Destination KU

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Who should attend First-generation and multicultural students

Destination KU is for admitted high school seniors who are first-generation college students or students of color.

What to Expect

This free event will help you get a head start at KU and includes:

  • a financial aid workshop
  • early access to recourse that will support your success at KU
  • lunch on campus with KU faculty and staff
  • information fair with student support programs from across campus
  • a chance to meet your future Jayhawk classmates 
  • session on Exploratory Pathways to help you determine the right major

 

Where is it?

Kansas Union: 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045

Check-in begins at 8:30am in the Lobby on the 4th floor of the Kansas Union

 

SAMPLE DAY-OF ITINERARY

Click here to download a sample day-of itinerary! 

*Students who attend Destination KU and register for orientation before or at the event will get one complimentary guest pass that allows the student to bring one guest for free to KU orientation later this summer. Orientation sign-up opens on February 1st. 

 

HOW CAN I PREPARE?

Take a look at our Exploratory Pathways! The pathways are designed to help you find a major that is the right fit for you. They will be offered as sessions at the event. Prior to registering for the event, be sure to determine which you are most interested in! If you have questions about the pathways you can reach out to Dannah Hartley, Associate Director in the Undergraduate Advising Center at: dhartley@ku.edu 

To fully participate in the Financial Aid workshop and help rooms, we recommend filing the 2019-2020 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before attending the event. If you have questions prior to the event, find out who your Financial Aid counselor is and reach out. 

We're happy to cover parking charges for you on event day, but please take a minute to register the car you're bringing to campus so that you do not get a parking ticket ($25). Park in the Mississippi Street Parking Garage (just north of the Kansas Union located at 1261 Oread Avenue), and register your car ONCE ONLY using this link: https://rockcha.lk/DestinationKU

 

EVENT & PARKING DETAILS

Check-in begins at 8:30am on the 4th floor of the Kansas Union

Kansas Union: 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045

We're happy to cover parking charges for you, but please take a minute to register the car you're bringing to campus on event day so that you do not get a parking ticket ($25). Please park in the Mississippi Street Parking Garage (just north of the Kansas Union located at 1261 Oread Avenue), and register your car ONCE ONLY using this link: https://rockcha.lk/DestinationKU 

KU Campus Map

Kansas Union is noted as “KSUN” on map; Mississippi Street Parking Garage is noted as “MSPK” on map. 

 

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Just ask us! Contact Cailan Silva with questions about registration or event logistics at csilva15@ku.edu or call the KU Office of Admissions at 785-864-3911.