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Winter Welcome Week |  February 1 to February 5

(Virtual events highlighted in blue.)

Social Spirit Week with the College

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Dean's Office

Join the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for a virtual spirit week celebration! Learn about double-majoring, research, advising, and more. To participate, follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook at @kucollege. For more information, contact the College Dean’s Office at clasdean@ku.edu.

KU Libraries Icebreaker

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by the KU Libraries

This VoiceThread tutorial is focused on introducing new users to KU Libraries resources. Created with the outcomes to provide a foundation of where to start for first-year students when navigating KU Library resources, and locating a librarian. It also provides a brief backdrop to library scholarship that studied students’ view of libraries and librarians, as well as, library anxiety. There is also an opportunity to collect a First-year experience T-shirt. Use this link to access the VoiceThread tutorial: https://ku.voicethread.com/share/16768519/. For information or questions, contact, L.Marie Avila avila@ku.edu

We Demand: KU Student Protest & Activism Escape Room

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Event   |  Hosted by KU Libraries

The University of Kansas is, first and foremost, its students. Their demands, activism, and protest have driven change for the better throughout the existence of the school.. Explore the history of student activism at KU by searching through the Libraries' archives for clues to help make your demands heard in this fictional march for progress. This online puzzle is appropriate for all levels of escape room experience! To access this event, use this link https://platform.breakoutedu.com/game/play/we-demand-636307-FKJ532TKCU. For more information, contact Samantha Bishop Simmons at sabsim86@ku.edu.

Welcome Tables

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  |  Kansas Union-Jayhawk Walk  |   Hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience & Division of Student Affairs

The Welcome Back Tables are designed to help students navigate campus on their first day of class by giving directions and answering questions. If you have questions, please contact the Office of First-Year Experience at firstyear@ku.edu.

Warm Up with FYE

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  |  Kansas Union-Jayhawk Walk  |  Hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience

Take a break from your Winter Welcome Week festivities and join the Office of First-Year Experience at one of our Grab & Go stations for a delicious treat and to receive some KU swag! Be sure to attend this event on time, items will be given on a first come first serve basis. For more information, contact the Office of First-Year Experience at firstyear@ku.edu.

Spring Community Meeting

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience

Spring Community Meetings are designed to foster belonging among new students at the University of Kansas, while connecting them to experienced student leaders. For this session, Orientation Assistants will highlight ways to get involved and connect at KU while being new to KU. To attend this event, students must register in advance using this registration link: https://kansas.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkcuGqqTsuH9Ic_N6c_IKTJwMdK4UT27fB.  For more information, please contact the Office of First-Year Experience at firstyear@ku.edu.

Workshop: Make Zines, Create Community, Do Feminism!

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity (ETCWGE)

Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity (ETCWGE) encourages making zines as a way of creating community and doing feminism. Join the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity during Winter Welcome Week for a virtual mini-zine making workshop via Zoom. Learn more about zines -- how they foster community-building and feminist practice -- as well as our Spring 2021 zine programming, including biweekly Virtual Zine Club meetings co-hosted by Students United for Reproductive & Gender Equity (SURGE) and our second collaborative zine project Smash the Patriarchy! To attend this event, students must register in advance using this registration link: https://forms.gle/QuY3Q9C9ei7AhvNJ8

How to Attend a Virtual Career Fair

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by the University Career Center

Need help preparing for the February 17 Career and Internship Expo?  This workshop will walk you through how to attend a virtual career fair using our virtual platform, Career Fair Plus.  You will gain valuable career fair tips and tricks and explore how to search for employers and schedule appointments. Bring your questions! Students should use this meeting ID: 95007432863 and passcode: 0000 to access the session. Contact Marshall Miller at marshall.miller@ku.edu for more information. 

Welcome Tables

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  |  Kansas Union-Jayhawk Walk  |  Hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience & Division of Student Affairs

The Welcome Back Tables are designed to help students navigate campus on their first day of class by giving directions and answering questions. If you have questions, please contact the Office of First-Year Experience at firstyear@ku.edu.

Queer Coffee Hour

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity, Kansas Union, 4th floor  |  Hosted by the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity

The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity at the University of Kansas is excited to welcome new Jawhawks to campus in our brand new center. Please join us for our first queer coffee hour of the year. Stop by, grab a snack, and meet the SGD team. You can learn about the exciting events and programs that we have coming up this year, and connect with other Jayhawks.

Student Senate Welcome

4 - 5 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by Student Senate

The University of Kansas Student Senate is the primary advocate for students on campus. This session offered by Student Senate will explain student senate funding, a breakdown of our achievements, and how YOU should get involved to be a part of the change! This event will also serve as an opportunity for new students to network. Meeting ID: 934 6094 2049; Link: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/93460942049; Passcode: 1234

Adrift with SAPEC: An Outer Space Video Game About Consent

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

Come join the Sexual Assault Prevention Education Center and play the video game ADRIFT! To attend this event, participants must sign into Zoom using their KU ID.  Zoom link: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/96860470769, meeting ID: 968 6047 0769, passcode: 54321. For more information, email sapec@ku.edu

Sunflower Showdown Watch Party

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  |  Kansas Union, 3rd Floor  |  Hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience & Student Union Activities

Every Jayhawk should experience at least one KU basketball game in their time at KU! Join the Office of First-Year Experience and Student Union Activities for a Sunflower Showdown Watch Party! Enjoy free food while connecting with other Jayhawks! To adhere to #ProtectKU, we are limiting attendance, please register for this event here: suaevents.com/tickets. For more information, please contact the Office of First-Year Experience at firstyear@ku.edu.

Welcome Back Treats with SILC!

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  |  Daisy Hill  |  Hosted by the Student Involvement and Leadership Center

Join the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) for a free treat outside Mrs. E’s on Daisy Hill! Learn more about how to get involved and find your community at KU! Follow @KU_SILC on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on our events and email silcfront@ku.edu with any questions.

Jayhawk Money Talk

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by Student Money Management Services

Hosted by Student Money Management Services, Jayhawk Money Talk introduces students to some fun financial concepts and introduce on-campus resources. This event is aimed at helping students learn more about personal finance and help new and existing KU students avoid financial pitfalls and guide them to resources that could be useful during their time at KU. Topics that his event will cover include but not limited to: budgeting, credit cards, student loans, identity theft, and investing. To attend this event, participants must sign into Zoom using their KU ID.  Zoom link: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/96424334871, meeting ID: 964 2433 4871, passcode: 303563. For more information, email money@ku.edu.

Gallery Games in the Virtual Museum

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art

Get to know some of the art on campus and meet other KU students in this virtual, interactive activity. Join your peers for gallery bingo and a guided virtual tour of the Spencer Museum of Art galleries. Visit in person when the galleries reopen to the public later in the month; check the website for updates on reservations and hours: https://www.spencerart.ku.edu/plan-your-visit. To attend this event, participants must sign into Zoom using their KU ID. Zoom information can be found here: Meeting ID: 916 9583 9231, Passcode: 4321 and Link: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/91695839231.

Opportunities Fair: Living & Wellbeing | Social and Community Support

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  |  Kansas Union: Kansas Room & Malott  |  Hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience

Engage campus resources and departments to support you in being well, discovering involvement opportunities, finding your flock, and exploring your intellectual and career interests. For more information, contact the Office of First-Year Experience at firstyear@ku.edu.

First-Generation Open House

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience, Office of Multicultural Affairs, KU Student Housing, and TRIO

Do you identify as first-generation and searching for community? Join the KU first-generation community by participating in the First-Generation Open House hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience, Office of Multicultural Affairs, KU Student Housing and KU TRIO for an evening of free food and fellowship. Build community with first-generation students, staff, and faculty and make connections with the people and resources on campus that can help you navigate your KU experience. This is event is for students, faculty and staff who identify as first-generation, only and to attend this event, attendees must register in advance using this registration link. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event or have general questions, please contact the Office of First-Year Experience at firstyear@ku.edu.

Cocoa, Cookies & Chats with FYE & UASC

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  |   Kansas Union, Ballroom (5th Floor)   |  Hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience

Start the semester off feeling confident about your studies and the resources here at KU to support your success.  Join us for Cocoa, Cookies, and Chats, an in-person event where you can have a delicious snack while learning about tutoring, supplemental instruction, how to better manage your time, and more! If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Office of First-Year Experience at firstyear@ku.edu.  

Exploring Service and Civic Engagement at KU

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by the Center for Service Learning

This event will feature a panel of student leaders, each representing a different organizations focused on service or civic engagement. These students will share their personal stories about getting involved in service and the Lawrence community, as well as resources for incoming students looking to get involved. The panel will be moderated by CSL staff members, who will also provide resources from their office throughout the event. To attend this event, please use this link: tinyurl.com/WWServicePanelCSL For more information, contact the Center for Service Learning at csl@ku.edu.

Tea at Three

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  |  Kansas Union, Jayhawk Walk (4th Floor)  |  Hosted by Student Union Activities

Join Student Union Activities every Thursday at 3 pm for tea and cookies!

To adhere to #ProtectKU, we are limiting attendance, please register for this event here: suaevents.com/tickets. See how we are keeping you safe at our events here: suaevents.com/covid19. If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 7 business days in advance of the event to Student Union Activities. Email: studentunionactivities@gmail.com. Phone (785) 864-7469. TTY: 711

Five Tech Tips for Your Time at KU

5 - 5:45 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by KU Information Technology (KU IT)

This session will focus on technology that's available to KU students and how to access it. We'll cover free and reduced software, tech that's helpful for coursework, and collaboration tools. To attend this event, participants must sign into Zoom using their KU ID.  Zoom link: https://kansas.zoom.us/j/98022148619 , meeting ID: 98022148619, passcode: 724104. For more information, please contact Julie Hartness at jahart@ku.edu.

Museum Trivia with the KU Natural History Museum!

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by the KU Natural History Museum

Enjoy a fun online game of trivia about the KU Natural History Museum! There will be highlights of famous exhibits, cool facts about important specimens, interesting museum history tidbits, and more! Learn about our awesome 120-year-old natural history museum on campus and how it plays a role in the KU student experience. Winners will receive terrific museum-themed prizes! To attend this event, participants must sign into Zoom using their KU ID. Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/kunhm-museum-trivia; Passcode: 2021; Meeting ID 933 8845 0417. Contact Eleanor Gardner at eleanor.gardner@ku.edu for more information.

KU Trivia Night

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience

So you know to yell Rock Chalk Jayhawk but why Rock Chalk and what the heck is a Jayhawk anyway?! Test your knowledge on these and many more KU factoids and tidbits on KU Trivia Night! Please register via this link. For more information, contact the Office of First-Year Experience at firstyear@ku.edu.  

Study Abroad Drop-In Advising

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Event  |  Hosted by Study Abroad & Global Engagement

Students interested in exploring any aspect of studying, interning, or conducting research abroad while at KU can “drop-in” for virtual advising through the instructions below.  We will be available to answer questions about how study abroad works, where you can go, and how students can best plan for an international experience.  We look forward to meeting with you as you develop your study abroad plans! Students should use this meeting ID: 960 8744 3214  and passcode: 2021 to access the session. For more information, contact studyabroad@ku.edu.

KU Bingo

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  Kansas Union, Ballroom (5th Floor)  |  Hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience

Join the Office of First-Year Experience for a KU Campus Resource Bingo Extravaganza! Learn and become familiar with on-campus resources, organizations and locations on campus! For more information, please contact the Office of First-Year Experience at firstyear@ku.edu.

Opportunities Fair: Academic Success | Experiential Learning

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  |  Kansas Union, Kansas & Malott Rooms (6th Floor)  |  Hosted by the Office of First-Year Experience

Engage campus resources and departments to support you in being well, discovering involvement opportunities, finding your flock, and exploring your intellectual and career interests. For more information, contact the Office of First-Year Experience at firstyear@ku.edu.

Friday Nights on Daisy Hill

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  |  Daisy Hill  |  Hosted by Student Union Activities

Join Student Union Activities every Friday on Daisy Hill! On February 5, we will be tabling and informing residents on upcoming events, as well as our end of semester giveaways!

If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 7 business days in advance of the event to Student Union Activities. Email: studentunionactivities@gmail.com. Phone (785) 864-7469. TTY: 711


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