What to bring to orientation
KU Online ID Login Information
You will need your login information in order to enroll in your classes. This is the same information you used to register for Orientation. If you do not remember your ID, you may contact Information Technology for assistance.
Government Issued Photo ID
You will need a photo ID in order to receive your official KU Card. The only acceptable forms of government-issued photo IDs include driver’s license, passport, military ID, state ID, or green card.
Official (Sealed) or Unofficial Transcripts
This is only required if you have taken college courses at a different institution that have not yet been added to your record. It is important to bring this paperwork, because advisors may suggest taking different classes based on your previous experience. Official transcripts should be submitted to Admissions by July 1.
List of AP/IB Exams Taken in the Past Year
This is only required if you have an AP/IB exam score that has not yet been added to your record. It is important to bring this paperwork, because advisors may suggest taking different classes based on your previous experience. Scores are typically added to your record in early July. If your Orientation session is in June, your advisor will help you make adjustments as needed if your scores earn you placement in a higher-level course.
Math and/or Language Placement Exam Scores (If Applicable)
Many students chose to take placement exams to gain entry into higher-level courses. Many language exams may be taken online. Students may take the math placement exam during Orientation, but should register in advance. Make sure you come prepared with placement exam scores to help your advisor form the best schedule for you.
Students will walk with their Student-to-Student groups from the Kansas Memorial Union to their assigned enrollment lab. This may be about a 10 minute walk across campus, so be sure to have comfortable shoes to get around. If accommodations are needed, please contact the Office of First-Year Experience or the Academic Achievement and Access Center.
The Kansas Union has the tendency to be chilly during the day. Even though it may be warm outside, you still may want to bring an extra layer, just in case.
Be sure to check the weather report before you travel. Kansas has a reputation for quick weather changes. We don’t want you to get caught in the rain.