Orientation

Below is information and links to resources for admitted students coming to KU. If you have questions about beginning your graduate study program, please contact Graduate Studies.

Accessibility Resources

Student Access Services is an office that facilitates appropriate resources, services and auxiliary aids to allow each qualified student with a disability to equitably access educational, social, and career opportunities at the University of Kansas. More information, including contacts, is available at Student Access Services.

International Student Orientation

New International Student Orientation, called YOU at KU, is a mandatory program that all international students are required to attend, including international graduate students. YOU at KU is designed to ease the transition to the U.S. and to KU. More information, a registration form, and a program brochure is available at International Student Services Orientation. Please make sure you also check on your expected arrival date in the U.S. and at KU.


  Graduate Welcome Fair

Date: August 14, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Ballroom, Kansas Union

Graduate Students are invited to attend the annual Graduate Welcome Fair. Representatives from offices across campus -- like the Registrar, the Parking office, museums and centers, and student organization -- will be available to answer your questions about their services and opportunities. For additional activities, please see the Graduate Studies Events page.


Fall 2017 Orientation Events

  About Teaching - The New GTA Conference

Date: Monday, August 14, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Budig Hall

Led by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), new graduate teaching assistants will attend this mandatory conference as part of their training process. Please contact CTE with questions about this event.

Department/School Orientations

Many departments/schools offer orientation events for new graduate students. Orientation events for Fall 2017 will be listed on this webpage when they are announced in June 2017. If your department or school is not listed, please contact your department/school about orientation and other important information for new graduate students.

  Chemistry Department Graduate Student Orientation

Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 2043 Malott Hall
If you have questions, please contact Ruben Leal

  Economics Department Graduate Student Orientation

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 120 Snow Hall
 

  Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders Graduate Student Orientation

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: 2092 Dole Human Development Center
 

  Master's of Accounting Working Professional Program Orientation (Edwards Campus)

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 5:00
Location: BEST Building
 

  Edwards Campus New Graduate Student Orientation

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: BEST Conference Center
** Please RSVP by email or call 913-897-8539 if you plan to attend this orientation event.

  History of Art Department New Graduate Student Orientation

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am
Location: 207 Spencer Museum of Art

  Master’s Higher Education Administration Program Orientation

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Location: 247 JRP (Joseph R. Pearson building)

  School of Engineering Graduate Student Orientation

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Check-in will begin at 8:30 am in the McClendon Atrium of LEEP2 and official programming will begin at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided for all students who attend, so we ask all students to RVSP by August 10th.

  Political Science Department New Graduate Student Orientation

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 512 Blake Hall

  Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department Graduate Student Orientation

Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: TBA
Location: 329 Blake Hall

  Special Education Ph.D. Student Orientation

Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: the "Five 21" room inside the Oread Hotel

  School of Public Affairs and Administration New Ph.D. Student Orientation

Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: 4060Z Wescoe Hall

  Master's of Accounting Full-time Program Orientation (Lawrence Campus)

Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Capitol Federal Hall


Spring & Summer 2018 Orientation Events

To Be Announced


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