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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. 

COVID-19 Important Update: As of March 23, 2020 at 10:15 AM, in light of recent events with COVID-19, KU & the Office of First-Year Experience has made the difficult decision to cancel our April 17th & 18th Orientation dates. Although this wasn’t an easy decision, your well-being, as well as that of our faculty and staff, is our top priority. We ask that you log into the Orientation registration portal to select a summer Orientation date. For questions, please contact us at 785-864-4270 or firstyear@ku.edu.  

FRESHMAN REGISTRATION

What is Orientation? When is it offered?

Orientation is a one-day program where you enroll in your first semester of classes, connect with fellow Jayhawks, and discover resources and opportunities at KU.

Your Orientation day:

  • Is a full-day program from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (all sessions required)
  • Takes place on the Lawrence Campus
  • Consists of student and guest programming

Orientation for fall 2020 freshmen takes place in the summer. Dates are based upon your major/academic interest.

When can I register?

Students who plan to begin in summer or fall 2020 may register for Orientation beginning February 3, 2020, as long as the enrollment deposit has been paid. Students starting at KU in spring 2021 may register beginning October 1, 2020.

You must pay your enrollment deposit at least one hour before registering. Your deposit covers Orientation and enrollment, programs throughout your first year at KU, as well as your KU ID card, which we call a KU Card.

How do I register?

To register, you will need your KU online ID and password. You can set up your online ID here.

Below you will find the link to the registration website. You can log back in at any time to update your information, see available dates, or register guests. Be sure to click “SUBMIT” for your registration to be finalized.

REGISTER

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TRANSFER REGISTRATION

What is Orientation? When is it offered?

Orientation is a one-day program where you enroll in your first semester of classes, connect with fellow Jayhawks, and discover resources and opportunities at KU.

Your Orientation day:

  • Is a full-day program from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (all sessions required)
  • Takes place on the Lawrence Campus
  • Consists of student and guest programming

Orientation for fall 2020 transfer students takes place in spring and summer. Dates are based upon your major/academic interest.

When can I register?

Students who plan to begin in summer or fall 2020 may register for Orientation beginning February 3, 2020. Students starting at KU in spring 2021 may register beginning October 1, 2020. 

All transfer students are required to pay a one-time $171 new student fee. This fee is placed on your student account after enrolling in KU courses and covers Orientation and enrollment, as well as your KU ID card, which we call a KU Card. After enrollment, this fee is non-refundable.

How do I register?

To register, you will need your KU online ID and password. You can set up your online ID here.

Below you will find the link to the registration website. You can log back in at any time to update your information, see available dates, or register guests. Be sure to click “SUBMIT” for your registration to be finalized.

REGISTER

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CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS

Changing Your Date

You can log back in to the registration website to view other available dates and make changes to your reservation. Date changes must be made by 5 p.m. CT one week prior to the session you were originally scheduled to attend.

Canceling a Guest

If a registered guest does not plan to attend Orientation, please email firstyear@ku.edu or call 785-864-4270 to cancel their reservation. Guest cancellations must be received by 5 p.m. CT one week prior to your Orientation date or the guest fee(s) will be non-refundable.

Canceling Your Date

If you no longer plan to attend KU or will be attending in a future semester, please notify the Office of Admissions by updating your application. Completing the form will serve as cancellation of your Orientation session. Guest fees are nonrefundable unless FYE is notified at least one week in advance (see above).

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ORIENTATION ALTERNATIVES

Orientation is a requirement for all incoming undergraduate students, both freshmen and transfer. All Orientations are offered in person on the Lawrence campus.

If you are unable attend any of the dates provided in the registration website or no dates are showing for you, please contact us at firstyear@ku.edu or 785-864-4270.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is an abbreviated Orientation program that occurs on the Thursday prior to the first day of classes each semester. Contact our office for more information.

Exception Requests

If you have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from attending Orientation or Open Enrollment, you may submit an Exception Request form for consideration. 

 

 

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