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Hawk Week

Over 10 days of free events, you'll learn the traditions that unite us, meet the people who inspire us, and experience the spirit that defines us.

Hawk Week KU


Aug. 22 - Sept. 1

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How to prepare

You’ll receive further details about Hawk Week at Orientation and through your KU email. Here are a few ways to prepare for your first week:

  • Read the KU Common Book you received at Orientation. Bring your copy to Hawk Week and be ready to discuss “Outside” by Kiese Laymon, “Blood Brother” by Sarah Smarsh, and two other essays of your choosing.
  • Download the Hawk Week app and review the event schedule.
  • Plan to be on campus by Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 — that’s Move-In Day and the first day of Hawk Week.
  • If you require a reasonable accommodation for Hawk Week, please notify the Office of First-Year Experience by Aug. 2 at 785-864-4270 or via e-mail at

Submissions for Hawk Week 2019 programming are closed. If you or your team would like to sponsor a program for next year’s Hawk Week, we encourage you to do so when submissions reopen.

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