Artwork depicting an audio wave of the Rock Chalk Chant, with "Hawk Week" in the center.

Hawk Week

KU starts off your bright future with big fun. Hawk Week has so many live and festive events focused on community and inclusivity we couldn’t pack it in seven days and have stretched it to 10. Your path to the future is paved with learning, laughing, and a lot of free stuff.

Your future, your choice.

Hawk Week amplifies the potential that awaits you on the hills and in the classrooms of our campus – now, your campus. Welcome home.

Community and Inclusion.

Find your group. Find your inspiration. Find your groove.

Your community adventure begins at Hawk Week

Wellness and Support.

Self-care. Community care. KU cares.

Your path to wellness continues at Hawk Week

Academics and Exploration.

Connect. Engage. Repeat.

Explore your resources at Hawk Week


Students gather at Unionfest in front of the Memorial Union.

Getting Around

Hawk Week events occur on campus and through the weekend, so we open special bus routes for students looking to travel to the Hill. Get acquainted with KU’s stellar transportation system.
A campus bus passes students on campus for the first day of the fall semester.

Plan your schedule now.

Hawk Week starts your year with momentum, direction, and fun.

Contact and Accommodations

Hawk Week has answers.

If you have questions or need more information about Hawk Week, we can help. Contact us at

Accommodation requests

If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in Hawk Week, please contact the Center for Orientation & Transition Programs two weeks in advance at or 785-864-4270.