Welcome to your Fall 2019 Orientation Advising help page!
Here you will find recommendations for before, during, and after your Orientation experience. Click through on your journey to the University of Kansas.
Before your Advising Appointment
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During Your Orientation Advising Appointment
At Orientation you and your guests will be given an itinerary of great events the Office of First Year Experience has prepared! After lunch you will see that a specific time between 12:45 - 3:45 has been designated for your one on one advising appointment. This will be when you are scheduled at the Undergraduate Advising Center in Summerfield Hall, Room 315. By the time you leave you will be fully enrolled in your Fall 2019 semester!
Things to keep in mind during your Orientation advising appointment:
- We ask that you come to the Undergraduate Advising Center at your assigned advising time. Why? There are lots of new Jayhawks on campus with you. This is just to ensure that you don’t take away from their advising time by coming early or late!
- While we understand that you may have brought guests with you, we ask that they go to the programs that have been outlined for them to attend in the afternoon. Why? The Undergraduate Advising Center prides itself on helping students take ownership of their own academic journey here at KU. We want you as a student to be proud of the courses that you will be taking! We believe ownership plays a large role in that pride. We ask that you allow yourself as a student to start this journey on your own. It’s a big step we know! If you are a guardian of a new Jayhawk we are always here for you to ask questions about your student after their Orientation Day. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Check your advising report from your Orientation day. Your academic advisor will leave these in your Jayjawk GPS student portal.
Schedule Changes after Your Orientation Day: Your enrollment window on Enroll & Pay will remain open until ??
When your enrollment closes it will not open up again until ??. This is so new Jayhawks that come to Orientation after you also have equal course options open to them as well.
Enrollment and Refund Periods
On ??, you can make any changes to your schedule all the way through the first week of classes at no penalty or cost to you. This is what the Registrar refers to as the 100% Refund Period. We, at the Undergraduate Advising Center, will be taking drop-ins this first week of classes to accommodate any issues you might be having that first week—so stop by! After the first week of classes – you will now be at 50% Refund. Meaning, if you make any changes to your schedule by going down in credit hours, you will still owe 50% of the hours you were previously enrolled in. If you are considering any schedule changes we encourage you to contact us for any questions or help. There are lots of contact options below - advisors are standing by!
Our office constantly has drop-in Advisors and Peer Advisors on duty! So we encourage you to come in and see us for any issues you might be experiencing once you are on campus in the Fall.