Pre-Register for Orientation

“YOU at KU” international student orientation is required for all new international students arriving for the Fall 2014 semester.  Pre-registration is necessary and orientation fees are automatically billed. 

See below for details about orientation.

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Fall 2014 Undergraduate Student Orientation

The Fall 2014 “YOU at KU” International Undergraduate Student Orientation will begin on Tuesday, August 12. All undergraduate international students (freshmen or transfer), undergraduate study abroad students, and AEC-only students should attend this program.  We recommend that you arrive to Lawrence in time to participate on the first day. Pre-registration is required to attend. Please check back soon for more information about the orientation program, housing options, and pre-registration materials.

All undergraduate freshman, transfer, and AEC-only students in any immigration status, are required to attend orientation and pay the orientation fees.  Orientation fees will be billed to your student account after your arrival to campus.

Fall 2014 Graduate Student Orientation

The Fall 2014 “YOU at KU” International Graduate Student Orientation will begin on Wednesday, August 6. All graduate international students (Master’s, PhD, and graduate-level Study Abroad) should attend this orientation. We recommend that you arrive to Lawrence in time to participate on the first day. Pre-registration is required to attend. Please check back soon for more information about the orientation program, housing options, and pre-registration materials.

All graduate students in F-1 or J-1 status are required to attend orientation and pay the orientation fees.  Orientation fees will be billed to your student account after your arrival to campus.

What to expect at Orientation?

The “YOU at KU” international student orientation is a program designed to ease your transition to the U.S. and KU. Orientation participants complete all required check-in processes, enjoy fun social events, and become better acquainted with the University of Kansas. Participating in orientation is a great way to reduce enrollment stress, meet new friends from all over the world, and start to feel at home in your new environment!

​Meet new people, make friends and get to know important stuff as well as faculty members that will help you during your time at KU.

  • Learn about the KU campus, Lawrence, Kansas and the U.S.
  • Complete required immigration, health and English proficiency check-in processes quickly, easily and faster than students not participating in Orientation.
  • Meet with an Academic advisor and enroll in your classes earlier than non-orientation students.
  • Receive personal attention and support from Orientation and ISS Staff Program Activities
  • Make use of free shuttles to local banks, shops and restaurants
  • Attend many Informational sessions, including Staying Legal in the U.S., Enrollment Processes at KU, classroom expectations, cultural adjustment, healthcare and health insurance, safety, libraries, the Lawrence bus systems, and much more.
  • Learn how to become a KU Jayhawk!

Questions? 

You can email issorientation@ku.edu for help.


Pre-Registration is currently not active. All newly admitted students will receive an email from the ISS office when the orientation pre-registration forms are available.

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