Word-art graphic of campus made out of the names of Hawk Week events

Learn how to live your best Jayhawk life

A healthy, successful KU career starts at Hawk Week. There, you’ll meet the friends and resources who will guide you from Day One to the Commencement walk down the Hill.

Your needs are No. 1

Leading a healthy Jayhawk lifestyle starts with focusing on your own wellbeing. At Hawk Week, you’ll learn self-care rituals, self-defense and bystander training, and fitness resources to help your first year flourish.

Students petting a dog as part of Therapy Dogs on Daisy Hill event.


We put self-care front and center, but that doesn’t mean it’s all on you. Hawk Week is your opportunity to get to know KU's campuswide support network. From one-on-one case management to student communities to whole offices and departments, providing services to ensure your well-being is our priority.

Student chalking a mental health message on Jayhawk Boulevard.

Spaces and places

Two students stand together in the bleachers at Allen Fieldhouse

Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

Through prevention education and programming, SAPEC helps ensure a safer, healthier campus experience for all Jayhawks.
Student on the Chalk Rock climbing wall at Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center

Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center

Fun fact: As part of your student fees, you’re already a member at the Rec. Lucky you! Hawk Week is the perfect chance to check out the snazzy equipment and amenities you’ll soon have at your disposal.
Students studying in a room at Anschutz Library

University Academic Support Centers

UASC provides students with lab spaces, free tutoring services, specialized equipment — all the most important tools Jayhawks need to succeed. Find them at Hawk Week (and reach out during the semester).


As of Aug. 6, all students, faculty, and staff are required to wear masks indoors on KU’s campus. We strongly encourage wearing masks to any outdoor gathering where you could be among a crowd.

For more information about the university's health and safety measures in response to COVID-19, visit the Protect KU website.

Accommodation requests

If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in Hawk Week, please contact the Center for Orientation and Transition Programs two weeks in advance at hawkweek@ku.edu or 785-864-4270.