Freshmen Orientation Program

Freshmen Orientation will take place online through ZOOM this summer. At orientation, students will learn about academics, important resources, how to pay your bill and student life at KU. You'll have a chance to ask questions about your schedule and talk with current students.

Prepare for Your Orientation

1. Select and register for your orientation date. 

Orientation is a requirement for all new students. Register Today! Check your KU Student email regularly for updates and your ZOOM codes once you have registered.

2. Take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment.

The Aleks Math Placement will determine which level of math you should be placed in. It takes 72 hours to process your score. For any technical issues with the assessment, contact the math department at or 610-683-4410.

3. Would you like to earn 9 free college credits? Take the Modern Language Placement.

The placement exam is only for students with previous modern language experience who want to continue studying that same language. Click here for a password and the instructions.

4. Change of Major Requests

For questions about your current major or to change your major, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Please do this before attending your orientation.

5. Stay Connected with NSO

Visit our Stay Connected! Page to learn about other events that NSO is hosting throughout the summer.

Orientation Dates for Fall 2020 Students

All orientation dates have a limited capacity. Once this limit is reached, the orientation date is closed. Before selecting your date, check your family calendar and make sure you have no other obligations. Students are expected to attend the entire session.

  • Monday, July 6, 2020