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Registration For Orientation

Students who plan to begin their KU education in the Spring 2017 semester may register for Orientation beginning on October 3, 2016. Students who plan to begin their KU education in the Summer or Fall 2017 semesters may register for Orientation beginning on February 1, 2017. The Office of First-Year Experience has established guidelines to help make your orientation experience a success. Please read the information on this page before you register for Orientation.

Registering and paying the enrollment deposit

  • Register online as soon as possible. The Office of First-Year Experience isn’t able to accept fax, phone, or email registrations or day-of-program registrations.
  • If you are a freshman, pay your enrollment deposit at least one hour before registering. If you haven’t done so, you won’t be able to register for orientation.
  • If you are a transfer student, a transfer enrollment deposit will be applied to your student account after you enroll in classes and does not need to be paid in order to register for orientation.
  • If your intended major or contact information has changed, update your official KU record. Please allow five business days for all updates to be processed.
  • If you are waiting to be admitted to a school or program, contact that school or program directly for status updates or questions. 
  • If you have been admitted to two schools and one of them is a freshman-entry school (architecture, business, engineering, journalism, music, arts) the orientation date options listed in the registration form will be based on the freshman-entry school, as advising is provided by their staff. 

Before orientation

  • Wait until you have received confirmation of your orientation date before making travel arrangements. When making travel arrangements, keep in mind that you should be on campus until 5:00 p.m.
  • If you have earned college credit or dual credit in high school, request that your official transcripts be sent to the KU Office of Admissions at least two weeks before your orientation session. Failure to supply information on college credit will delay your advising and enrollment and could result in inappropriate course selection. If there isn’t time to send a transcript before orientation, bring an official transcript or a grade report with you.

While at orientation

Not planning to attend KU?

Please update your application and learn about enrollment deposit refunds.

Registration fees and cancellations

  • If you have registered for orientation and you or your registered guests cannot attend, you must cancel those registrations in writing by 5:00 p.m. one week before your assigned orientation date to receive a refund. More on cancellations and refunds.
  • If you attend orientation, but do not attend KU, you will be billed for any registration fees. The enrollment deposit you paid will cover your orientation session. You may qualify for a partial refund of your enrollment deposit. Learn about enrollment deposit refunds.

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