of Kansas, while connecting them to experienced student leaders. Students living in on-campus apartments, residence halls, or scholarship halls will attend this meeting on their floors. Students living off-campus will attend their meeting at the Kansas Union on the 1st floor. For those living on-campus - RAs, Proctors and Hawk Week Leaders will highlight safety and security information, establish community agreements, and discuss upcoming Hawk Week events. For those living off-campus - RAs, Proctors and Hawk Week Leaders will highlight ways to get involved and connect at KU while living off-campus. Students will attend Hawk Week events with their RA/Proctor and Hawk Week Leader following the First Community Meetings. For more information students living on-campus should contact their specific hall and students living off-campus should contact Shantel Martinez or Cornelius Baker at hawkweek.ku.edu.

  • First-Year Welcome

    Start: 08/18/2016 - 8:00pm
    End: 08/18/2016 - 10:00pm

    This event, hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience, 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. For more information please contact Shantel Martinez or Cornelius Baker at hawkweek@ku.edu.

  • Rock the Rec

    Start: 08/18/2016 - 10:00pm
    End: 08/18/2016 - 12:00am

    This event is hosted by KU Recreation Services which provides students, faculty, and staff with a variety of resources for physical fitness, team, and individual sports, classes, and personal training. Come and see what student recreation has to offer. Explore the building, services and even get snacks. Activities include KU Fit Class demonstrations, rock climbing, board games, facility tours, badminton, knockout, wallyball, and a selfie booth. For more information about this event please contact KU Recreation Services at recreation@ku.edu.

  • Unionfest

    Start: 08/19/2016 - 7:00pm
    End: 08/19/2016 - 10:00pm

    Join Student Union Activities and the Kansas Union for a welcome back event. Six floors of games, prizes, a student organization fair, free food samples, performers, music, and more! This event is an important opportunity to connect to involvement opportunities and services that will enrich your KU experience. 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: suaspecialevents@gmail.com. Phone (785) 864-2435.

  • Friday Night Live

    Start: 08/19/2016 - 9:45pm
    End: 08/19/2016 - 11:00pm

    Friday Night Live is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) which provides services and programming related to academic enrichment, diversity education and social justice to foster an inclusive learning environment for all students. This program is designed to introduce you to the OMA and the services available. Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a energetic & beat-filled dance party directly after UnionFest. If you would like more information about this event please contact Emily Gullickson at emilygullickson@ku.edu.

  • KU Reuse Treasure Sale

    Start: 08/20/2016 - 9:00am
    End: 08/20/2016 - 3:00pm

    This event, hosted by the Center for Sustainability, is great for anyone that wants good deals on clothing, housewares, books, music appliances, or just about anything else needed for a room in the residence halls or an apartment. These items have been donated by KU students and Lawrence residents. It's also a chance to donate things yourself if you need to get rid of something during move-in. For more information email the Center for Sustainability at sustainability@ku.edu.

  • Honors Student Scavenger Hunt

    Start: 08/20/2016 - 9:00am
    End: 08/20/2016 - 10:30am

    This event will be hosted by the University Honors Program which aims to provide Honors students with exceptional classes, advising, and enrichment opportunities. Honors students can join their Peer Mentors and the Freshmen Seminar Assistants to get to know campus via a scavenger hunt! While out and about, you will find your classrooms, visit the Honors Student Study Lounge in Watson Library, and scope out all the best study spots on campus. A light breakfast of granola bars, fruit, and water will be provided at the starting points. If you have further questions about this event please contact Lesley Owens at lesleyowens@ku.edu.

  • Fan Appreciation Day

    Start: 08/20/2016 - 10:00am
    End: 08/20/2016 - 1:00pm

    This is event will be hosted by Kansas Athletics. Join us for Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 20th and get your first look at the 2016 Kansas Football Team. Fun Zone will open on the practice fields at 8:30, open practice will begin at 10am. Stick around following the conclusion of open practice for player autographs at 1 pm. For more information visit KUAthletics.com or contact Jeda Hays in Athletics at jhays1@ku.edu.

  • University Honors Program Talks

    Start: 08/20/2016 - 10:30am
    End: 08/20/2016 - 12:00pm

    This event will be hosted by the University Honors Program which aims to provide Honors students with exceptional classes, advising, and enrichment opportunities. Are you an incoming Honors freshman, but not quite sure where to start with the required Honors Experiences? Honors upperclassmen will share their study abroad, research, internship, and service experiences in 5-7 minute talks. Enjoy refreshments & get inspired to make the most out of your time at KU! If you have anymore questions about this event please contact Lesley Owens at lesleyowens@ku.edu.

  • Game On!

    Start: 08/20/2016 - 11:00am
    End: 08/20/2016 - 2:00pm

    This event is being hosted by the Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Learning and UKanTeach which aim to promote effective teaching practices through Undergraduate STEM education, research outreach, and STEM teacher preparation reform. Bring a friend and join in some serious yard gaming before classes begin! Get to know someone else, learn about some campus clubs and programs, and have a good time. Spike ball, ultimate frisbee, giant jenga, hula hoops, bean bag toss, and more. Game on! For more information about this event please contact Katrina Rothrock at rothrock@ku.edu.

  • Planning Your Honors Path: Where Can Honors Take You?

    Start: 08/20/2016 - 12:00pm
    End: 08/20/2016 - 5:00pm

    This continuation of the University Honors orientation will introduce you to your new classmates and help you plan your path at KU. Join Honors staff and current students for lunch followed by an afternoon of learning about on-campus opportunities, finding your roots in the Honors community, and setting unique goals for your time at KU. RSVP with dietary restrictions by emailing honors@ku.edu. For more information about this event please contact Lesley Owens at lesleyowens@ku.edu.

  • SELF Freshman Hawk Week Welcome

    Start: 08/20/2016 - 4:00pm
    End: 08/20/2016 - 6:00pm

    This event is hosted by the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows (SELF) Program. The SELF Program is designed to provide financial support and leadership development to passionate engineering students who will be at the forefront of technology-based corporations of the future. The event will serve as a welcome for the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Class of 2020, hosted by the SELF Class of 2019. Required for all incoming SELF Program freshmen. For more information please contact Annie Gardner at a_gardner@ku.edu.

  • Hawkfest

    Start: 08/20/2016 - 5:30pm
    End: 08/20/2016 - 7:30pm

    Hawkfest is hosted by The Student Alumni Association (SAA) and the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC). SAA is a great student organization on campus to help you succeed and make the most of your KU experience (i.e. networking with successful KU alumni). SILC coordinates registered university organizations and can help you get connected to services and programs for various populations (i.e. non-traditional students, fraternity/sorority members, students of all gender identities and sexual orientations). At Hawkfest over 100 student organizations table to give you information about the many different groups you can choose to be a part of along with free food and drinks, a climbing wall, music, a photo booth, and the spirit squad which will be present for a pep rally. If you have more questions about this event contact SILC at silcfront@ku.edu or (785) 864-4861.

  • Traditions Night

    Start: 08/20/2016 - 7:30pm
    End: 08/20/2016 - 8:30pm

    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 as we 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. For more information about this event please contact the Office of Public Affairs at publicaffairs@ku.edu.

  • Movie Night on the Hill

    Start: 08/20/2016 - 9:00pm
    End: 08/20/2016 - 11:00pm

    Movie Night on the Hill is hosted by Student Union Activities (SUA) a student organization that creates fun and engaging activities for the KU community. SUA is excited to offer a showing of "Star Wars: the Force Awakens" on the Hill outside Memorial Stadium following Traditions Night. Come relax by the lake and enjoy this special screening after learning all of the great KU traditions! If you have questions about this event please contact Jaclyn Carpenter at carpenterjaclyn@ku.edu or visit SUAevents.com for more information.

  • Honors Convocation

    Start: 08/21/2016 - 9:30am
    End: 08/21/2016 - 11:00am

    This event will be hosted by the University Honors Program which aims to provide Honors students with exceptional classes, advising, and enrichment opportunities. At this annual tradition, incoming University Honors students enjoy breakfast with their seminar instructor, seminar assistants, and classmates. Following a brief welcome program, students walk up the hill to symbolize the start of their KU Honors careers! For more information about this event please contact Lesley Owens at lesleyowens@ku.edu.

  • KU Common Book Discussions

    Start: 08/21/2016 - 1:00pm
    End: 08/21/2016 - 2:30pm

    The KU Common Book Discussion will be held by the Office of First-Year Experience. All new students will meet with returning student leaders and faculty and staff members to discuss Between the World and Me, KU's Common Book for 2016-17. These discussions are an important part of Hawk Week and will help students be best prepared for the academic year ahead. For more information about the KU Common Book Discussion please contact Howard Graham at hgraham@ku.edu.

  • Academic Welcomes

    Start: 08/21/2016 - 3:00pm
    End: 08/21/2016 - 5:00pm

    All new students will attend an Academic Welcome associated with their professional school or the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with the administration and faculty associated with your academic discipline, and prepare for classes the following day.

    You will be able to find your specific Academic Welcome by clicking here.

     
  • St. Lawrence Center Welcome Back BBQ

    Start: 08/21/2016 - 5:45pm
    End: 08/21/2016 - 7:00pm

    The St. Lawrence Center Welcome Back BBQ will be hosted by the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. Their mission is to teach and advance the Catholic intellectual, spiritual & moral tradition in higher education to students, faculty & staff of the University of Kansas. The St. Lawrence Center will be hosting a Welcome Back Cookout for all KU students! Come and enjoy food, new friends, and have the opportunity to win a prize! For more information about this event please contact Kristen Cunningham at kcunningham@kucatholic.org.

  • Convocation

    Start: 08/21/2016 - 7:00pm
    End: 08/21/2016 - 8:00pm

    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 and talk with students about preparing for academic success at KU. Coordinated by the Office of Public Affairs. For more information about this event please contact the Office of Public Affairs at publicaffairs@ku.edu.

  • Part-Time Job Fair

    Start: 08/22/2016 - 9:00am
    End: 08/22/2016 - 4:00pm

    The event is hosted by the University Career Center which offers a wide range of quality services designed to support and challenge students at all points on the career development and implementation path. The Part-Time Job Fair is meant to give students a free and easy way to search for a part-time job while attending KU. Students have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with prospective employers. Both on-campus and off-campus employers participate in the event. All KU students, undergraduate and graduate, are invited to attend. Anyone who needs employment during school can take advantage of this event. For more information please contact Mary Hogan at mary_hogan@ku.edu.

  • KU IT Help Desks

    Start: 08/22/2016 - 10:00am
    End: 08/26/2016 - 4:00pm

    KU Information Technology (KUIT) will provide technological assistance all week long to those who need their mobile phones configured with Jayhawk Wireless and KU Email. They will also provide information and resources for all of the technological tools that are available to you. These will include, free software, Blackboard, printing, virtual labs, media production, security and other technologies they may have questions about. For more information about this service please contact Chuck LaPointe at clapoint@ku.edu.

  • Emily Taylor Center Welcome Back Drop-In

    Start: 08/22/2016 - 11:30am
    End: 08/22/2016 - 1:30pm

    The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity aims to challenge the status quo to achieve gender equity. This event is an open-house style session where all of the staff from the Emily Taylor Center will be present for you to meet, talk about programs, and tell you how you can get involved or volunteer with the Emily Taylor Center during your time at KU. The event will be held on both Aug. 22nd and Aug. 23rd in Wescoe Hall where the Emily Taylor Center is located. For more information about this event please contact Annie McBride at anniemcbride@ku.edu.

  • "Ask Me How to Ride"

    Start: 08/23/2016 - 10:30am
    End: 07/05/2016 - 2:00pm

    KU on Wheels and Lawrence Transit will be setting up a tent in front of the Union by the bus stop to teach people how to take advantage of the bus system in Lawrence. KU on Wheels exists to provide safe, convenient, reliable and responsive public transit services to enhance the social and environmental well-being of the University of Kansas community. For more information about this event please contact Zachary Kelsay at kuwheels@ku.edu.

  • Create Your Space

    Start: 08/23/2016 - 3:00pm
    End: 08/23/2016 - 5:00pm

    Whether you are moving into a new space in the residence halls or just readying yourself for new opportunities, you can find your place through art. You are invited to collect posters and postcards from the Spencer Museum of Art and participate in art-making activities. There will also be KU trivia and prizes.

    This event is sponsored by the Spencer Student Advisory Board, KU Housing, and Spencer Museum of Art. The Spencer Student Advisory Board serves as a liaison between KU students and the Spencer Museum of Art for collaborating with museum staff to design and implement student-run programming and events, expanding the knowledge of art, and art history, through visits to galleries and print rooms as well as discussions of current art trends. For more information please contact Celka Straughn at straughn@ku.edu.

  • Oread Center Welcome Back BBQ

    Start: 08/23/2016 - 5:00pm
    End: 08/23/2016 - 7:00pm

    The Oread Center (OC) seeks to create opportunities for the historic Christian faith to be seriously considered through thoughtful examinations of faith, calling and culture for the flourishing of the University and its community. Come meet new friends and reconnect with old ones at the annual OC Welcome BBQ. All students are invited to grab a bite to eat and explore what the Oread Center is all about. Food and drinks will be provided. For more information about this event please contact Kelly Clark at kelly@oreadcenter.com or call (785) 312-4926.

  • Tunes at Night

    Start: 08/23/2016 - 8:00pm
    End: 08/23/2016 - 9:00pm

    Join Student Union Activities, a student organization that plans fun and engaging events for the KU community, and KJHK, our student-run radio station, for a night of free local music, snacks and door prizes. Tunes at Night is our monthly local music showcase, featuring a different act from the Lawrence scene at each month at the Lied Center's Pavilion. This event is open to all. For more information about Tunes @ Night please contact Margaret Hair at mhair@ku.edu.

  • Academic Achievement & Access Center Table

    Start: 08/24/2016 - 10:00am
    End: 08/24/2016 - 1:00pm

    Learn about the programs and services offered by the Academic Achievement & Access Center (AAAC). The AAAC offers many services and programs to assist students in their academic success and to enhance their collegiate experience at KU (i.e. learning strategy consultations, group workshops or general/course-specific academic assistance). After you get your syllabi, swing by their info table at Wescoe Beach on Aug. 24th or Aug. 25th to learn about time management training, tutoring, and more. For more information please contact Kristin Scott at ksscott@ku.edu.

  • Student Money Management Services Beach Party

    Start: 08/24/2016 - 11:00am
    End: 08/24/2016 - 3:00pm

    Student Money Management Services can offer you assistance in improving your financial situation by empowering you to analyze your finances, make sound decisions, and commit to controlling your financial life while at KU and into the future. This beach party will help you begin to learn about financial planning and resources available to you on campus when you have questions related to money--all while playing games and winning prizes. For more information please contact Leticia Gradington at money@ku.edu.

  • International Hawk Hangout

    Start: 08/24/2016 - 6:00pm
    End: 08/24/2016 - 7:00pm

    This event is hosted by the KU Academic Accelerator Program (AAP). AAP makes the transition to college and life in the U.S. a rewarding and successful experience for international students. International Hawk Hangout is a fun event where students partake in 5-minute “speed meetings” to get to know new Jayhawks from different regions of the world. All students are welcome to join in on this fun take on speed dating! For more information about this event please contact Viktoria Phillips at viktoria.phillips@ku.edu.

  • First-Year Student Dessert

    Start: 08/24/2016 - 8:00pm
    End: 08/24/2016 - 9:30pm

    The First-Year Student Dessert will be hosted by The Oread Center. The Oread Center (OC) seeks to create opportunities for the historic Christian faith to be seriously considered through thoughtful examinations of faith, calling and culture for the flourishing of the University and its community. If you're a first-year or transfer student, you are invited to the OC for a dessert and discussion. Led by upperclassmen and OC staff, the OC will be talking about what they wish they knew as freshman. Come to meet other freshman, eat free dessert, and check out the OC. For more information about this event please contact Kelly Clark at kelly@oreadcenter.com or call (785) 312-4926.

  • Anschutz Library & Learning Studio Open House

    Start: 08/25/2016 - 10:00am
    End: 08/25/2016 - 12:00pm

    Join KU Libraries for coffee and donuts and explore all that Anschutz Library has to offer. Technology, tutoring, writing support, research help, and different kinds of study spaces are all in Anschutz - plus food, drink, and sunshine! This is the perfect chance to find opportunities provided by KU Libraries that will help you be successful in your first year at KU. For more information about this event please contact Sofia Leung at sofialeu@ku.edu.

  • Tea at Three

    Start: 08/25/2016 - 3:00pm
    End: 08/25/2016 - 4:00pm

    Join us for the first Tea at Three of the semester! This event is hosted by Student Union Activities (SUA), a student organization that creates fun and engaging activities for the KU community, and the KU Memorial Unions. At Tea at Three there will be tea and cookies provided every Thursday at 3pm throughout the semester. This first tea will be a Welcome Back event as well as a kickoff for the new SUA logo! For more information about Tea at Three please contact Whitney Mahoney at whitneymahoney@ku.edu.

  • Kansas Crew Open Boathouse

    Start: 08/25/2016 - 3:30pm
    End: 08/25/2016 - 5:30pm

    Kansas Crew is a program offered at KU for students interested in competitive rowing. All students are invited and encouraged to attend KU Crew's annual Open Boathouse. The Open Boathouse event will feature tours of the facility, information regarding the team as well as the fall race schedule. For more information please contact Ryan Gallagher at rowforkansas@gmail.com.

  • Honors Trivia & Ice Cream with Peer Mentors

    Start: 08/25/2016 - 6:30pm
    End: 08/25/2016 - 8:00pm

    This event will be hosted by the University Honors Program which aims to provide Honors students with exceptional classes, advising, and enrichment opportunities. At Honors Trivia & Ice Cream with Peer Mentors you will be able to test your wits (and your invulnerability to brain freeze) with the Honors Peer Mentors! Join Honors in Nunemaker Center for a night of sundaes and trivia before heading to Rock-a-Hawk. For more information about this event please contact Lesley Owens at lesleyowens@ku.edu.

  • Screening of Jayhawkers

    Start: 08/25/2016 - 8:00pm
    End: 08/25/2016 - 10:00pm

    You’ve attended Traditions Night, Waved the Wheat, and passionately yelled, “Rockchalk, Jawkhawk,” now learn more about KU’s history with the movie, Jayhawkers (2013) from acclaimed director and KU faculty, Kevin Willmott (Chi-Raq; C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America). Jawhawkers follows the story of one of the most celebrated KU basketball players of all time, Wilt Chamberlain. The movie illuminates Chamberlain’s experiences, trials, and tribulations while playing basketball at KU—as well as his relationships with one of the best coaches in college basketball history, Phog Allen (the namesake of Allen Fieldhouse). Be part of this incredible screening where you will encounter the same buildings as Wilt Chamberlain did as well as learn about a KU history that may surprise you. For more information please contact Shantel Martinez or Cornelius Baker at hawkweek@ku.edu.

  • Frosh Frenzy

    Start: 08/26/2016 - 3:00pm
    End: 08/26/2016 - 6:00pm

    Frosh Frenzy is hosted by the KU Engineering Student Council (ESC). ESC is a group that facilitates communication between faculty and staff in the School of Engineering and students and promotes engineering education and involvement. 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. There will be free tank-tops available for all participants. For more information about this event please contact Zakk Roy at zakkroy@ku.edu.

  • Rockin' LEEP Lawn

    Start: 08/26/2016 - 6:00pm
    End: 08/26/2016 - 8:00pm

    Rockin' LEEP Lawn is hosted by the KU Engineering Student Council (ESC). ESC is a group that facilitates communication between faculty and staff in the School of Engineering and students and promotes engineering education and involvement. 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, food, and other fun activities. For more information about this event please contact Zakk Roy at zakkroy@ku.edu.  

  • Rock-A-Hawk

    Start: 08/26/2016 - 8:00pm
    End: 08/26/2016 - 11:00pm

    Drawing over 3,000 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. For more information about Rock-A-Hawk please contact Jacque McKenna at jmckenna@ku.edu.

  • Super Service Saturday

    Start: 08/27/2016 - 12:00pm
    End: 08/27/2016 - 4:00pm

    Super Service Saturday is a one-day volunteer event. While engaging in volunteer opportunities through the Center for Community Outreach (CCO), an organization that empowers students through service experiences and collaborative partnerships, new KU students will discover community agencies throughout the KU and Lawrence community. Our hope is that you will connect with other students at lunch in the Kansas Union Ballroom and at your site visits in the afternoon, so you know that you truly belong on this campus throughout your KU experience. For more information please contact Ike Uri at cco@ku.edu.

  • Campus Sustainability Walking Tour

    Start: 08/27/2016 - 3:30pm
    End: 08/27/2016 - 5:00pm

    This event will be hosted by the Center for Sustainability which strives to integrate sustainability into education, research, campus operations and campus life.

    This easy-going walking tour will be a great way to learn about the landscape and operations of the campus you'll be calling home! 

    The tour will introduce students to the natural history, and sustainability features and landmarks of the KU Lawrence campus. Sites will include the Prairie Acre, Potter Lake, Marvin Grove, and more. Learn about the history, present and future plans for these sites, as well as details about resource use of the built campus environment, including water and energy supplies. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a reusable water bottle if you have one! Also in case of light rain make sure to bring an umbrella! if you have any questions about this event please contact Kim Criner at kcriner@ku.edu.

  • Campus Carnival

    Start: 08/27/2016 - 5:00pm
    End: 08/27/2016 - 8:00pm

    Due to weather concerns this weekend shared with our office by the National Weather Service in Topeka, Student Union Activities is rescheduling the Campus Carnival to Saturday, September 17 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Lied Center parking lot.

    To provide an indoor entertainment option this weekend, SUA is sponsoring a free screening of the movie “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” for the KU campus this Saturday, August 27 in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union at 7:00 p.m. We'll see you there!

  • Hawk Week Bike Ride

    Start: 08/28/2016 - 5:00pm
    End: 08/28/2016 - 6:30pm

    This event will be hosted by the Center for Sustainability which strives to integrate sustainability into education, research, campus operations and campus life.

    Meet beginning at 4:45pm in between Self and Lewis Halls. If you have a helmet, please bring it with you! If you do not have a bike, you can still join us! We'll have a limited number of bikes on loan from Ambler Recreation Center for this event. First come, first served. 

    You will be guided on an easy-going ride through campus by experienced riders to help you feel comfortable and confident riding on the road. They will help you with bike safety rules and tips, show you points of interest, and the best and easiest ways to get around. This is a great chance to become familiar with bike resources on campus, gain confidence in bike skills and bike safety, and make friends!


    For those who want to ride beyond campus, we'll take an optional extended ride to downtown Lawrence, showing how to safely get to community hotspots!

    If you would like to know more about this event or have any questions please contact Jeff Severin at jseverin@ku.edu.

  • Honors Open House

    Start: 08/17/2017 - 9:00am
    End: 08/17/2017 - 4:00pm

    Nunemaker Center will be open to Honors students and their families. Light refreshments will be available. Visitors can learn more about the University Honors Program and our fall semester events and meet the Honors staff. For more information please contact Lesley Owens at lesleyowens@ku.edu.

  • Move-In Day Open House

    Start: 08/17/2017 - 11:00am
    End: 08/17/2017 - 5:00pm

    Ramen Bowls Restaurant will be providing free gourmet ramen all day at Westwood House for new and returning students and their parents, along with water, coffee, cupcakes, air conditioning, and a place to cool off and rest. For more information please contact Shawn Norris at lcmkansas@gmail.com.

  • International Family Welcome

    Start: 08/17/2017 - 3:30pm
    End: 08/17/2017 - 5:00pm

    This event will be an informal reception designed to welcome new international students and scholars with accompanying family members to the university. During the event we will introduce them to the resources and support that International Family Connections provides, and help them connect with both new and experienced international families at KU to build a network that will help them transition successfully to Lawrence and the university. Current international families will be invited to attend to join us in extending our welcome to the new members of our international family community. For more information about this event please contact Michael Ediger at mediger@ku.edu.

  • First Community Meetings

    Start: 08/17/2017 - 5:00pm
    End: 08/17/2017 - 8:00pm

    First Community Meetings are designed to foster belonging among new students at the University of Kansas, while connecting them to experienced student leaders. Students living in on-campus apartments, residence halls, or scholarship halls will attend this meeting in their hall. Students living off-campus will attend their meeting at the Student Recreation Fitness Center from 7-8pm. For those living on-campus - Housing Staff and Orientation Assistants will highlight safety and security information, establish community agreements, and discuss upcoming Hawk Week events. For those living off-campus - Orientation Assistants will highlight ways to get involved and connect at KU while living off-campus. Students will attend Hawk Week events with their RA/Proctor and/or Orientation Assistant following the First Community Meetings. For more information students living on-campus should contact their specific hall and students living off-campus should contact Cornelius Baker at hawkweek@ku.edu.

  • First-Year Welcome

    Start: 08/17/2017 - 8:00pm
    End: 08/17/2017 - 9:30pm

    This event, hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience, 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 with dinner and a live music performance by The Phantastics. The program will help you to meet other new students and highlight the academic and social opportunities available to you. For more information please contact Cornelius Baker at hawkweek@ku.edu.

  • Rock the Rec

    Start: 08/17/2017 - 9:30pm
    End: 08/17/2017 - 12:00am

    This event is hosted by KU Recreation Services which provides students, faculty, and staff with a variety of resources for physical fitness, team and individual sports, classes, and personal training. Come and see what Recreation Services has to offer. Explore the building, check out our services, and take part in our ASRFC #DiscoverAmbler Hawk Week Activity Check List to win prizes. Activities will include KU Fit class demonstrations (check the schedule for specific classes/times here), rock climbing at The Chalk Rock, board games, facility tours, badminton, knockout, lawn games, wallyball, dodgeball, and many more! Be sure to talk with Sport Club team members, learn how to rent out tents, kayaks or stand up paddleboard, or get information on all the programs or services we offer at tables throughout the ASRFC. For more information about this event please visit the website to learn more here or contact KU Recreation Services at recreation@ku.edu. If you want to participate in the activities or class demos, be sure to wear appropriate attire: workout clothes and tennis shoes. See you at Ambler!

  • Jayhawk Jumpstart

    Start: 08/18/2017 - 9:00am
    End: 08/18/2017 - 4:00pm

    Jayhawk Jumpstart extends the conversation started at orientation about how to thrive as part of the KU community. This program, required for all new KU students, focuses on individual and community wellbeing. Students participate in important conversations about social justice, personal safety and community expectations, and health and wellness.  Jayhawk Jumpstart helps students to meet one another and to reflect on those experiences that make us stronger as a community. Students must bring their KUID to this event in order to track attendance.

    Morning session 9 AM-11:45 AM  
    Self, Oswald, GSP, Ellsworth, Scholarship Halls, sorority recruitment participants, and Marching Jayhawks

    Afternoon session 1:00 PM-3:45 PM  
    Oliver, Lewis, Downs, Templin, Hashinger, McCarthy, Jayhawker Towers, fraternity residents, off campus residents

    Need accommodations? Contact the Office of First-Year Experience via email or phone: (785)-864-4270.

    Unable to attend? You can complete an absence request form here.

  • ECM Welcome Back Cookout

    Start: 08/18/2017 - 3:00pm
    End: 08/18/2017 - 7:00pm

    This annual ECM tradition welcomes students and community alike for food and meeting people. Come learn about programs while enjoying a delicious meal. This year, for the first time, the Welcome Back BBQ will be Vegan. We are going to serve up Black Bean Burgers, BBQ Jackfruit, Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw, Cumin Roasted Potatoes, Grilled Vegetables, Salad, Watermelon and more. Not your average BBQ, not your average place! For more information please contact Kim Brook at ecmku@ku.edu.

  • KJHK 90.7 FM Showcase at UnionFest

    Start: 08/18/2017 - 7:00pm
    End: 08/18/2017 - 10:00pm

    KJHK 90.7 FM, KU's award winning student run radio station, will host a local or regional band to perform at a KJHK 90.7 FM showcase during UnionFest on the Plaza outside the Kansas Union. The showcase will kick off with a KJHK DJ set followed by the band’s performance to close out the event and help provide a transition for the crowd into the OMA Block Party. For more information about this event please contact studentunionactivities@gmail.com.

  • UnionFest

    Start: 08/18/2017 - 7:00pm
    End: 08/18/2017 - 10:00pm

    Join Student Union Activities and the Kansas Union for a welcome back event. Six floors of games, prizes, a student organization fair, free food samples, performers, music, and more! This event is an important opportunity to connect to involvement opportunities and services that will enrich your KU experience. 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: suaspecialevents@gmail.com. Phone (785) 864-2435.

  • OMA Block Party

    Start: 08/18/2017 - 9:45pm
    End: 08/18/2017 - 12:00am

    The OMA Block Party is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) which provides services and programming related to academic enrichment, diversity education and social justice to foster an inclusive learning environment for all students. This program is designed to introduce you to the OMA and the services available. Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a student organization showcase, and an energetic & beat-filled dance party directly after UnionFest. If you would like more information about this event please contact Emily Gullickson at emilygullickson@ku.edu.

  • Campus Tour with the Peer Mentors

    Start: 08/19/2017 - 9:00am
    End: 08/19/2017 - 10:30am

    University Honors students are invited to get to know campus with the Honors Peer Mentors and Seminar Assistants! Enjoy a free light breakfast before setting out. For more information please contact Lesley Owens at lesleyowens@ku.edu.

  • One Bus Away

    Start: 08/19/2017 - 10:00am
    End: 08/19/2017 - 12:30pm

    One Bus Away hosted by KU on Wheels and the Office of First-Year Experience is an opportunity for students to learn more about navigating the transit system in Lawrence. During this event students will meet at the Kansas Union to ride bus route 11 to one of two locations (Downtown or 31st & Iowa) with KU on Wheels and Office of First-Year Experience staff. Students will receive tips and tricks on how to use all of the resources that Lawrence transit has to offer by riding a popular bus route. During the ride students will visit locations including - Wal-Mart, Target, Regal Southwind Theater, Dillions, Massachusetts Street, Lawrence Public Library, and more! Join us for a chance to win prizes while learning how to ride the buses in Lawrence. For more information about this event please contact the Hawk Week Coordinator at hawkweek@ku.edu.

  • Game On!

    Start: 08/19/2017 - 10:00am
    End: 08/19/2017 - 2:00pm

    Bring a friend and join in some serious yard gaming before classes begin with the Center for STEM Learning & KU Ultimate Frisbee Teams! Get to know someone else, learn about some student clubs, organizations, and academic programs, and have a good time. Spike ball, can jam, frisbees, giant jenga, hula hoops, water balloons, bean bag toss, and more. Game on! For more information please contact Katrina Rothrock at rothrock@ku.edu.

  • University Honors Program Talks

    Start: 08/19/2017 - 10:30am
    End: 08/19/2017 - 12:00pm

    Not sure where to start with Honors Enhanced Learning Experiences? Honors upperclassmen will share their study abroad, research, internship, and service experiences in 5-7 minute talks. Get inspired! For more information please contact Lesley Owens at lesleyowens@ku.edu.

  • Engineers Rock the Block

    Start: 08/19/2017 - 2:00pm
    End: 08/19/2017 - 3:00pm

    Engineers Rock the Block is a carnival type event geared towards new KU students. The student groups and the engineering student council will have small party games set up. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. The event will be mostly outside in the engineering complex, with additional games inside the leep atrium. For more information about this event please contact the School of Engineering at kuengr@ku.edu.

  • Multicultural Student Government Presents: We Out Here

    Start: 08/19/2017 - 3:00pm
    End: 08/19/2017 - 5:00pm

    MSG Presents: We Out Here is a program designed to welcome incoming multicultural students and connect them to a network and resources while acknowledging how they navigate campus may be different than others. In addition, community partners have been brought in to extend networking opportunities. Our goal is to introduce MSG and make incoming students aware of the ability to participate in student government and advocacy. We want to acknowledge and celebrate the incoming diversity of the student body. Accommodations are available upon request. Contact Trinity Carpenter at TrinityCarpenter@ku.edu with questions.

  • Hawk Fest

    Start: 08/19/2017 - 5:30pm
    End: 08/19/2017 - 7:30pm

    Hawkfest is hosted by The Student Alumni Association (SAA) and the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC). SAA is a great student organization on campus to help you succeed and make the most of your KU experience (i.e. networking with successful KU alumni). SILC coordinates registered university organizations and can help you get connected to services and programs for various populations (i.e. non-traditional students, fraternity/sorority members, students of all gender identities and sexual orientations). At Hawkfest over 150 student organizations table to give you information about the many different groups you can choose to be a part of along with free food and drinks, a climbing wall, music, a photo booth, and the spirit squad which will be present for a pep rally. If you have more questions about this event contact SILC at silcfront@ku.edu or (785) 864-4861.

  • Traditions Night

    Start: 08/19/2017 - 7:30pm
    End: 08/19/2017 - 8:30pm

    Waving the Wheat, the Alma Mater, and the Rock Chalk Chant: Join the Marching Jayhawks, KU Spirit Squad, Kansas Cheer Squad, students, faculty, staff, and other special guests as we explore these and other KU traditions. You'll learn the history, songs, cheers, and customs that are integral to being a true Jayhawk! Traditions Night is coordinated by the Office of Public Affairs. For more information, please contact publicaffairs@ku.edu.

  • Movie on the Hill

    Start: 08/19/2017 - 9:00pm
    End: 08/19/2017 - 11:00pm

    Movie Night on the Hill is hosted by Student Union Activities (SUA) a student organization that creates fun and engaging activities for the KU community. SUA is excited to offer a showing of "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" on the Hill outside Memorial Stadium following Traditions Night. Come relax by the lake and enjoy this special screening after learning all of the great KU traditions! If you have questions about this event please contact Jaclyn Carpenter at carpenterjaclyn@ku.edu or visit SUAevents.com for more information.

  • Honors Convocation

    Start: 08/20/2017 - 9:30am
    End: 08/20/2017 - 11:00am

    At this annual University Honors Program tradition, incoming University Honors students enjoy breakfast with their seminar instructor, seminar assistants, and classmates. Following a brief welcome program, students walk up the hill to symbolize the start of their KU Honors careers! For more information about this event please contact Lesley Owens at lesleyowens@ku.edu.

  • KU Common Book Discussion Groups

    Start: 08/20/2017 - 1:00pm
    End: 08/20/2017 - 2:30pm

    The KU Common Book Discussion will be held by the Office of First-Year Experience. All new students will meet with returning student leaders and faculty, staff and administration to discuss Citizen: An American Lyric, KU's Common Book for 2017-18. Students will be taken to their discussion group by a University staff member. These discussions are an important part of Hawk Week and will help students be better prepared for the academic year ahead. For more information about the KU Common Book Discussion please contact Howard Graham at hgraham@ku.edu.

  • Academic Welcomes

    Start: 08/20/2017 - 3:00pm
    End: 08/20/2017 - 5:00pm

    All new students will attend an Academic Welcome associated with their professional school or the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with the administration, faculty and staff associated with your academic discipline, and prepare for classes the following day. Specific information about your Academic Welcome can be found by clicking here.

     

  • Convocation

    Start: 08/20/2017 - 7:00pm
    End: 08/20/2017 - 8:00pm

    Convocation, the traditional beginning to each academic year at KU, is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod and other speakers will discuss their goals for the coming year and talk about preparing for academic success at KU. The event is coordinated by the Office of Public Affairs. For more information, please contact publicaffairs@ku.edu.

  • Part-Time Job Fair

    Start: 08/21/2017 - 9:00am
    End: 08/21/2017 - 4:00pm

    The event is hosted by the University Career Center which offers a wide range of quality services designed to support and challenge students at all points on the career development and implementation path. The Part-Time Job Fair is meant to give students a free and easy way to search for a part-time job while attending KU. Students have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with prospective employers. Both on-campus and off-campus employers participate in the event. All KU students, undergraduate and graduate, are invited to attend. Anyone who needs employment during school can take advantage of this event. For more information please contact Ann Hartley at ahartley@ku.edu.

  • KU Libraries Open House

    Start: 08/21/2017 - 10:00am
    End: 08/21/2017 - 12:00pm

    KU Libraries Open House is an event in which students can informally meet KU librarians over light refreshments and learn more about how KU Libraries can help them succeed. This event allows students to come and go freely and creates a friendly, welcoming atmosphere in Anschutz Library.

    In an effort to gather more information surrounding "fake news", KU Libraries would like to hear from you! How do you receive news? What news sources do you trust? Do you trust what you read on social media? KU Libraries will have each of these questions written on giant pieces of paper on the main floor of Anschutz Library. We invite you to stop by anytime between August 21-August 25 to write your answers on the paper. Come and go as you please! If you have questions, please let a librarian know at one of the service desks. Your KU librarians can help you evaluate news sources and become more informed students. For more information please contact Jill Becker at jkbecker@ku.edu.

  • Emily Taylor Center Welcome Back Drop-In

    Start: 08/21/2017 - 11:00am
    End: 08/21/2017 - 1:00pm

    The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity is hosting a small open-house to welcome students to campus and tell students about the services and programs offered. Students will receive educational materials as well as buttons. For more information about this event please contact Annie McBride at annie@ku.edu.

  • The Eclipse at KU

    Start: 08/21/2017 - 11:30am
    End: 07/31/2017 - 1:30pm

    Join us August 21 when we observe the solar eclipse. Lawrence, Kansas, will see the sun covered 99.3% in the middle of the day.

    Join the KU Department of Physics and Astronomy and the KU Natural History Museum at the Shenk Sports Complex to view the eclipse and learn more about this solar phenomenon when it peaks at about 1:10 pm. The family-friendly, drop-in event includes science and art activities, telescope viewing with astronomers, and food trucks that will offer lunch. Free eclipse glasses provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please contact Barbara Anthony-Twarog at bjat@ku.edu.

  • Pin the Tail on the Dollar

    Start: 08/21/2017 - 12:00pm
    End: 08/21/2017 - 3:00pm

    As students walk by Wescoe Beach, they will be invited to play Pin the Tail on the Dollar! Blindfolded and spun a few times, students will be given three chances to mark the fake dollars scattered across a white erase board. If the students hit a dollar, they will receive either a gift card or prize. If they don’t hit a dollar, the students go bankrupt and receive a piece of candy. After playing the game students will be given a Student Money Management Services office brochure along with financial literature and handouts. For more information about this event please contact Starla Curley at Student Money Management Services at scurley@ku.edu.

  • Create Your Space

    Start: 08/21/2017 - 3:30pm
    End: 08/21/2017 - 5:30pm

    Whether you are moving into a new space in the residence halls or just readying yourself for new opportunities, you can find your place through art. KU students are invited to collect posters and postcards from the Spencer Museum of Art. There will also be KU trivia and prizes. 
    This event is sponsored by the Spencer Student Advisory Board, KU Student Housing, and the Spencer Museum of Art. For more information about this event please contact Celka Straughn at straughn@ku.edu.

  • Game Night to "Ring In" the Semester!

    Start: 08/22/2017 - 5:00pm
    End: 08/22/2017 - 7:00pm

    Student Money Management Services will host a game night event at Daisy Hill Commons to bring in the start of the fall semester with an evening of games, free food and drinks. Students will play Kahoots, Money Habitudes and other fun financial games! During this event pizza or subs, with chips and refreshments will be provided. This will be a fun way to get to know other students and make new connections or networks. For more information about this event please contact Starla Curley at Student Money Management Services at scurley@ku.edu

  • Pronoun Button Tabling

    Start: 08/23/2017 - 11:00am
    End: 08/23/2017 - 1:00pm

    In collaboration with the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, The Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity would like to talk to new students about the use of gender pronouns. There will be giveaways with educational materials and pronoun buttons to anyone who's interested. For more information about this event please contact Annie McBride at annie@ku.edu.

  • Name That Tune!

    Start: 08/23/2017 - 12:00pm
    End: 08/23/2017 - 3:00pm

    At this event, hosted by Student Money Management Services, students will play a game with money related songs. The winner of the game gets the grand prize. 2nd & 3rd place gets a gift card. During the game students will also talk about how problematic some of these songs are when personal finances are the focus. In order to play students will have to sing the last few words in the songs, full commitment. No shy stuff allowed, and of course all clean edits. For more information about this event please contact Starla Curley at Student Money Management Services at scurley@ku.edu.

  • Art Journal Workshop

    Start: 08/24/2017 - 12:00pm
    End: 08/24/2017 - 3:00pm

    Join the Spencer Museum of Art in creating your very own art journal and make the Museum your own! An art journal is perfect for sketching, journaling, notes, and more. Create this journal from start to finish using different materials, as well as images – or your own sketches - from the Spencer Museum’s collection and the 2017 Common Work of Art. Open to KU students. Materials will be provided. For more information please contact Celka Straughn at straughn@ku.edu.

  • Come Cool Down with Student Money Management Services!

    Start: 08/24/2017 - 12:00pm
    End: 08/24/2017 - 3:00pm

    Student Money Management Services (SMMS) will have a snow cone machine at Wescoe Beach. Everyone likes snow cones on a hot Kansas day, so this will help you go about your day and hopefully make you feel a little more welcome. During this event we will play a financial sorting game where the students will place needs and wants into the correct category placing them under pressure because they will need to submit an answer within 60 seconds. This will make for an awesome day and way to get to know students, make new connections and network. We will also have another table set up with our brochures and financial literature information. For more information please contact Starla Curley with SMMS at scurley@ku.edu.

  • Tea at Three

    Start: 08/24/2017 - 3:00pm
    End: 08/24/2017 - 4:00pm

    Join us for the first Tea at Three of the semester! This event is hosted by Student Union Activities (SUA), a student organization that creates fun and engaging activities for the KU community, and the KU Memorial Unions. At Tea at Three there will be tea and cookies provided every Thursday at 3pm throughout the semester. For more information about Tea at Three please contact SUA at studentunionactivities@gmail.com or SUAevents.com.

  • First-Generation College Student Meet Up

    Start: 08/24/2017 - 5:00pm
    End: 08/24/2017 - 6:30pm

    The First-Generation College Student Meet Up provides a time for freshmen first-generation college students to meet and mingle with other first-generation college students at the University of Kansas. This casual event will be hosted by KU Libraries in conjunction with the Office of First-Year Experience. Librarians and staff will be on-hand to chat and help facilitate conversations. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact the Hawk Week Coordinator at hawkweek@ku.edu.

  • EmPowerment Self Defense Workshop

    Start: 08/24/2017 - 6:00pm
    End: 08/24/2017 - 8:00pm

    The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity would like to invite you to a self-defense workshop during the first week of classes. This event is specifically aimed at students new to KU. For more information please contact Annie McBride at annie@ku.edu.

  • Navigator Fall Kick-Off

    Start: 08/24/2017 - 7:00pm
    End: 08/24/2017 - 9:00pm

    Gather with students from across campus as we kickoff a new year! Connect with new and returning students through sand volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and much more. Learn more about the Navigators and opportunities to grow spiritually alongside others on campus this year. For more information please contact Aaron Trent at aarontrent@ku.edu.

  • Karaoke Night

    Start: 08/24/2017 - 9:00pm
    End: 08/24/2017 - 11:00pm

    Join us for the first Karaoke Night of the semester! This event is hosted by Student Union Activities (SUA), KU's largest student programming board. Karaoke Night occurs on the last Thursday of every month and allows students an opportunity to unwind and have fun in this late night alternative. For more information about Karaoke Night please contact SUA at studentunionactivities@gmail.com. For more information about this event, see SUAevents.com.

  • Gift Bag Give-A-Way

    Start: 08/25/2017 - 9:00am
    End: 08/25/2017 - 11:00am

    Student Money Management Services thinks all Jayhawks need a welcome back care package to help ease the transition back into campus. What better way than to give them a financial care package? Pamphlets for all stages of financial stability will be included, as well as candy and a smile. Our new brochures will be included in the packages, as we are switching locations by the end of the summer. For more information please contact Starla Curley with Student Money Management Services at scurley@ku.edu.

  • Going Global: Language, Culture, & Study Abroad

    Start: 08/25/2017 - 2:00pm
    End: 08/25/2017 - 4:00pm

    Current students will discuss how to get involved in international and intercultural opportunities at KU, including studying a language, participating in Global Partners, studying abroad, and going through the Global Awareness Program. We'll focus on how all Jayhawks have an opportunity to engage with the world without even leaving campus. 

    After the short discussion/Q&A, we will have a small tabling and networking fair so students can learn more about the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the Global Awareness Program, Global Partners, the Area Studies Centers, EGARC, the Applied English Center language partners, and Study Abroad. Snacks will be provided. For more information please contact Melody Stratton at the Office of Study Abroad at melodystratton@ku.edu.

  • KU Sustainability Walking Tour

    Start: 08/25/2017 - 3:30pm
    End: 08/25/2017 - 5:00pm

    Led by staff in the KU Center for Sustainability, this walking tour will introduce students to the natural history of the campus landscape and to the features and functions of the KU built environment. Together we'll explore how these aspects of campus interact and how sustainability concepts are applied to strive for a KU that's efficient, aware, and equitable, both for our campus community and our region. For more information please contact Kim Criner at kcriner@ku.edu.

  • Rock-A-Hawk

    Start: 08/25/2017 - 8:00pm
    End: 08/25/2017 - 11:00pm

    Drawing over 3,000 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. For more information about Rock-A-Hawk please contact Alan Jones at Al.jones@ku.edu.

  • Super Service Saturday

    Start: 08/26/2017 - 11:00am
    End: 08/26/2017 - 2:30pm

    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 600-700 students at more than 20 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 by 2:30 PM, as volunteering ends at around 2:00 PM. For more information about this event please contact the Center for Community Outreach at cco@ku.edu.

  • Livin' in the City

    Start: 08/26/2017 - 7:00pm
    End: 08/26/2017 - 11:00pm

    This event is your opportunity to start enjoying the city of Lawrence and to explore what it means to be part of the Lawrence community. Enjoy music, food trucks, and a movie at the Lawrence Public Library. We will show Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on the plaza lawn. Please bring a blanket or beach towel for seating. Bus transportation will be provided to and from the event with bus stops at the Kansas Union and Daisy Hill. KU ID is required for entrance. Non-traditional students may pick up tickets for family members at the Office of First-Year Experience, 145 Strong Hall, starting on August 19th.

    Co-sponsored by the Office of First-Year Experience, the Center for Service Learning, and Downtown Lawrence, Inc. For any questions please contact hawkweek@ku.edu.

  • Planning Your Honors Path: Where Can Honors Take You?

    Start: 08/27/2017 - 12:00pm
    End: 08/27/2017 - 4:00pm

    This continuation of the University Honors orientation will introduce Honors students to the program's curriculum while helping them plan their unique paths at KU. Lunch will be provided, so Honors students are strongly encouraged to RSVP in advance with dietary restrictions to HonorsRSVP@ku.edu.

  • Hawk Week Bike Ride

    Start: 08/27/2017 - 5:00pm
    End: 08/27/2017 - 7:00pm

    In order to help orient new students to biking safely and confidently around campus and using a bike to connect to other Lawrence resources, the Center for Sustainability and Bicycle Advisory Committee will lead three group rides departing from and returning to the Visitor's Center Parking Lot at Daisy Hill. 

    The three rides will provide options for different skill levels, including: 
    1. Learning safety tips practice skill drills in the parking lot - new riders, no previous experience necessary. 
    2. Exploring riding on streets and into downtown - all levels, should know how to ride a bike
    3. A longer exploratory ride through downtown, across bridge and connecting to trails - all levels, should know how to ride a bike

    Multiple guides and experienced riders from the Bicycle Advisory Committee will lead each ride while sharing safety lessons and noting points of interest. Students who do not yet have a bike will be able to borrow one provided by Ambler's Outdoor Pursuits (first come, first serve).  

    At the conclusion of each ride at Daisy Hill, dinner will be provided in order to ensure students have a solid meal before class the next day while being able to relax and socialize with fellow riders. For more information please contact Kim Criner at kcriner@ku.edu.


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