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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 2018 may register for Orientation beginning Feb. 1, 2018. Students who plan to begin in spring 2019 will be able to register for Orientation beginning Oct. 1, 2018. All Orientation programs take place in the Kansas Union. Sessions are full-day events and last from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 2018 may register for Orientation beginning Feb. 1, 2018. Students who plan to begin in spring 2019 will be able to register for Orientation beginning Oct. 1, 2018. All Orientation programs take place in the Kansas Union. You may choose either full- or half-day sessions. Full-day sessions last from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Half-day sessions are from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Enrollment Deposit

A transfer enrollment deposit will be applied to your student account after you enroll in classes; you don't need to pay this deposit to register for Orientation.

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

If significant hardship or contractual obligations keep you from attending an Orientation, you may be granted an exception to attend a late session in August. To do so, complete our Exception Request form.

Open Enrollment

Students who are admitted to KU but do not attend an Orientation session may enroll during Open Enrollment, which occurs on the Thursday prior to the first day of class each semester.

That day, visit the Office of First-Year Experience in Strong Hall, Room 133, to begin your enrollment process. You will attend a brief introductory session, then visit with an academic advisor. Your advisor will help you enroll in classes.

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