Three students at a Hawk Week event

The Center for Orientation & Transition Programs

We offer programs that draw together new and returning students, deepening their connection to KU’s campus and the Jayhawk community.


Admitted students enroll in classes, meet new and established Jayhawks, and learn the ins and outs of KU life.

photo of directional signage at Orientation

Hawk Week

Our campuswide kickoff celebrates the new year with several days of live events, block parties, and community meetings.

Three students enjoying festivities at Hawk Week Unionfest.

Winter Welcome

This is our way of welcoming students to the spring semester, complete with events centered on campus life and student opportunities.

Bus on Jayhawk Boulevard on a snowy day with Fraser Hall in the background.

Other Upcoming Programs

OTP partners with campus organizations to present programs that mark small moments and major milestones. Here's a sampling:

OTP Events

Students sitting near a statue of the 1920 Jayhawk.

About OTP

We’re committed to helping students make a smooth transition through their first year, and find success beyond it. Get to know more about our mission, and the team members who make it happen.

Learn about OTP