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Our response to COVID-19

We’re committed to ensuring the health and well-being of everyone in our community, including soon-to-be-Jayhawks and their families. That’s why we’ve decided to offer Orientation in both in-person and online modalities. 

Rest assured: Whether on the Hill or in the comfort of your living room, you’ll still learn everything you to need to know to enjoy a great first year at KU.

Our office is operating remotely and you can reach us at or 785-864-4270 during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Office of First-Year Experience works with you as you transition to the University of Kansas. Our programs are designed to challenge and support you across your first year and connect you to the outstanding opportunities that will help you excel at KU and beyond.

Congratulations, Jayhawk! You have so much to look forward to.

Register for an Orientation session,
learn how to prepare, and more.



Through these small two- and three-credit hour courses, you’ll meet other new students, learn about innovative work happening at the university, and enhance academic skills that will serve as a foundation for your studies at KU.



Learning Communities

Learning communities link a seminar to a residence hall or a second course. You will explore topics in greater depth through a collaborative learning environment.


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