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University 101

University 101 is KU’s orientation seminar, offered both in-person and online. In the course, you will:

  • Learn about the University and begin to define your KU experience.
  • Make an academic and personal wellness plan.
  • Engage in work that affirms student identities and builds KU communities. 
  • Meet peers and professionals that will help you transition to student life.

All sections of UNIV 101 are about YOU and KU—helping you learn to navigate the university. KU offers a wealth of opportunities, and this class will help you find your place within it all. You will use your skills and experiences to craft a KU story that serves the person you are and the person you want to become. You will build an individualized academic plan to put you on the path to earning the degree and education you want. You will learn about university resources to help you succeed and opportunities to get involved and customize your KU experience.

In-person sections of UNIV 101 get you out of the classroom, exploring iconic campus locations, resources, and involvement opportunities.

Online sections of UNIV 101 help you form a sense of KU community from wherever you are. You will connect with other new Jayhawks learning remotely, and you will have the structure you need to take advantage of remotely-available resources, volunteer opportunities, and more!

For more information about how COVID-19 impacts UNIV 101, please refer to our COVID-19 Seminars Update page.


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