Things to Bring

  • Pillow
  • Blanket or sleeping bag
  • Bath towels
  • One day worth of clothes
  • Toiletries (including your toothbrush!)
  • Phone charger
  • Photo identification (school ID, driver's license, passport)
  • Any prescription medications you take on a regular basis
  • Notebook and pen/pencil to take notes on your experiences
  • Backpack

Special Note: The university will not be responsible for replacing lost or damaged personal items. Please do not bring any expensive electronics, jewelry or other valuable personal items.

Who will I stay with? You will be staying with current KU students who have been selected to give you the best experience possible. We try our best to pair you with a host that has a major that you are interested in and/or has similar interests. If they don't have your major, chances are they know someone who does and can easily connect you with them.

What will be the role of my host? Hosts will be in charge of giving you a real student life experience here at KU. They will open their residence hall room to you, show you the campus, and give you tips about navigating the first year.  Feel free to ask them any questions about the KU experience. They are here for you!

Will I need to bring money for food? No.  You will be given a meal pass that will allow you to access KU dining facilities for the duration of your experience. The only reason you would need to bring money for food is if you would like to purchase coffee or a snack from one of the dining facilities on/off campus that are not included with your meal pass or something from the retail stores on campus.

Parents and Counselors A staff representative will be on-call 24 hours a day.  Public Safety can also be reached at 610-683-4002 (Emergencies 610-683-4001). All hosts have been selected by KU staff as ambassadors of the university. They have extensive knowledge in all that KU has to offer and will be able to answer most questions that the student may have.  They have had training specific to this program and have completed/submitted all required clearances. Roommates of hosts have also been made aware of the program and are required to sign an agreement to ensure that your student feels welcomed.