OTP student staff posing for photo at Traditions Night.


As a first-year student, your transition to KU is at once exciting and challenging. It’s a time to find your community, meet new people, explore fresh ideas, and earn your degree among scholars and experts leading their fields.

The Center for Orientation & Transition Programs is dedicated to guiding you as you navigate these first-year milestones. As a part of the Centers for Orientation and Academic Advising Programs, OTP oversees various Orientation events for domestic undergraduate students, welcome programs like Hawk Week, and other first-year opportunities meant to inspire purposeful KU careers.

Our Orientation Assistants are current KU students who will be with you throughout your session, answering questions, offering advice, and preparing you for Jayhawk life.

Aerial view of campus looking north from Summerfield
Center for Orientation & Transition Programs
Wescoe Hall , Room 4006
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS , Kansas 66045