Commence your Jayhawk legacy
Where better to claim KU’s iconic traditions than under the stars at Memorial Stadium? At Traditions Night, new students assemble to learn the Rock Chalk Chant, how to Wave the Wheat, and more of the customs and history that make us Jayhawks.
Raise your hands, bust a move
All week, community events bring you closer to your new campus. In the daytime, you’ll explore the Hill with other new Jayhawks. At night, major celebrations like OMA Block Party and UnionFest pump up the decibels and ring in the semester with spirit to spare.
Find your perfect fit
Events organized by and dedicated to LGBTQIA+ and students of color are hosted throughout Hawk Week. In these spaces, Jayhawks discover their own tight-knit communities and support networks. Plus, many of these events are hosted by student clubs and organizations, who carry on meeting throughout the school year.