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FRESHMAN & TRANSFER STEPS TO ORIENTATION

 

Register for Orientation

Below, you'll find everything you need to know about Orientation registration. We recommend registering as soon as possible to ensure the best choice of session dates.

FRESHMAN REGISTRATION

Students who plan to begin in summer or fall 2019 may register for Orientation beginning Feb. 1, 2019. Students who plan to begin in spring 2020 will be able to register for Orientation beginning Oct. 1, 2019. All Orientation programs take place in the Kansas Union. Orientation is a full-day program running from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students are required to attend all sessions to complete the Orientation day. 

Enrollment Deposit

You must 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. Your deposit covers programs throughout your first year at KU, as well as your KU ID card, which we call a KU Card.

Registration

Before registering, you will be prompted to enter your KU online ID and password. You can set up your online ID here.

On the registration page, you’ll find dates with sessions that fit your academic interests. You may also register guests.

Your academic advisor will work with you to plan academic requirements that support your interests. If you've been admitted to a professional school (architecture & design, business, education, engineering, journalism, music, social welfare) and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Orientation dates listed on your registration form will be based on the professional school. If you've been admitted to two professional schools, the Orientation dates listed on your registration form will be based on your primary academic program.

 

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TRANSFER REGISTRATION

Students who plan to begin in summer or fall 2019 may register for Orientation beginning Feb. 1, 2019. Students who plan to begin in spring 2020 will be able to register for Orientation beginning Oct. 1, 2019. All Orientation programs take place in the Kansas Union. Orientation is a full-day program running from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students are required to attend all sessions to complete the Orientation day. 

Enrollment Deposit

Transfer students do not pay an enrollment deposit. However, they will have a one-time $171 new student fee placed on their student account after enrolling in KU courses. This fee covers Orientation, First-Year Programs, and KU Card. After enrollment, this fee is non-refundable.

Registration

Before registering, you will be prompted to enter your KU online ID and password. You can set up your online ID here.

On the registration page, you’ll find dates with sessions that fit your academic interests. You may also register guests.

 

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CHANGE & CANCELLATIONS

Changing Your Date

If your plans change, you can reschedule your Orientation session. Date changes must be made online by 5 p.m. one week prior to the session you want to attend.

Canceling Your Date

If you no longer plan to attend KU, please update your application. Completing this form will automatically cancel the Orientation session for you and your guests.

If you plan to attend KU but need to cancel a guest reservation, please email firstyear@ku.edu. Guest cancellations must be submitted in writing by 5 p.m. one week before Orientation or fees will be non-refundable.

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EXCEPTION REQUEST

Orientation is a requirement for all incoming students, however, if significant hardship or contractual obligations keep you from attending an Orientation, you may be granted an exception. To do so, complete our Exception Request form for consideration. 

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment, which occurs on the Thursday prior to the first day of class each semester, is an abreviated Orientation program. Please contact First-Year Experience if you are interested in attending this event. 

That day, visit the Office of First-Year Experience on the 4th floor of Summerfield Hall, to begin your enrollment process. You will attend a brief welcome session, then have a 1-on-1 appointment with an academic advisor. Your advisor will help you enroll in classes. 

Click here for Fall 2019 Open Enrollment Instructions. 

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