Experience KU

The crowd erupts in cheers as your friends chant KU’s famous Rock Chalk anthem. The lights of the field illuminate KU’S rising stars, as they bolt across the green terrain into the night. School spirit at KU starts with a Jayhawk game and spreads through the laughter and community around campus.

Want to sketch in the Spencer Arts Museum, or get in a sunrise work out? What inspires you? Engage in the academic and cultural life of KU through the undergraduate accelerator team and beyond. Learn and thrive, while further developing your English language proficiency. And, with over 600 student organizations, the options to seek out your community and find your passion through sports, fitness, arts and entertainment are limitless.

Activities and Sports

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

KU offers more than 600 student organizations that provide educational, social, and community-building programs and events. Find organizations based on your interests, hobbies, religious beliefs, and cultural and international ties.

Division I Sports Teams

Division I Sports Teams

Students and the Lawrence community have a passion for supporting the athletic teams at KU. Both a member of the Big 12 Conference and Division I sports, KU athletics have won eleven National Division I championships in basketball, track & field, and cross country.

Intramural Sports Leagues

Intramural Sports Leagues

Interested in participating in sports and joining a team? The KU Recreation Center on campus offers a variety of intramural leagues and clubs, including beach and indoor volleyball, soccer, basketball, rowing, water skiing, and many more.

Culture and Entertainment

Arts

Arts

The Spencer Museum of Art exhibits rotating artists and permanent collections. Tours are frequent, and, on most afternoons, art students sketch and fulfill their artistic and creative dreams.

Signature Events

Signature Events

The Academic Accelerator Program extends learning beyond the classroom by involving students in the social life at KU and creating contexts for cultural competence through exposure to the American way of life and the diverse cultures of their peers.

Music and Theater

Music and Theater

The School of the Arts is open to the Lawrence community with musical and theater performances throughout the academic year. The Lied Center, a Lawrence performing arts center, is an easy walk across the Iowa street bridge to see its world-class artists and performances.

Campus and Amenities

Modern Facilities and Technology

Modern Facilities and Technology

The University of Kansas is transforming and creating a Central District into a new hub of education and research. The Central District comprises of 280,000 square feet of space for teaching, learning and interdisciplinary research in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, physics, molecular biosciences, student resources and related fields.

Beautiful Outdoor Space

Beautiful Outdoor Space

Considered one the most beautiful in the nation, KU's central campus occupies 1,000 acres on and around historic Mount Oread in Lawrence, a community of about 100,000 in the forested hills of eastern Kansas.

Centers and Resources for Faith Communities

Centers and Resources for Faith Communities

There are resources, centers, and student organizations for students searching for communities that support their faith. The Islamic Center and the St. Lawrence Catholic Center are walking distance to the residence halls. There is a kosher kitchen overseen by a Rabbi and the Chabad Center, and kosher and halal food available at each dining center. Prayer and meditation rooms are available throughout campus.

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The main reason I wanted to get involved is that I thought it would be easier for me when I know more people around campus. I am currently involved in the Indonesian Student Association, Student Senate, and the Muslim Student Association. In the Student Senate, I am representing the undergraduate international students, so my job is basically to advocate for them.

– Farah, Chemical Engineering major from Indonesia

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