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Hawk Week

Hawk Week is your official welcome to the University of Kansas.

Before Hawk Week

  • You will receive detailed information about Hawk Week at your Orientation session and through your KU e-mail
  • Read the KU Common Book that you receive at Orientation
  • Most new students living in student housing will move into residence halls on Thursday, August 22, 2019. For information about early move-in, please contact Student Housing at 785-864-4560 or via e-mail at
  • If you require a reasonable accommodation for Hawk Week, please notify the Office of First-Year Experience by Aug. 2nd, 2019 at 785-864-4270 or via e-mail at



During Hawk Week

  • Become part of KU traditions
  • Discover campus resources and involvement opportunities
  • Meet fellow Jayhawks
  • Interact with experienced student leaders 
  • Learn how to navigate campus, ride the bus, and find your classrooms


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