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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.



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