College Tips, Life at KU

Bookmark this now: 12 helpful KU links you need

The beautiful University of Kansas campus has a lot to offer. You know, in addition to that cute person in your English literature lecture.

While we don’t have links to help with flirting, here are twelve official KU resources worth bookmarking. They’ll help you make the most of getting around campus, studying and finding cool stuff to do.

Getting around campus


Campus map

Look up specific buildings, get directions or even find the bike rack closest to your classes.

Did you know? The bronze Jayhawk statue outside Strong Hall weighs 600 pounds (272 kilograms) – time to hit the gym, buddy (you can find Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center on the map too).

KU on Wheels

These buses will help you conveniently get to class and even to downtown Lawrence. Look up routes, schedules and more.

Did you know? These buses are free for students!

SafeRide and SafeBus

To help students get home at night, SafeRide offers on-demand rides home – simply call to request a car to come get you. SafeBus adds nighttime bus service along specific routes on weekends.

Did you know? SafeRide is available seven nights a week (10:30 pm to 2:30 am), except during class breaks and holidays.


Riding a bicycle around campus is fast, sneaks in exercise and saves on transportation costs. Check out where to park your bike, how to prevent theft and more.

Did you know? You can get helpful tips for bike maintenance and look up bike maps around campus.



Surviving College


Check when libraries are open, search the book catalog and request materials from other libraries.

Did you know? In addition to offering printers and copiers, the libraries also have scanners you can use for free – simply bring your own USB flash drive or email yourself the scanned documents.

Studying spaces

Anschutz Library has a cool Learning Studio on the 3rd and 4th floors. You’ll find plenty of study spots, a Writing Center and more.

Did you know? The Learning Studio has more than 100 computers you can use for researching, writing papers and printing.


The Academic Achievement & Access Center offers tutoring groups. They’re tailored for specific courses, limited to four students and are led by tutors who receive formal training.

Did you know? There is a small fee for group tutoring, though you can apply to waive the fee.

GPA calculator

This convenient tool lets you estimate a future GPA (grade point average) or how many hours you need to achieve a future GPA.

Did you know? You’ll want to access your Degree Progress Report first, which will provide you with some of the important information you need for the calculator.


Having fun on campus


International Student Services

There are more than 2,200 international students at KU. International Student Services offers a variety of programs, events and activities that encourage sharing and appreciation of different cultures.

Did you know? The annual Festival of Nations is a week-long series of cultural events showcasing the international  student community at KU.

Events calendar

Never miss a fun concert, thrilling Jayhawks game or interesting seminar.

Did you know? You can search by event category or by date. The calendar makes it easy to find cool stuff happening around campus.


There are hundreds you can join, from multicultural associations to academic groups to sports clubs.

Did you know? You can start your own organization by applying with the Student Involvement & Leadership Center.

Dining Services

Hungry? Learn about your dining plan options, check out daily menus and look up when different dining locations are open.

Did you know? You can sign up for dining deals, promotions and news that go right to your inbox.

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