New International Student Orientation

We are excited to welcome you to campus!

Orientation is a great way to adapt to campus life before the semester begins. During orientation, you will meet other KU students, get to know the campus and the student services available to you, and receive your class schedule. Important sessions are scheduled throughout the orientation to share information about university rules and policies, student visa regulations, registration and billing, information technology, student services, and campus activities, and health and wellness services, just to name a few. 

Freshman International Orientation

First-year International Orientation is divided into three parts:

  1. An online introduction to KU course - Take the Introduction to KU course.
  2. Orientation - offered in-person or online - Visit the Freshman Orientation Website to register. Online sessions are available June 9th or July 8th for those outside the United States. 
  3. International Orientation - offered in-person - Scheduled for Wednesday August 24th and Thursday August 25th - A full schedule will be sent out closer to the start of the semester.

Transfer International Orientation

Transfer International Orientation is divided into three parts:

  1. An online introduction to KU course - Take the Introduction to KU course.
  2. Orientation - offered in-person or online - Visit the Transfer Orientation Website to register. 
  3. International Orientation - offered in-person - Scheduled for Wednesday August 24th and Thursday August 25th - A full schedule will be sent out closer to the start of the semester.

Exchange Student International Orientation

Exchange Students only need to attend International Orientation.

  1. International Orientation - offered in-person - Scheduled for Wednesday August 24th and Thursday August 25th - A full schedule will be sent out closer to the start of the semester.

International Ambassadors Program

The International Ambassadors Program is intended to help new international students transition into life at KU. Our International Ambassadors will serve as a mentor, connect you with resources, share their experiences, and be a point of contact if you are ever feeling lost or confused about your transition to KU. 

Our international ambassadors will be reaching out to you prior to the start of the Spring 2022 semester. Look for an email from them soon!