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Gavin Young
KU Office of Public Affairs
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Offices open for new, returning students this weekend

Thu, 08/22/2013

LAWRENCE — Several key University of Kansas departments will be open Saturday, Aug. 24, to help new and returning students and their families prepare for the Monday’s first day of fall classes.

KU departments open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Aug. 24:

  • Office of First Year Experience
  • Undergraduate Advising Center
  • KU Card Center
  • KU Parking
  • KU Visitor Center
  • Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Involvement and Leadership Center
  • Student Money Management Services

 

Departments open with different hours:

  • Applied English Center, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Hawk Shop Food Stop in Strong Hall, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Kansas Union, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • KU Info, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25

A general information table will also be set up in the rotunda of Strong Hall at the following times:

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27, 8 a.m -5 p.m.

For more information, contact the Office of First-Year Experience at 864-4270 or firstyear@ku.edu.



For 50 years now, the Applied English Center has been the first stop for international students at KU. The center helps students adjust to the Kansas community by providing intensive English instruction, student services, and activities. “The Applied English Center is a cornerstone of the initiatives we undertake as an international research university. It has helped international students transition to studying at an American university, and has connected students and scholars at KU with their colleagues around the globe,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. Read more: http://bit.ly/10kpMmW Tags: #KUcommunities #InternationalStudents

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