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Directions and Parking

Directions

Orientation sessions are held in the Kansas Union, located at 1301 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045. You can click on the map below for directions via Google Maps. Due to significant campus construction in the summer, we recommend the following route for I-70.

  • From I-70, take exit 204, then turn left (south) onto North 2nd street. North 2nd Street becomes Massachusetts Street.
  • Turn right (west) onto East 10th street.
  • Turn left (south) onto Ohio street.
  • Turn right (west) onto 12th street.
  • Turn left (south) onto Oread Avenue.
  • Turn right into the Mississippi street parking garage. The garage is adjacent to the Kansas Union and directly across from the Adams Alumni Center.

Parking

Please park in the Mississippi Street Parking Garage, north of the Kansas Union. We will provide an exit pass to pay for your parking at checkout. Due to construction, you must enter the parking garage on the top level via Jayhawk Boulevard. Visit Parking and Transit for more information.

Air Travel

If you are flying to Kansas City International, please note that the airport is approximately an hour away from the Lawrence campus. Information concerning ground transportation can be found below. Orientation programming is scheduled until 5:00 p.m. It is recommended to not book flights earlier than 7:30 p.m.

Accommodations

The University of Kansas has negotiated special rates at Lawrence hotels for students and parents/guests attending an orientation program. Contact the hotel directly for date availability and their special orientation rate. You must mention "KU Orientation" when booking your room to receive the discount.​

Best Western
2301 Iowa Street
785-843-9100

The Eldridge
701 Massachusetts Street
785-749-5011

The Oread
1200 Oread Avenue
785-843-1200

Virginia Inn
2903 W. 6th Street
785-843-6611

Hampton Inn
2300 W. 6th Street
785-841-4994

Doubletree by Hilton
200 McDonald Drive
785-841-7077

Holiday Inn Express
3411 Iowa Street
785-749-7555

Towne Place Suites Marriott
900 New Hampshire Street
785-842-8800

 

Helpful Travel Links

Lawrence Travel Information
Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau
Kansas City International Airport (airport and shuttle information)
Kansas Turnpike
Kansas Department of Transportation
University of Kansas Summer Construction Map

 


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