August 21, 2020

KU Graduate Studies is excited to host our second annual New Graduate Student Orientation! This campus-wide orientation will give you the opportunity to meet other new graduate students from across disciplines, get acquainted with essential campus resources and offices, and learn a little bit about what Lawrence has to offer you and your families. We recognize the unique needs of graduate students, and this event is designed to give you the tools and connections you'll need to be successful in your  professional and personal lives. We'll also be serving lunch options from a variety of Lawrence restaurants!


If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies by Thursday, August 1 at


A full schedule of the day's events is coming soon!

Parking options for the 2020 New Graduate Student Orientation are as follows. A snippet of KU Parking and Transit Department’s Campus Map is shown below to assist in navigation. The full map is available here.

Open Parking (with or without a purchased KU Parking Pass) is available at the Yellow Lots: 71, 90, 125, and 127. During this day, you do not have to purchase a pass to park in these lots. Detailed information on the purchase of parking passes, as well as rules regarding parking, are available through KU Parking and Transit.
Restricted Parking, requiring an hourly charge, is available at the following Orange parking garages: AFPK, CDP1.
The Lawrence Transit System, coordinated with KU on Wheels, is a convenient transportation option and alternative to parking on campus. Free to ride for all KU students, details on routes can be found here. A free bus app is also available, with live updates to bus locations and arrival times.


COVID-19 Updates and Information

Find up-to-date resources and important information for Graduate Students at REMOTE.KU.EDU.