KU is providing a pre-departure International Student Orientation online. Pre-departure orientation is self-paced so you can review the material at a time that is good for you. Orientation will continue to in person components starting August 9 – arrival day.

Set up your KU Online ID

Monitor your KU email daily

Access orientation materials online

Frequently asked questions

Orientation will start online from home and continue in person after you arrive to campus.

KU uses Canvas and Zoom for orientation. Canvas is an online learning tool that will be used for in-person and online courses in the Fall semester.

You can access orientation as soon as you are admitted to KU and have set up your KU Online ID and receive the email invitation in your KU email.

Please log on to International Student Orientation on Canvas to review orientation materials.

Orientation starts as soon as you log on. All of the online components are self-paced and you can complete them anytime. There are also some Question & Answer sessions on zoom. Log in today and learn more!


Fall 2021
Orientation Start online after you set up your KU online ID
Move-In August 09, 2021
Classes Begin August 23, 2021
Last Day of Semester December 17, 2021

Please review helpful academic advising resources here: https://advising.ku.edu/

Please complete Module 2 for International Student Orientation to learn about enrolling in courses. You can access this online from home through Canvas (https://movetocanvas.ku.edu).

Please review KU’s Academic Support Center resources here: https://uasc.ku.edu/

Please complete Module 2 for International Student Orientation to learn about enrolling in courses. You can access this online from home through Canvas (https://movetocanvas.ku.edu).

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, students take an English test and Math test as part of orientation. You will learn more about this in Module 2 of International Student Orientation.

Yes, if you are unable to arrive to campus you can take your first semester online from home.

Health & COVID-19

Testing, Vaccine, Quarantine and more

Safety Precautions for COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

Current guidance about Quarantine and Isolation is posted on this website: https://studenthealth.ku.edu/coronavirus.

You can quarantine in your personal living arrangements.

Yes, vaccines are available at Watkins Health Center and at other locations off campus. There may be a waiting period if you need to first take a mandatory vaccine like the Measles Mumps, & Rubella vaccine.


All students arriving to campus for the first time must check-in with ISS. Please review Module 3 in the International Student Orientation Course on Canvas. Additional questions can be directed to iss@ku.edu.

Job & Career Services

International students can work on campus. Please review this site for more information: https://iss.ku.edu/f-1-employment

Scholarships & Finances

Scholarship for Fall 2021 have been awarded.

Banking options are described in Module 7 in the International Student Orientation course, you can access the course from home on https://movetocanvas.ku.edu/

Please review your enrollment contract for information about refunds.

Parking & Transport

Plans to buy a car after arriving to campus? This link is a good resource for parking on campus for those who will have a car: https://parking.ku.edu/

Plans to take public transportation around campus and Lawrence? This link is a good resource for KU and Lawrence buses: https://transportationservices.ku.edu/

Clubs & Organizations

KU has so many great ways to get involved and make new friends. You will learn more about Jayhawk Life in Module 8 of International Student Orientation, and you can also learn more here: https://rockchalkcentral.ku.edu/organizations


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, KU has an awesome rec center! Learn more here: https://recreation.ku.edu/