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Jan. 20, 2021

Get off to a good start. Check out the welcome week events.

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Parents Email Bulletin - January 2021 KU Parents and Family Bulletin can be found online. Please encourage parents and family members to sign-up here.

Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference: Call for Proposals - Submissions are due Jan 29 via this linkPre-Register to attend or present by Feb. 11.

Journal of Criminal Justice and Law - The Official Journal of the Law and Public Policy Section of ACJS is announcing a call for papers for a special fall 2021 issue. Information on the Special Issue: Insurgency at the Capitol. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2021.

Get the Right Materials for Class - Let a KU Campus Store personal shopper assist you.  Sign up now for a 15-minute slot.

Last day to apply for a bookstore account is Jan. 28 - If you receiving financial aid in excess of your tuition, fees, meals, etc., you may qualify for a bookstore account to purchase course-required books and supplies. Obtain and submit a request form online from the Student Accounts Office.

Fast, Free, Convenient Course Material Shopping with Virtual Shelf - Each semester, KU Campus Store will automatically generate a custom Virtual Shelf that compiles all the books and course materials you need for the upcoming semester with the lowest priced options available in our store. Virtual Shelf is free for all KU students.

Special Hours:

  • McFarland Student Union is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon.- Fri. Closed Sat.-Sun.. Regular hours resume Fri., Jan. 29.
  • Rohrbach Library is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Closed Sat.-Sun. Regular hours resume Mon., Feb. 1.
  • Student Rec Center is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mon.-Fri.. Closed Sat.-Sun. Regular hours resume Mon., Feb. 1.

View the Full Welcome Weeks Schedule

Thu. Jan. 21

Designing Your Career Path - 11 a.m. Learn to access the latest career info & resources and discover the value of career exploration in making informed career decisions.

Mon. Jan. 25

Blood Drive: January 25 - If you are in town, consider giving blood at the REC CENTER. Pre-Register using this website.

Soft Skills: What Employers Want - 3 p.m. Employers want you to have soft skills. What are soft skills you ask? Communication, professionalism, critical thinking and many more.

University Writing Center Spring 2021 - Online Jan. 25 - In-person Feb. 1 (Rohrbach Library 100c). Call 610-683-4733, email In-person hours: Sun. 2-6, Mon. 3-7, Tue./Thu./Fri. 11-5, Wed. 2-8. Online hours: Sun. 2-6, Mon./Tue./Thu. 11-8, Wed. 3-7, Fri. 12-4.

Tue. Jan. 26

Choosing a Major - 11 a.m. Explore myths and facts about majors and careers and how you can narrow down options to make the best decision for your future.

Senior Kick-Off - 11 a.m. Receive the information and support you need to find employment/grad school success.

TB Testing at Health Center-Beck Hall, First Floor - Tue. Jan. 26, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Return Thu. Jan 28, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for results. Appointment required. $12 Fee charged to KU Account.

Wed. Jan. 27

On-Campus Jobs Info Session - 1 p.m. Learn how on-campus jobs can help build your resume, gain experience, and create valuable connections for future jobs.

Senior Kick-Off - 3 p.m. Receive the information and support you need to find employment/grad school success.


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