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Hawk Week

Hawk Week 2016 will run from August 18-August 28.

Hawk Week is the official welcome week at the University of Kansas. It is designed to help you:

Discover everything that KU has to offer,

Engage with and build connections to faculty, staff and fellow students, and

Belong to your new campus community.

All of the events are free and open to all KU Students, therefore registration is not required. Those living in residence halls will be guided through Hawk Week by assigned Hawk Week Leaders and their Resident Assistants. Hawk Week Leaders will provide you support and guidance throughout Hawk Week and into the first semester. Students living off-campus will receive special communications on how to get connected to Hawk Week.

We encourage all first-year students to attend. Hawk Week will allow you to get to know others, and those connections are invaluable as you start your Jayhawk journey. Additionally, the habits you create during your first couple of weeks on campus set the stage for your semester, and participation in Hawk Week will ensure that you get started on the right foot.

Signature Events

Signature events are opportunities for you to gather with fellow students, while building relationships, learning of the opportunities available at KU, and preparing for academic life at the University. Programming also presents information essential to your success as a student.


Full Event Schedule

While signature events are highlighted for the reasons listed above, there are a large number of other events that will connect you to information and campus individuals around various interests you have. The complete Hawk Week 2016 schedule will be available on July 11. In the meantime, please explore the full schedule for descriptions of all Hawk Week 2015 events.


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