To ensure the health and well-being of current and soon-to-be-Jayhawks, the Office of First-Year Experience has decided to move all summer Orientation sessions to an online-only-format.
We regret that we won’t be able to provide students with an in-person experience on Mount Oread. But we can guarantee that you’ll still learn everything you need to know to get a flying start into your first year.
We’re currently putting the finishing touches on new schedule details. In the meantime, visit our Orientation FAQ and keep an eye on your inbox for important updates about online summer sessions.
In addition to the Orientation Team, you’ll also meet advising staff, campus partners, and other new Jayhawks.
Our Orientation Assistants are current KU students who are trained to help you get the most out of your Orientation experience. They’ll be with you throughout the day, answering your questions, offering advice, and preparing you for Jayhawk life.
Each Orientation staff member is from the Office of First-Year Experience, which means they’re experts at providing new students with the information and tools they need to excel in their first semesters at KU. Together, they organize and oversee the Orientation process.
Your online Orientation session schedule »
Review the schedule for a detailed look at the virtual events you’ll attend at Orientation, as well as the help rooms available to you throughout the day.
Shortly before your Orientation session, we’ll email you further details about your Student to Student group and advising appointment.
Live webinars and panels
The Office of First-Year Experience will host supplementary webinars on Mondays from 2-3 p.m. Conducted live over Zoom, these webinars will address questions we’ve received from students and other guests and cover other important topics related to your first year at KU.
June 8 | More than just a program: TRIO, SES, & STEM
Learn more about the tutoring, mentoring, and life guidance TRIO SES & STEM provides to low-income and first-generation students, and students with disabilities, and how it directly helps them reach their personal and academic goals.
June 15 | Academic preparation
In a conversation with the Academic Achievement and Access Center, the KU Writing Center, and KU Libraries, you'll learn about the resources and study habits that will help you perform your best.
June 22 | Experiential learning
If the idea of studying abroad, giving back to your community, or conducting research is exciting to you, then tune in to this conversation with the Office of Study Abroad & Global Engagement, Center for Service Learning, and Undergraduate Research.
Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity, and the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity in a conversation about building community, support, involvement opportunities, and resources for marginalized individuals at KU.
July 13 | Student involvement
Hear from the Student Involvement and Leadership Center and Sorority & Fraternity Life on ways you can get involved and join sorority and fraternity organizations on campus.
July 20 | Living on campus
Join us for an informative session with Student Housing and KU Dining to learn more about employment and involvement opportunities, and services available to students living on campus.
Other Monday webinars
In addition to the rotating webinar topics listed above, we’ll host recurring webinar panels with the staff and faculty who will be supporting you at KU.
11-11:45 a.m. | Living and Thriving
This conversation will focus on Jayhawk life and your personal and academic success. We’ll be joined by representatives from KU resources like Student Housing, Dining Services, Parking & Transit, and Watkins Health Services.
1-1:45 p.m. | Campus well-being panel
Learn about the many ways KU centers security, health, and wellness in the student experience. In these conversations, we’ll be joined by representatives from the Public Safety Office, Student Affairs, and the Sexual Assault and Prevention Education Center.
If you’re unable to attend a live webinar, you can still view the following prerecorded presentations, which cover similar topics and which you may access at your leisure.
- Supporting Your First-Generation Student
- Supporting Your Student’s Academic Experience
- Financial Services
- Student Money Management
Although webinars and prerecorded sessions are geared toward parents and guests, students are encouraged to participate.